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Mon Feb 1, 2021

Any time

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED EVENTS

The Friends have recorded a number of events over the past year which are available on our Pre-recorded Events page. Go there, follow the instructions and sit back and enjoy from our growing catalog.

Here is our list:

  • 7/14/20 - Summer Science: Composting and Eco-Friendly Yard Care
  • 7/22/20 - Dahlias
  • 9/22/20 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Too Many Tomatoes
  • 1/1/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: James Beard's Oatmeal Bread
  • 2/1/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Lentil Soup
  • 3/1/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Rice and Peas
  • 3/6/21 - COMMUNITY GARDEN CONFERENCE RECORDINGS: Understanding Disease Management, Food Safety and Coordinator's Roundtable
  • 4/1/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Lovely Leeks
  • 5/1/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Brewed to Perfection
  • 5/13/21 - A VIRTUAL GARDEN TOUR OF IRELAND IN MAY
  • 6/1/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Ruby Red Rhubarb
  • 6/3/21 - VIRTUAL TOUR OF GARDENS IN CORNWALL & DEVON IN JUNE
  • 6/13/21 - Growing Strawberries in the Home Garden
  • 6/13/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Strawberry Spoon Cake

So, go to our on our Pre-recorded Events page to find out all about these.

Cost: See pre-recorded events page

Location: Pre-recorded

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Sep 30, 2021

7:00 PM

THE LATE SUMMER GARDENS OF THE COTSWOLDS

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Escape for an hour with Judy Snow for a late summer tour through some of the outstanding gardens of Gloucestershire in England. We'll visit Prince Charles' gardens at Highgrove, Bourton House, Kiftsgate Court (photo of Kiftsgate fountain at right), Barnsley House, Abbey House, Sezincote, Hidcote and Sudeley Castle, as well as scenes from smaller, private gems.

This presentation (with photos by Jim Snow) is based on a trip organized by the Friends in September of 2015.

Free for Members of the Friends, $10 for Non-Members.  Members of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, please register here.  Non-Members, please register below via the yellow 'add to cart' button.  The Zoom link will be sent to the email on your PayPal receipt. If you prefer it sent to a different email address, please contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net before 2pm the day of the event.

Registration will close by 2pm the day of the event.  A Zoom link will be sent to you on the day of the event.  Please note this program will not be recorded.

 

Cost: Free for Members, $10 Non-Members

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Fri Oct 1, 2021

Anytime

COOKING DEMONSTRATION: WINTER SQUASH RISOTTO WITH ROSEMARY

Risotto

A RECORDED PROGRAM

Join Chef Cynthia Triolo as she demonstrates how to make this delicious risotto using any type of winter squash. Best of all, learn the techniques for making risotto using other ingredients and flavors. It's the ultimate comfort food!

The recipe wil be sent to you along with the program link when you register.

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Cost: $10 members - $15 non-members

Location: A RECORDED PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Thu Oct 14, 2021

7:00 PM

LIFE IN THE STUDIO AND GARDEN with Frances Palmer

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Frances Palmer has been a potter and gardener for over 33 years and is known for her handmade functional ceramics. Her pieces have been carried by a variety of stores, including Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, and the Philip Johnson Glass House. Her work has also been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Martha Stewart Living, and House & Garden to name just a few. She lives and works in Weston, Connecticut.

In her lecture, Frances will discuss her ceramics, informed by her Art History training and what inspires her work in earthenware, terracotta and porcelain. Adjacent to the studio are two large cutting gardens, which provide a continual flow of flowers for Frances' photography. All three aspects of her practice combine to produce her art.

In October 2020, Frances' first book, Life in the Studio, was published by Artisan Books. It comprises essays describing her ceramic and garden processes as well as her philosophical ideas about making a creative life.

Follow her on Instagram @francespalmer

Cost: $10 Members - $15 non-Members

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Mon Nov 1, 2021

1:30 pm

MEMBERS ONLY GARDEN LOVER'S BOOK CLUB

Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Did you know that there is a group of interested gardeners that meet once a month on a Monday afternoon at 1:30 PM to share their love of gardening?

The club reads and discusses gardening books, talks about garden trips, shares gardening successes and failures and exchanges ideas.

The book for the November meeting is The Food Explorer by Daniel Stone.

Free to Members of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum but registration is required.

A Zoom link will be sent to you a few days prior to the meeting date.

Questions? Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Cost: FREE FOR MEMBERS

Location: VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM

Sponsor: FOFA

Mon Nov 1, 2021

7:00 PM - Tuesdays, Nov. 2 - 23

2021 TREE SYMPOSIUM

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAMS

November 2: Bob Iiames - CONIFERS FOR TODAY'S GARDENS

November 9: Christie Dustman - CONIFERS AS LIVING SCULPTURES

November 16: Robert La Hoff - CONIFERS: FASTIGIATE & DWARF TYPES ... ANYTHING BUT DULL!

November 23: Ted Hildebrant - A DOUBLE FEATURE: CONIFER PROPAGATION OVERVIEW & WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING CONIFERS

More information on each speaker and their talk can be found below.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR EACH PROGRAM INDIVIDUALLY, BUT IF YOU REGISTER FOR ALL FOUR PROGRAMS AT ONCE ON THE 'ADD TO CART' LINK BELOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE A DISCOUNT. MEMBERS: $30 FOR ALL 4 PROGRAMS VERSUS $10 EACH INDIVIDUALLY AND NON-MEMBERS $45 FOR ALL 4 PROGRAMS VERSUS $15 EACH INDIVIDUALLY.

Each program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs

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Cost: $30 members for all 4 - $45 non-members for all 4

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAMS

Sponsor: FOFA

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Tue Nov 2, 2021

7:00 PM

2021 TREE SYMPOSIUM - CONIFERS FOR TODAY'S GARDENS

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Bob Iiames, Jr.

Please join Bob Iiames, Jr., Groundskeeper at the 173-acre Lange Estate in Ludlow Falls, Ohio, member of the American Conifer Society, Ohio Valley North American Rock Garden Society and current President of the Miami Valley Hosta Sociey as he speaks about his passion for dwarf and unusual conifers - he currently cares for more than 400 of these plants!

Bob's PowerPoint presentation will cover a wide variety of topics, from conifers that change color, to conifers that require no pruning, to conifers for shady areas. He will start with a brief description of and cultural requirements of conifers. Then he'll focus on the many new varieties and where to find them.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs

Questions? Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Cost: $10 Members - $15 non-Members

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Tue Nov 9, 2021

7:00 PM

2021 TREE SYMPOSIUM - CONIFERS AS LIVING SCULPTURES

Christie Dustman

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Christie Dustman started her landscae design firm, Christie Dustman & Company, 22 years ago. She has won design awards, teaches at many venues, including the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and in 2021, her private garden was featured in Fine Gardening Magazine.

Christie's talk will use photos to illustrate the thought process behind why she does what she does, always with a dash of humor. She loves plants, loves satisfying design and loves the feeling of "ahhh - this is just right" in a garden. Her talk will cover conifers as a unique and often misunderstood plant category in the garden. The lecture examines the criteria of 'what is a sculpture' and makes the argument that conifers are living sculptures, providing key artistic moments to modern gardens rather than being relegated as blobs of the past.

This program is elibible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs

Questions? Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Cost: $10 members - $15 non-members

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Tue Nov 16, 2021

7:00 PM

2021 TREE SYMPOSIUM - CONIFERS: FASTIGIATE & DWARF TYPES ... ANYTHING BUT DULL!

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Robert La Hoff

Robert La Hoff is co-owner of Hall's Garden Center & Florist in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, a member of the Union County Board of Agriculture and The New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association, as well as a Lifetime Member of the American Conifer Association. Most recently, Bob received The New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association's Horticultural Professional of the Year Award for 2019.

Please join us as Bob focuses his discussion on fastigiate and dwarf conifers, talks about their usefulness in the landscape, cultural information and the distinction between fastigiate and columnar types. Bob will also dispel the myth that all conifers are green, he'll talk about specific cultivars and will help validate these choices in your garden. Common mistakes using larger plant materials will be covered as well as why knowing botanical nomenclature is important to good decision making. Stories of travel, friendship and personal connections to these plant choices will hopefully inspire you to go out and search for your next favorite conifer!

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs.

Questions? Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Cost: $10 members - $15 non-members

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Tue Nov 23, 2021

7:00 PM

2021 TREE SYMPOSIUM - A DOUBLE FEATURE: CONIFER PROPAGATION OVERVIEW & WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING CONIFERS

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Ted Hildebrant

Ted Hildebrant is a third generation nurseryman and propagator. Ted and his life partner Elly Keyel, own and operate Coldwater Pond Nursery, a specialty woody plant propagation nursery in Phelps, New York.

Ted will present a pair of mini-lectures, starting with a look at how conifers are propagated. Specific methods, including proagation by seed, cuttings and grafting will be reviewed and will include techniques you can use in your own garden. The second half of the presentation will cover what to check for and pitfalls to avoid when shopping for that perfect conifer for your landscape. You will learn how to tell a good graft union from a bad one as well as get an understanding of any pests or issues to watch out for on your prospectve conifer purchase.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs.

Questions? contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Cost: $10 members - $15 non-members

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Wed Dec 1, 2021

Anytime

COOKING DEMONSTRATION: GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN

Spiced Pecans

A RECORDED PROGRAM

Holiday gift giving is upon us and what better way to show your love than by making gifts in your own kitchen! Chef Cynthia Triolo will show us how to make delicious Spiced Pecans, a pancake mix and a hot chocolate mix to package and give to friends and family.

The recipes will be sent to you along with the link to the program when you register.

Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net with any questions.

Cost: $10 members - $15 non-members

Location: A RECORDED PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Mon Jan 3, 2022

1:30 pm

MEMBERS ONLY GARDEN LOVER'S BOOK CLUB

Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Did you know that there is a group of interested gardeners that meet once a month on a Monday afternoon at 1:30 PM to share their love of gardening?

The club reads and discusses gardening books, talks about garden trips, shares gardening successes and failures and exchanges ideas.

The book for the January meeting is Weeds: In Defense of Nature's Most Unloved Plants by Richard Mabey.

Free for Members of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum but registration is required.

A Zoom link will be sent to you a few days prior to the meeting date.

Questions? Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Cost: FREE FOR MEMBERS

Location: VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM

Sponsor: FOFA

Mon Mar 7, 2022

1:30 PM

MEMBERS ONLY GARDEN LOVER'S BOOK CLUB

Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Did you know that there is a group of interested gardeners that meet once a month on a Monday afternoon at 1:30 PM to share their love of gardening?

The club reads and discusses gardening books, talks about garden trips, shares gardening successes and failures and exchanges ideas.

The book for the March meeting is The Brother Gardeners by Andrea Wulf.

Free for Members of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum but registration is required.

A Zoom link will be sent to you a few days prior to the meeting date.

Questions? Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

 

Cost: FREE FOR MEMBERS

Location: VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

Sponsor: FOFA