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Announcements as of September 5, 2012

The Friends of Frelinghuysen Arboretum are proud to host dozens of events in the coming weeks, ranging from exhibits to photo classes to tours to informative programs on gardens and horticulture.
Our full program is found on the Events Page of our website.
Please browse there at your leisure, but here are some upcoming events that we would like to highlight.
Click here to read this and previous newsletters on-line.


Book Club

We are pleased to announce the start of a Book Club in our library. Please click this link for all the exciting details.

Propagating Scented Geraniums from our garden to yours!

Members Only - Meet this Saturday, September 9 from 10am - 11am in the Scherer Garden.

Bring a clean, sharp small set of pruners. We’ll provide the rest and you will go home with a bunch of scented geranium plants to baby indoors over the winter and set out in your garden or in containers next spring.

Learn how to make cuttings with Lesley Parness, Superintendent of Horticultural Education.

This is a “Member Benefit” – call 973-326-7600 in case the weather is questionable.

Okay – Labor Day has come and gone, the kids are at school and nurseries have their fall stock out - So, what is happening this September at the Frelinghuysen?

Garden to Table Centerpiece

Saturday, 9/8 - Marge Hulstrunk demonstrates turning vegetables into floral art!

Exploring Gardens and Green Spaces

Sunday, September 9 - at 1pm. Learn about wonderful gardens to visit in the tri-state area with this appealing lecture that features spectacular images!

Plants for Fall Gardening

Thursday 9/13 - It would be hard to find someone as well versed in trees and shrubs as Daryl Kobesky from Pleasant Run Nursery.

You don’t know that nursery? That’s because they are open “to the trade only.” This is where designers shop and this is a plantsman worth hearing. If your garden needs something special, come hear what Daryl suggests and advises.

Herbal Vinegar Workshop

Friday, 9/14 - Just a few spots are left. Don’t miss this chance to learn how easy it is to make herbal vinegars. One class and you’ll have a lifetime of herbal vinegar knowledge, plus you’ll go home with 3 elegant bottles of unique vinegars.

Vegetable Garden Series: Putting the Garden to Bed

Beginning and intermediate vegetable gardeners will appreciate the tips and information, plus free broccoli starts for your fall veggie garden!

An Apple A Day

Sunday 9/16 - Now that your teen is back at school, give them a special treat with this class. Then they can bring their teacher an apple tart, brown betty or other baked confection!

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Sunday 9/23 - Moon cakes, story-telling, lantern making and more at this celebration of this important Chinese holiday. Free, but registration is required.

Flower Shows?

We got’em!

  • This Saturday, 9/8 it’s the Orchid Auction
  • Dahlia Show on Saturday, 9/22
  • Fungus Fest on Sunday, 9/30

June Blake's Garden

The Friends Are Going to Ireland in 2013

And you are invited to join in on a wonderful tour of Irish gardens. Read about the program on starting on our Ireland2013 page.

Then join us on Saturday October 20 for the Friends Trip to Ireland Preview.

If you decide to join in on the fun (and we hope you do -- our Scotland travelers from 2011 had a ball!), you can reserve a place with a deposit either by check or by PayPal. Read about it on the Ireland2013 pages.

What's in Bloom At the Arboretum

Coming for a walk? Check out what’s in bloom right here with our on-line What's in Bloom list, maintained by volunteer Phil Dahlen.


Remember that all our events can be found on our Events Page where, we are happy to say, you can register and pay on line -- just click on the "Add to Cart" buttons on our Events page and Membership page. Alternatively, you may register by calling 973-326-7603.

Retail Partners

Our Retail Partners list continues to grow! Look under "Membership" and then "Discount Offers" on our website (or just click on the headline above).

Remember to bring your membership card when shopping.


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