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Announcements as of January 10, 2013

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.


Join Us for the Philadelphia Flower Show

We are well into the New Year! If you were unable to attend the Friends Members New Year’s Party, you missed a great talk by Drew Becher, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Drew gave us some highlights of this year’s show and it is going to be great.

Make your reservation now to travel with Sue and Steve George to Philly on March 7 – Brilliant!

Plant Information Guides

Our Library friends at NYBG have launched new Plant Information Guides! They have compiled a series of web pages that address the most frequently asked questions about outdoor and indoor plant culture, selection, identification, sourcing and maintenance. The service provides valuable information on cultural requirements such as planting, fertilizing, pruning and propagation as well as assistance with landscape design inquiries. Additional information in the form of images, links to other relevant sources and websites, titles to books covering the subjects is included.

The Plant Information Guides can be found on the Mertz Library webpage under Search Our Collections:

Archetypes of Botanic Literature

What a nice resource this is! And our own library is not too shabby either! Learn about the Rare Book Collection on Sunday January 27 in another Member’s Only program to benefit the conservation of these books. Archetypes of Botanic Literature is not as boring as it sounds – goosebumps are guaranteed!

Edible Sprouts

There are just a couple of spots open for a lucky few at Cynthia Triolo’s cooking program on Edible Sprouts scheduled for Sunday, January 20.

Plant Propagation Workshop

Everyone, from beginner to professional will learn something new at our Plant Propagation Workshop on Saturday, February 2. Nikki Graf from Rutgers greenhouses will share her tips and techniques – and you will make more plants!

Valentine's Day Is Coming Up

Just as one holiday ends, another begins. Join floral designer Marge Hulstrunk to make a Valentine’s Day wreath on Wednesday, February 6. Marge makes the journey to a completed dried flower wreath smooth because she thinks of everything.

Children's Programs

Got little ones? Get them outside with our weekend Family Scavenger Hunts or our Sprouts! programs. Check out these and other children's programs on our Children's Page

Seed Catalogs Arriving! Can Spring Be Far Behind?

The seed catalogs are arriving. So, if you are wondering if last year’s seed are still viable, use the information at Margaret Roach’s website to find out:

and finally:

Lesley Parness, Superintendent of Horticulture, recommends these guys for a very interesting selection of quality, organic seeds:

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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