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Announcements as of January 23, 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.


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Kokedama Class

Here’s a picture of the recent kokedama class showing off their first of three creations. it was fun and everyone was a kokedama mama!

Plant Remediators

Many of us are making home repairs and improvements following super storm sandy. That new carpeting, paint and drywall all produce off-gassing of potentially harmful pollutants such as benzene and formaldehyde. Through photosynthesis, plants can help to remove these and other chemical gases. NASA has done many studies on this subject and recommends something like 15 plants in 6” pots (or the equivalent) to clean the air of a 2,000 square foot space. Here is a list of their favorite “sick building” plant remediators:

  • English Ivy (Hedera helix)
  • Spider Plant (Cholorophytum comosum)
  • Golden Pothos (Scindapsus aures)
  • Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum hybrids)
  • Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema hybrids )
  • Bamboo Plant (Chamaedorea sefritzii)
  • Snake Plant (Sansevieria hybrids)
  • Philodendrons (Philodendron hybrids
so, make sure to include some plants in your design plan and budget!

Upcoming Classes: (click links to register)

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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