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While you may view our full program on the Events Page of our website, we are pleased to highlight these upcoming programs.

Announcements as of January 6, 2016

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Erica darleyensis

Early Blooms

Recent unusually warm weather resulted in lots of late and early blooms -

This heath, Erica darleyensis, in the Watnong Rock Garden, is still going strong, and is the last bit of color for a while in this sea of grey.

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Rubus cockburnianus

And Winter Plants

But this week’s cold has ushered in a new focus: winter plants, imagine that!

Here is one of our favorites – Rubus cockburnianus, aka Ghost Bramble or White Raspberry in the Progressive Garden. Prickly, but an interesting textural touch for your 4-season garden.

The powdery white coasting is called “bloom,” and will rub off. This spooky beauty needs room to spread, looks great with a low ground cover underplanting and needs full sun.

Members Only New Year’s Party

Indoors at the Haggerty Education Center, it’s cozy and warm.

Registration for the Members Only New Year’s Party is closed. If you have registered, but find that you are unable to attend, please let us know by calling Margery Ennist at 973-326-7603. On the other hand. if you are not registered and want to attend, please call Margery and ask to be added to the waiting list.

We are doing our best, but cannot accommodate non-registered guests.

Community Garden Conference

Registration is brisk for the Community Garden Conference on Saturday March 5. Register before February 1 for the $50 per person fee by clicking here.

The Benjamin Blackburn Lecture

The Benjamin Blackburn Lecture on Saturday February 13 promises a fascinating talk by William Bryant Logan. Google him and you’ll understand why!

Proceeds benefit the Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship awarded annually to a student in the Landscape Technology Department at County College of Morris.

Click on the image at right to register on line.

Archetypes of Botanic Literature

Like old things?

Come to “Archetypes of Botanic Literature,” on Sunday January 31.

The teacher is old and the books are even older!

Click here to register on line.

Beads for Peace

Exercise your creative spirit -

Make a necklace for Valentine’s Day at Beads for Peace with artist Maya Bloom on Thursday February 11.

Click the image at right to register on line.

Road Trip!

To the fabulous Philadelphia Flower Show on Tuesday March 8.

Travel in style, don’t worry about parking the car, and see the show after the morning rush.

It’s all good – Register here.

Affiliate Offerings

All FREE and no registration required

African Violet Club of Morris County offer a slide show on the 2015 African Violet Convention in Kansas City, MO on January 13 at 7:30pm

And finally, a cartoon that we are sure speaks to many of us!

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Retail Partners

As a member of The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum you can enjoy discounts at our Retail Partners. Please show your Friends' membership card at time of purchase. Click here to see the up-to-date list of fine vendors.

Amazon Smile

Don't forget to "SMILE!"Amazon Smile, that is!

Amazon, through the AmazonSmile Foundation will contribute 0.5% of your purchases on Amazon to a charitable organization you select. Please consider selecting The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum as your designated recipient from this wonderful program.

Click here and log in to your amazon account to designate the Friends as your charity.


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