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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 February 3, 2016

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What’s in Bloom?

Our "What’s in Bloom” list includes indoor plants the week – here’s a Kumquat tree.

It’s growing in our greenhouse and was donated by a Friend last year.

It seems to like its new home!

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Our Garden Goddess

You can follow the musings of Garden Goddess, and garden-writer, Valerie Sudol, at her new website – www.valeriesudol.com or like her at her facebook page.

This week’s blog on orchids is filled with orchid viewing suggestions.


Blackburn Scholarship Lecture

If you are looking for a good read this winter, look no further than the works of William Bryant Logan, our speaker for the Blackburn Lecture.

His critically-acclaimed books, “Air,” “Dirt,” and now “Oak” are thought-provoking and will tickle the fancy of any plant lover with leanings towards science and history.

You can purchase an autographed copy of “Oak – The Frames of Civilization” on Saturday February 13 after hearing his excellent talk.

Enjoy a hot beverage and some delicious cookies and support the Blackburn Scholarship, given annually to a County College of Morris student enrolled in their horticulture program.

Click the image at right to register on line.

The Philadelphia Flower Show

All aboard! We are heading to the Philly Flower Show on Tuesday March 8.

We leave late, miss the early morning crowds and still have plenty of time for viewing America’s oldest and best flower show, along with shopping and dining.

Bring a friend, or two!

Click here to register.

Plant Breeding

Can you imagine the pleasure of breeding your own cultivar of a favorite species?

Rutgers University Professor, Tom Orton, shares his expertise in “Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener," on Saturday February 20.

Click the image at right to register.

Forests Are Social Networks

And finally, an article to share with your doubter friends: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/trees-forest-are-social-beings.html

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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