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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 March 7, 2018

WHEN GARDENS DON’T HEAL - a Lecture by Dr. Robert Lyons

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Saturday, March 17

Although widely believed to be true in an anecdotal sense, there is also an abundance of research espousing the curative value of gardens and other green spaces. However, what happens when gardens are integral to the source of disappointment, stress or even personal tragedy? Can we expect their reputed healing powers to live up to our own expectations for overcoming personal grief?

This talk will highlight one man’s journey following personal loss and the serendipitous role of gardens in the recovery process.

Click on the flyer at right for more information and on-line registration.



INTRODUCTION TO PRESSED BOTANICALS WORKSHOP

Tuesday, March 20

Botanical Artist Beth Murphy demonstrates the process of pressing plant material like leaves, flower petals, and grasses and discusses basic collage design elements.

Participants will work with pressed botanical materials supplied by the instructor to form a small collage on a card or bookmark to take home.

Click on the flyer at right for more information and on-line registration.



PRUNING WORKSHOP WITH THE GARDENERS AT WILLOWWOOD ARBORETUM

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Saturday, March 24

The gardeners at Willowwood really know their stuff, and when it comes to pruning, no one does it better.

Learn the hows and whys from the experts, the science behind it all and what tools to use. Then, practice your new skills on the trees and shrubs in the gardens. Dress for the weather and bring your garden gloves for this program at Willowwood Arboretum.

Click on the flyer at right for more information and on-line registration.



WHAT’S NEW AT THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM

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Thursday, February 22 was a sad day at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, one of our large trees had to be taken down, leaving a large hole in the landscape.

Read more by clicking the image at right.

Stay tuned for the new plantings to be installed in the spring.



BLOOMING TODAY AT THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM

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Galanthus nivalis, Snowdrops

Galanthus nivalis, Snowdrops – also known as Candlemas bells, Fair Maids of February or White Ladies, blooming today just ahead of another late winter storm coming on Wednesday, March 7. The word Galanthus comes from the Greek, gala meaning milk and anthos meaning flower, and refers to the color of the flowers. Nivalis is Latin for “of the snow”.

Thanks to Margery Ennist for the beautiful image. Click on it to enlarge it.



Save the Dates -- 23rd Annual Plant Sale

Friday, May 4th through Sunday, May 6th

Volunteers needed! We would appreciate your help. Click here for our on-line Volunteer Signup Form.



Free Affiliate Member Programs:

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Fri Mar 9 1:00 pm

Quebec Gardens: Gems in the North presented by Cindy Hedin Mum Topic: Evaluating Wintered-Over Mums and Preparing for the Growing Season

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Tue Mar 13, 7:00p

Bonsai education programs

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter

Sun Mar 18 10:00 am

Marta McDowell – Writer – All the President’s Gardens

Home Garden Club of Morristown

Wed Mar 21 1:00 pm

“Big Surprises from Small Trees” Brian Oleksak, Chairperson of the Landscape and Horticultural Technology Department at the County College of Morris, presents a program focused on the selection and use of small statured trees for use in gardens, small urban/suburban properties and in street tree planting. Emphasis is placed on the selection of trees that are generally pest resistant and with year round aesthetic appeal. Attendees will learn how small trees can be used in challenging design settings.

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.



Retail Partners

When shopping at our fine Retail Partners, please remember to present your Membership card at the beginning of your check out transaction. Our Retail Partners need to enter the discount at the beginning of that process.

If you have not yet used this wonderful Member Benefit, you can view our full list of Retail Partners by clicking here.

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.


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.

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