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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 May 9, 2018

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WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT … BULBS

Thursday, May 17

View the spectacular display of blooming fall planted bulbs and learn about the varieties chosen by our Horticulture staff. Questions like how were they planted, why were they chosen, how were they deer-proofed, what pests and diseases to monitor for and more will be answered.

Click the flyer for details and registration.



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THE WORLD OF PEONIES WITH DAN FURMAN OF CRICKET HILL GARDEN

Sunday, May 20

Cricket Hill Garden specializes in peonies with over 400 varieties. Dan Furman’s lecture covers the botany and cultivation history of the various types of peonies in China, Japan and the U.S. and attendees will learn how to create a successful peony garden.

Click the flyer for details and registration.



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DEER RESISTANT NATIVE PLANTS

Wednesday, June 6

While no plant is deer proof, Michael Van Clef, Project Director, NJ Invasive Species Strike Team will speak about native plants that deer often leave alone. He will also offer “tricks and tips” to effectively grow non-deer resistant native plants.

Click the flyer for details and registration.



2018 PLANT SALE

Nice weather, great volunteers, lots of shoppers – The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum want to extend a big thank you to all who helped make our 2018 Plant Sale a huge success!



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Dr. Lesley Parness

ATTENTION MEMBERS OF THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM:

Please don’t forget to register for the Friends Members Only Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 10.

Lesley Parness will be speaking about French Empress Josephine’s passion for plants and how her legendary love of roses stopped a war, cost a fortune, set explorers to sail and started a floral industry that endures today.

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BLOOMING TODAY AT THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM:

Here are photographs by Margery Ennist of featured blooms at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum. This week we see the wisteria alongside the Haggerty Center (click the images to see them enlarged in our photo gallery).

Take some time to visit to see these and all the rest of spring's splendor.

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Free Affiliate Member Programs:

African Violet Club of Morris County

Wed May 9, 2018 7:30p

Program “Growing and Showing African Violets” – slide program by Sandy Skalski

The Home Garden Club of Morristown

Wed May 16 Bus Trip Fundraiser

Enjoy a day touring Jenkins Arboretum, Chanticleer Garden and PHS Meadowbrook Farm. See all the details at www.homegardenclub.org. Lunch will be bring your own. Cost is $75. Send check to “Home Garden Club of Morristown” c/o Pam Venanzi, 539 Openaki Rd., Randolph, N.J. 07869.

For information call Pam at 973-713-6352.

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.

That’s it for this time. Hope you enjoyed this edition of the newsletter. Tell your friends about this handy way to keep up with activities at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum (click here for complete directions for subscribing.


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