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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 16, 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.



ATTENTION MEMBERS OF THE FRIENDS OF
THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM:

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Dr. Lesley Parness

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

A couple of very important issues will be brought up at the Meeting which will require Members to vote on. Please go to https://www.arboretumfriends.org/annual-meeting-june-10-2018 to familiarize yourself with all the details and prepare yourself to vote on the issues.

Following the business part of the Annual Meeting, 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.

Click on Lesley's photo for details about the program.



DID YOU KNOW?

In case you’ve wondered where your Membership dollars go, this year they went towards a grant from The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum to the Morris County Park Commission to plant hundreds of spring blooming bulbs on the grounds of the Arboretum.

We hope you had a chance to visit while the bulbs were at their peak, but if not, here are a couple of photos for you to enjoy.

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AN EVENT OF INTEREST

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History in Bloom Annual Garden Tour

June 23 from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM – Rain Date June 24

Hosted by The Bordentown Historical Society. A self-guided tour of private gardens and parks throughout Bordentown City. Stroll through beautiful “hidden” gardens of Bordentown private homes and parks. Enjoy the delicious eateries along Restaurant Row and the musical performers at the Friends Meeting House as you pick up your brochures and purchase tickets the day of the tour.

For more information contact Bonnie at 609 947-8275 or at bgoldman1@comcast.net.



Free Affiliate Member Programs:

The New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Sat May 19 10 am

Program: A slide presentation will illustrate the history of chrysanthemums and chrysanthemum culture. See photos of the magnificent 1,000 bloom plants and other very special mums.

The New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Fri June 1 1:00 pm

Program: “Majestic Gardens of Southwest England: the gardens vary in size from one and half to hundreds of acres, each wonderful in its own way! Judy’s fabulous photographs will make you think you were there!” Presented by Judy Snow.

Mum topic: How and when to transfer plants to nal growing location. When to debranch and disbud. When to shade. Why and how to apply B9.

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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Email your comments or suggestions to webmaster@arboretumfriends.org.
Phone us at (973) 326-7603.

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The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is a facility of the Morris County Park Commission

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