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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 June 6, 2018

GROW YOUR GROCERIES – SENSATIONAL SALADS

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Sunday, June 17

Bring your Dad to this vegetable garden talk featuring The Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s Gardener, Jeanne Lardino, and Chef and Master Gardener Cynthia Triolo.

Jeanne focuses on growing techniques, etc. and once harvested, Cynthia prepares a few salads with some surprising ingredients from the garden. Recipes accompany the talk.

Click the flyer for details and on-line registration.



WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT … NATIVE PERENNIALS

Thursday, June 21

Our native perennials endure winter weather and return with vigor in spring or summer without much help from us. Tour the Lindner Perennial Garden to see a great example of a well-tended perennial garden.

Click the flyer for details and on-line registration.



INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT: TO SPRAY OR NOT TO SPRAY?

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Saturday, June 23

Join horticulturist Marc Zukovich tor a talk focusing on the principles and practices of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Disease resistant plants, bio-rationals, systemics, nematodes and more are all part of the discussion.

Click the flyer for details and on-line 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.

If you are unable to attend the Meeting, it is very important that you return the proxy card that was mailed to you, or print one from the website and mail in: https://www.arboretumfriends.org/AnnualMeeting/180610/AnnualMeeting--MemberProxy.pdf

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.



Employment Opportunity

The Friends are looking for an experienced part-time bookkeeper/accountant to work 2-4 hours per week at the Arboretum.

The primary responsibilities are to maintain the general ledger (Quickbooks online), and to prepare checks, journal entries, and reports on a weekly basis. This paid position works closely with the Treasurer, Friends' and Arboretum employees, and other Board members.

If you are interested, or can recommend someone who is qualified, please email us at fofa.boardmember@gmail.com.



BLOOMING TODAY AT THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM:

Flame azaleas, Allium globe flowers and Baptisia lactea are this week's photographs blooms at the Arboretum.

Click the pictures to see them enlarged in our website's In Bloom page. Images courtesy Margery Ennist.

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Allium globe flowers and Spirea shrubs
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Flame Azalea, Rhododendron calendulaceum


Free Affiliate Member Programs:

Tri-State African Violet Council

Sat Jun 16, 2018

10:00 am - Meeting with the New Jersey Council of Judges

11:00 am – Program to be determined and includes a potluck luncheon. Anyone interested in African violets is welcome.

The Home Garden Club of Morristown

Wed Jun 20, 2018

11:30a - Monthly Meeting

1:00p Program - Lecture, Marc Zukovich, President of Sterling Horticultural Services and adjunct professor of County College of Morris, will speak about Rhododendron and Azaleas. This talk will cover how to purchase the right varieties for your garden, how to plant them correctly, and how to maintain their health and vigor. Slides will be shown of various cultivars of these beautiful plants.

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.


Visit our website: https://www.arboretumfriends.org.
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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