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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 August 1, 2018

PUTTING HERBS TO WORK IN YOUR GARDEN

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Saturday, August 11

Speaker Caren White, Master Gardener and member of the Herb Society of America, will teach you to look at herbs in a completely different way from the usual culinary and medicinal uses.

Learn how to use herbs to attract beneficial insects, repel pests, improve your soil and as companion plants in your garden.

Click the flyer for details and on-line registration.



WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT … FERNS

Thursday, August 23

Tour the Eger Fern Garden and see many different kinds of ferns along with their shade-loving companions. Try out the whispering bench and see for yourself if it really does work; also, discover some important artifacts that once belonged to Matilda Frelinghuysen.

Click the flyer for details and on-line registration.



THE FLORA AND FAUNA OF THE HACKENSACK RIVER WATERSHED

Tuesday, August 28

The Hackensack River watershed covers a 197-square mile area in northeastern New Jersey and southern New York. Explore this unique urban wilderness habitat through pictures and a lecture delivered by Riverkeeper Captain, Hugh Carola.

Click the flyer for details and on-line registration.



Volunteer Treasurer for the Friends

Member, Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees

The Friends are looking for a Treasurer to work in a team environment with the bookkeeping contractor, as well as two part-time administrators and Board members, to manage accounting functions. Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining effective internal control environment
  • Ensuring compliance with reporting requirements & monitoring regulatory status
  • Leading Finance Committee
  • Coordinating with outside accountant for audit/tax filings
  • Managing the budget preparation process
  • Participating in decision-making and implementation of operational changes

This volunteer position requires an average of 6 hours/week and one board meeting/month.

If you have a strong background in audit, accounting or related financial field and are looking for a meaningful way to share your expertise, please contact the Friends office at: 973.326.7603 or webmaster@arboretumfriends.org to find out more about this opportunity.



BLOOMING TODAY AT THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM:

Margery Ennist's pictures this week are of:

  • Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar, Battus philenor. There have been a lot of caterpillars feeding on the leaves of the Dutchman’s Pipevine, Aristolochia; if we’re lucky, in a few weeks there will be many lovely Pipevine Swallowtail Butterflies to see. Stay tuned!
  • Eucomis ‘Sparkling Burgundy’, Pineapple Lily
  • Pachystachys lutea, Golden Shrimp Plant
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Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar
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Eucomis ‘Sparkling Burgundy’


Click the images to see these and more enlarged in our website's In Bloom page. Images courtesy Margery Ennist.


Free Affiliate Member Programs:

NORTH EAST JUDGING CENTER OF THE AMERICAN ORCHID SOCIETY

Saturday, August 18, 2018

10:30 AM - Education Program followed by Orchid Judging at noon. Anyone may bring an orchid to be judged or listen in on the educational programs and/or judging.

NORTH JERSEY DAHLIA SOCIETY

Saturday, September 8, 2018

1:00 to 3:00 PM - Annual Show

See a dazzling display of hundreds of Dahlias in all shapes, sizes and colors. Dahlia growers come from all over the tri-state area and beyond to display their stunning blooms.

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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