Photo Galleries

This is the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s Photo Gallery. Click on the title of one of the albums below to open it where you may then browse the pictures. To receive photos regularly, sign up for our weekly email blast by clicking here.

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  • Today at the Arboretum – 3/1/22

    A cold, cloudy day, but I did manage to find a few tiny gems among the bare twigs. A sunny yellow bunch of Jasminum nudiflorum flowers (Winter Jasmine), a single coral pink Prunus mume cv. Kobai flower (Japanese Apricot) and a few Salix gracilistyla var. Melanostachys catkins (Black Pussy Willow). I am encouraged by the fact that we are now in March and Spring is only 19 days away, officially at least!

    Picture credits: Margery Ennist.

  • Feb. 22 at the Arboretum

    A chilly, rainy, gray day at the Arboretum today. Dodging raindrops, I walked around, camera in hand, and found a few more signs of life, i.e., another blooming hybrid Witch Hazel (Hamamelis x intermedia cv. ‘Sunburst’), the unusual flowers of Ivory Prince Hellebore (Helleborus x. nigersmithii cv. Walhelivor) and the tiny cones of Japanese Plum Yew (Cephalotaxus harringtonia). Sometimes it’s hard to find signs of life in February, but the effort is worth it!

    Picture credits: Margery Ennist.

  • Plant Sales in the Tent

    Pictures from past Plant Sales in the Tent.

  • Crisp, Chilly, Sunny Weather at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum Today (2/15/22)

    Crisp, chilly, sunny weather welcomed me to the Arboretum’s grounds today. The air was fresh, the sky a clear blue and a Pileated Woodpecker’s call could be heard in the distance. More early bloomers are beginning to pop, i.e. the lemony yellow flowers of Jasminum nudiflorum (Winter Jasmine) and the strappy reddish flowers of Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’ (Hybrid Witch Hazel). Also, a young Picea pungens cv. ‘Baby Blue Eyes’ (Colorado Blue Spruce) was showing off in front of a stand of dry ornamental grasses. So much to see and enjoy!

    Picture credits: Margery Ennist.

  • Today at the Arboretum – 2/8/22

    The day started out sunny, in the mid-40’s, but turned chilly and windy. The Witch Hazels and Pussy Willows are starting to bloom, love the splash of color and the fuzzy buds. Here are photos of a Magnolia denudata (Yulan Magnolia) bud, the flowers of Hamamelis vernalis ‘Red Imp’ (Witch Hazel) and the buds and blooms of Salix chaenomeloides (Giant Pussy Willow).

    Picture credits: Margery Ennist.

  • The Frelinghuysen Arboretum Under a Blanket of Snow – 2/1/22

    The winter storm last weekend wasn’t as serious as it might have been, but nevertheless the snowfall covered the Arboretum’s grounds with a crisp white blanket. Come for a visit, but do wear boots as some of the paths have not been shoveled. Here are photos of the Meadow, the Mansion and the Arbor under their snowy cover.

    Picture credits: Margery Ennist.

  • Yellow in the Winter Gardens at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum – 1/26/22

    You might be surprised to see yellow in the winter garden, but several so-called evergreen plants also sport some yellow foliage; i.e., the green and yellow-spotted Aucuba japonica cv. Variegata (Japanese Aucuba), a rosette of yellow Ilex leaves (Holly species) and the yellow needles of Cephalotaxus harringtonia cv. Korean Gold (Japanese Plum Yew). Incidentally, Cephalotaxus is a good, deer-resistant substitute for Taxus baccata (English Yew).

    Picture credits: Margery Ennist.

  • At the Frelinghuysen Arboretum – 1/18/22

    Brrr, it was cold and windy at the Arboretum today! And yet, there was still some green to be found peeking through the snow which fell last week, i.e. fronds of Dryopteris erythrosora cv. Brilliance (Autumn Fern, note the fertile fronds at the top of the photo) and the tight evergreen rosettes of Euphorbia amygdaloides subspecies robbiae (Wood Spurge). Also, the beautiful, delicate, dry seed pods of Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Blue Mist’ (Blue Mist Shrub also known as Bluebeard or Blue Spirea).

    Picture credits: Margery Ennist.

  • Chilly Day at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum – 1/12/22

    A chilly and brisk walk around the grounds today. A couple of Winter arrangements in large pots at the Haggerty Education Center and the beautiful red twigs of Cornus alba cv. Siberica (Red Twig Dogwood) were on display.

    Picture credits: Margery Ennist.

  • A Walk Along the Meadow at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum – 1/5/22

    I took a walk along the Meadow behind the Frelinghuysen Mansion today; I strolled along the path towards the Pinetum on this lovely sunny afternoon, a welcome change from the last several cloudy, dreary days. The Meadow is under restoration to eliminate foreign invasive plants and install natives. The view across the meadow is quite bucolic and the walk very enjoyable. There are several benches to rest on along the way, one of which is surrounded by Ilex verticillata shrubs (Winterberry Holly) laden with red berries. The Pinetum holds many of our large collection of Conifers, among them a lovely Cedrus deodara cv. Kashmir (Deodar Cedar). In the woods across from the meadow, there are several beautiful Beech trees (Fagus grandifolia) with their smooth gray trunks and persistent leaves. Make time to take your own walk along this peaceful stretch at the Arboretum, you won’t be sorry!

    Picture credits: Margery Ennist.

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