Thank you to all exhibitors and attendees who participated in our Pollinator Event last Saturday, June 25. It was a warm, sunny day but quite comfortable and breezy under the big tent with the side flaps up. There was a lot of activity at the various craft tables and the exhibitors were kept busy answering questions and talking about the many different types of pollinators. There was even a beehive in attendance!
Thursday, July 14 - 7:00 PM
VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM
A garden water feature can be anything from a birdbath to a large Versailles-type installation with sculptures and fountains. Whatever the size or type you choose, it will dramatically alter your landscape, broaden the palette of plants you can cultivate and enhance your garden for wildlife. Dr. Grimwade will consider the ideal site for a pond, styles of construction, equipment, plants and maintenance. Regardless of the style and size of your garden, there is a water feature for you!
Alexander (Sandy) Grimwade has been an avid, life-long gardener in Britain, the Netherlands and the United States, and currently serves as webmaster for the Delaware Valley Water Garden Society (DVWGS). He has constructed his own backyard pond and advised DVWGS members and many others on construction and management of their water features. Sandy is a Penn State Master Gardener and a volunteer guide and plant advisor at Pennsylvania Horticultural Society events.
This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.
Thursday, September 22 - 7:00 PM
VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM
If you're not quite ready to travel but yearn to see beautiful English gardens, join Friends board member Judy Snow for a virtual tour of 10 amazing gardens in Cornwall and Devon.
We'll see plants ranging from unique succulents to towering palm trees, deep borders of gorgeous perennials and many more. In addition to the gardens, we'll look in at Port Isaac (where the Doc Martin series is filmed), Wells Cathedral and Stonehenge.
RUTGERS MASTER GARDENER PROGRAMS
The Friends are sponsoring the following free Rutgers Master Gardener programs:
THE SPOTTED LANTERNFLY IS BACK - SEE IT, REPORT IT!!!
Be on the lookout for this nasty, invasive insect.
The black and white nymphs are out in great numbers, soon to be followed by the red and white nymphs and finally the adult Lanternfly.
For more information, click on the flyer.
TODAY AT THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM
A gorgeous warm, sunny day with clear blue skies and abundant white fluffy clouds floating overhead. The cottage next to the Haggerty Education Center is surrounded by many different plants and flowers. Some of the flowers blooming today: a lacy, light blue Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-Mist), an Oakleaf Hydrangea, a spike of Stachys cv. Summer Romance (Betony) being visited by a pollen covered bee, and a bright yellow Coneflower (Echinacea).
Click an image to see them all in our website's picture gallery. Picture credits: Margery Ennist.
We are pleased to make several of our previously recorded events available in case you missed one or another of them.
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