BIRDS, BIRDS, BIRDS!!!
Who doesn't love watching our fine feathered friends, especially in the winter when we can attract them to our yards with feeders and observe their antics up close. It's possible to attract a variety of woodpeckers, from the Red-Bellied, to the Hairy and smaller Downy; Cardinals, Tufted Titmice, Black Capped Chickadees, Nuthatches, Goldfinches in their winter coloring, winter visiting Juncos, a variety of Sparrows and more, all flock to our feeders and provide us with hours of entertainment right outside our windows!
As winter hobbies go, bird watching/feeding is relatively affordable and available all winter regardless of weather.
Learn more about this fascinating hobby from Jim Walker in his virtual presentation on the Joys of Winter Bird Feeding on Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 PM.
Saturday, February 4 - 1:00 PM
IN PERSON in the Haggerty Education Center
Since 1979, the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum have supported horticultural education through a scholarship named for Dr. Benjamin Blackburn, who was a Professor of Botany at Drew University.
Admission fees for this program support the scholarship that is offered to students in the Landscape Technology Program at County College of Morris (CCM). This scholarship allows interested students the opportunity to explore the different horticultural, environmental, and design studies offered through the accredited CCM programs. The increased knowledge the students acquire in the classroom and through hands-on programs at CCM will benefit them as they enter their chosen field in horticulture and landscape design.
Now is the time to start planning your flower garden! Speaker Jenny Rose Carey will discuss her new book The Ultimate Flower Gardener’s Guide: How to Combine Shape, Color, and Texture to Create the Garden of Your Dreams. Ms. Carey is a renowned gardener, educator, historian and author. She is also the former senior director at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown.
A book signing and sale will follow Ms. Carey's presentation.
A delicious variety of sweet and savory treats will be served along with a choice of beverages.
This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.
Thursday, February 16 - 7:00 PM
VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM
Join the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Creative Director, Seth Pearsoll as he dives into the history of the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show and previews the 2023 Show. Started in 1829 as a one-day exhibition of fruits, flowers, local and exotic plants from around the world, the Flower Show has grown into an award winning and internationally renowned event known for setting trends in gardening and floral design while delivering a captivating and educational experience. Learn about the Flower Show’s evolution over the past 194 years to become the beloved and largest floral event in the world and get a sneak peek at the highly anticipated 2023 Flower Show, “The Garden Electric.”
Seth's role as PHS Design Director for the Philadelphia Flower Show allows him to contribute to a variety of design tasks and creative projects. He focuses on finding and creating relationships with exciting new designers and creators for the Flower Show. Seth has a Master's degree in Sustainable Planning and Design from the Conway Design School in Massachusetts. After working at a variety of landscape design firms, he eventually found his way to PHS.
The Friends celebrated the New Year and the 50th Anniversary of our founding with a presentation by Judy Snow, past President of the Friends, showing highlights from Friends' activities and remembering many horticultural friends and events through the years. The presentation was followed by a delicious spread of sweet and savory treats, as well as coffee, tea and bubbly. All who attended were happy to be back in the Haggerty for a live event and a chance to catch up with friends!
If you are not a Member of the Friends, please join us, we would love to have you!
Click an image to see them all in our website's picture gallery. Picture credits: Margery Ennist.
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