October 4, 2023
Celebrating the Pinetum at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum
A Rendezvous of the Northeast Region of the American Conifer Society
Saturday, October 21 - 9:00 AM
In person in the Haggerty Education Center
Co-sponsored by the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and the Northeast Region of the American Conifer Society
Unusual dwarf conifers and other special plants from the Coldwater Pond Nursery in upstate New York will be offered for sale at the Tree Symposium. These include Korean Fir, two kinds of Spruce, four species of Pine, Japanese Umbrella Pine, Canadian Hemlock, dwarf Ginkgos, Japanese maples, and other unique plants. All proceeds benefit the Northeast Region of the American Conifer Society.
Come find some treasures for your garden, containers, or bonsai!
The program will begin with Registration and coffee, followed by Welcome and Overview and three speakers:
- The Frelinghuysen Pinetum - Past, Present, and Future, Bruce Crawford, Garden Manager, Frelinghuysen Arboretum
- The Conifer Conundrum, Beth Brantley - Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
- Creating a Woodland Garden with Indigenous Plants and Vertical Structure, Jean Epiphan - Rutgers Cooperative Extension Agent, Morris County
This program is eligible for:
- 3.5 New Jersey Urban and Community Forestry Program (NJUCF) CEUs
- 5.0 CEU credits from the New Jersey Board of Tree Expert
- 4.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs
For more information and to register, please click on the photograph
Wednesday, November 15 - 1:00 PM
This program will provide you with the necessary information to make your bird feeding hobby more enjoyable. Topics will include the best food to offer to attract the largest variety of birds, the different types of feeders available, why water and nesting boxes are so important, and, of course, ways to thwart those pesky squirrels!
Jim Walker is the proud owner of Wild Birds Unlimited (WBU), a retail store in Denville, New Jersey which caters to the backyard bird feeding hobby. After a successful 30-year career in the corporate world, Jim pursued his passion for nature and his enthusiasm for backyard birds and opened the doors of his WBU store in 2020. WBU is a 40+ year old franchise whose mission is "Connecting people with nature and doing it with excellence."
WBU is a Retail Partner with the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Members of the Friends receive a 10% discount off all items.
Jim will bring a variety of bird feeders, bird baths, nesting boxes, etc. to show at his presentation.
Click on the WBU logo or the cardinal for more information and to register.
MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION PROGRAM
Pruning Workshop with Bruce Crawford, Manager of Horticulture
Saturday, October 14 - 10:00 to 11:30 AM
Learn pruning basics for fall and more.
Click on the flyer for additional information and to register.
Gorgeous weather, clear blue skies, sunny, a light breeze, temperatures in the low 80s - there's nothing quite like a beautiful Indian Summer day! The pollinators at the Arboretum were taking advantage of the weather as well and were all over the gardens doing their dance. A male Monarch Butterfly was flying from flower to flower on the Verbena bonariensis plants; the males can be identified by the dark scent patch along the fifth vein of the hindwing. An unidentified butterfly (perhaps a Painted Lady?) was also visiting the Verbena flower clusters and bees were all over the Caryopteris shrubs. A Nasturtium continues to bloom in the gardens next to Matilda's cottage, a bright sunny yellow with red veins.
Click an image to see them all in our website's picture gallery. Picture credits: Margery Ennist.
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