Now that Fall is here, we loaded up our "Fall News" banner -- hope you like it. Though today is somewhat cloudy and humid, nice Fall weather is forecast for later in the week. The Arboretum's colors are wonderful, so take a walk when you can. You will certainly enjoy it.
Bulbs For Sale
Now is the ideal time to start your bulb planting for next spring's enjoyment. The Friends are here to help with some nice Pink Ribbon Narcissus at $5 per bag of 5 bulbs, as displayed in the cart in the lobby of the Haggerty Center.
Better yet, 10% of the proceeds go to fight breast cancer.
Do you just love snow peas? You can have your fill by May, grown right in your own backyard.
Come Wednesday, October 6th at 7pm to learn the easy steps you can take now to have a garden that's ready to plant with spring vegetables in March.
Find that spot in your yard that gets 6 or more hours of sunlight a day and start dreaming. Virginia Lamb, composting guru and environmental educator, will cover topics that include soil preparation and amendments, cover crops and mulching, and seed and plant selection for successive crops.
No, not the compact fluorescent kind... flower bulbs! A little work in the fall will reward you with blooms in the spring and well into the future, saving you time and energy. Go green! ...and red, and yellow, and orange....
Presenter Marc Zukovich, President of Sterling Horticultural Services and Professor at County College of Morris, is a gifted speaker and incredibly knowledgeable on all topics horticultural. His talk on bulbs is one of the best. There will be bulbs for sale (cash or checks only) following the talk.
The Friends are going to Scotland from May 26th to June 5th of 2011 and we would like to have you join us.
Full details are on the Scotland section of our website, including maps, pricing and the full itinerary. Just click on the headline or the image to go there now.
We are accepting deposits now, so sign up soon and don't get left behind!
Save the Dates!
Many other programs are listed in our Events Calendar, but here are a few you may want to check out and add to your calendar:
The Friends Have Gone Social!
Have your children or grandchildren convinced you that social networking (facebook, twitter or the like) is the wave of the future? Well, the Friends don't want to be left behind and invite you to look at our postings on these two popular venues. Just click on the icon and follow us (or friend us) to keep up with all our activities.