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Mon Feb 1, 2021

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PREVIOUSLY RECORDED EVENTS

The Friends have recorded a number of events over the past year which are available on our Pre-recorded Events page. Go there, follow the instructions and sit back and enjoy from our growing catalog.

Here is our list:

  • 7/14/20 - Summer Science: Composting and Eco-Friendly Yard Care
  • 7/22/20 - Dahlias
  • 9/22/20 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Too Many Tomatoes
  • 1/1/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: James Beard's Oatmeal Bread
  • 2/1/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Lentil Soup
  • 3/1/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Rice and Peas
  • 3/6/21 - COMMUNITY GARDEN CONFERENCE RECORDINGS: Understanding Disease Management, Food Safety and Coordinator's Roundtable
  • 4/1/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Lovely Leeks
  • 5/1/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Brewed to Perfection
  • 5/13/21 - A VIRTUAL GARDEN TOUR OF IRELAND IN MAY
  • 6/1/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Ruby Red Rhubarb
  • 6/3/21 - VIRTUAL TOUR OF GARDENS IN CORNWALL & DEVON IN JUNE
  • 6/13/21 - Growing Strawberries in the Home Garden
  • 6/13/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Strawberry Spoon Cake
  • 9/30/21 - THE LATE SUMMER GARDENS OF THE COTSWOLDS with Judy Snow
  • 10/1/21 - VIRTUAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION - Winter Squash Risotto with Rosemary

So, go to our on our Pre-recorded Events page to find out all about these.

Cost: See pre-recorded events page

Location: Pre-recorded

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Nov 2, 2021

Anytime

2021 TREE SYMPOSIUM - CONIFERS FOR TODAY'S GARDENS

RECORDED PROGRAM

Bob Iiames, Jr.

This session is now over but you can still register to receive a link to view the recording.  Please note that this offer is good only until December 31.

Please join Bob Iiames, Jr., Groundskeeper at the 173-acre Lange Estate in Ludlow Falls, Ohio, member of the American Conifer Society, Ohio Valley North American Rock Garden Society and current President of the Miami Valley Hosta Society as he speaks about his passion for dwarf and unusual conifers - he currently cares for more than 400 of these plants!

Bob's PowerPoint presentation will cover a wide variety of topics, from conifers that change color, to conifers that require no pruning, to conifers for shady areas. He will start with a brief description of and cultural requirements of conifers. Then he'll focus on the many new varieties and where to find them.

The link will be sent to the email address used at registration unless you notify mennist@arboretumfriends.net otherwise.

THIS PROGRAM IS ELIGIBLE FOR CEU CREDITS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF ARBORICULTURE (ISA).

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs

Questions? Contact mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net.

Cost: $10 Members - $15 non-Members

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Tue Nov 9, 2021

Anytime

2021 TREE SYMPOSIUM - CONIFERS AS LIVING SCULPTURES

Christie Dustman

A RECORDED PROGRAM

This session is now over but you can still register to receive a link to view the recording.  Please note that this offer is good only until December 31.

Christie Dustman started her landscape design firm, Christie Dustman & Company, 22 years ago. She has won design awards, teaches at many venues, including the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and in 2021, her private garden was featured in Fine Gardening Magazine.

Christie's talk will use photos to illustrate the thought process behind why she does what she does, always with a dash of humor. She loves plants, loves satisfying design and loves the feeling of "ahhh - this is just right" in a garden. Her talk will cover conifers as a unique and often misunderstood plant category in the garden. The lecture examines the criteria of 'what is a sculpture' and makes the argument that conifers are living sculptures, providing key artistic moments to modern gardens rather than being relegated as blobs of the past.

Registration for this session will close at 2pm on the day of the event.  The Zoom link will be sent to the email address used at registration unless you notify mennist@arboretumfriends.net otherwise.

THIS PROGRAM IS ELIGIBLE FOR CEU CREDITS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF ARBORICULTURE (ISA).

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs

Questions? Contact mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Cost: $10 members - $15 non-members

Location: A RECORDED PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Tue Nov 23, 2021

7:00 PM Eastern time

2021 TREE SYMPOSIUM - A DOUBLE FEATURE: CONIFER PROPAGATION OVERVIEW & WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING CONIFERS

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Ted Hildebrant

Registration for this session is now closed but you can still register to receive a link to the recording when it is available. Please note that this offer is good only until December 31.

 Ted Hildebrant is a third generation nurseryman and propagator. Ted and his life partner Elly Keyel, own and operate Coldwater Pond Nursery, a specialty woody plant propagation nursery in Phelps, New York.

Ted will present a pair of mini-lectures, starting with a look at how conifers are propagated. Specific methods, including propagation by seed, cuttings and grafting will be reviewed and will include techniques you can use in your own garden. The second half of the presentation will cover what to check for and pitfalls to avoid when shopping for that perfect conifer for your landscape. You will learn how to tell a good graft union from a bad one as well as get an understanding of any pests or issues to watch out for on your prospective conifer purchase.

Registration for this session will close at 2pm on the day of the event.  The Zoom link will be sent to the email address used at registration unless you notify mennist@arboretumfriends.net otherwise.

THIS PROGRAM IS ELIGIBLE FOR CEU CREDITS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF ARBORICULTURE (ISA).

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs.

Questions? Contact mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net.

Cost: $10 members - $15 non-members

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Wed Dec 1, 2021

Anytime

COOKING DEMONSTRATION: GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN

Spiced Pecans

A RECORDED PROGRAM

Holiday gift giving is upon us and what better way to show your love than by making gifts in your own kitchen! Chef Cynthia Triolo will show us how to make delicious Spiced Pecans, a pancake mix and a hot chocolate mix to package and give to friends and family.

The recipes will be sent to you along with the link to the program when you register.

Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net with any questions.

Cost: $10 members - $15 non-members

Location: A RECORDED PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Wed Dec 1, 2021

Cancelled

GINGERBREAD 2021 CANCELLED

As announced in the Fall 2021 Arboretum Leaves:

Cost: none

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Dec 9, 2021

7:00 PM Eastern time

TOP MISTAKES OF BACKYARD BIRD FEEDING

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM 

Wild Birds Unlimited Logo

Jim Walker, owner of the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Denville presents guidance on the do's and dont's of the backyard bird feeding hobby. He will review common mistakes that are made, ways to prevent them and suggestions to help make the hobby more productive, safe and enjoyable.

Jim is a Retail Partner of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum; his store is located at 3130 Route 10 West, Denville, New Jersey.

This program is FREE, but Registration is required:  https://forms.gle/LKdXdGSs41pQZGXd6

Please note: Your only confirmation will be on the screen that shows that you successfully registered for the program.

Registration will close at 4:00 PM on the day of the program. This program will NOT be recorded.

Contact mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net with any questions.

Cost: Free

Location: VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

Sponsor: FOFA

Mon Jan 3, 2022

1:30 pm

MEMBERS ONLY GARDEN LOVER'S BOOK CLUB

Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Did you know that there is a group of interested gardeners that meet bimonthly on a Monday afternoon at 1:30 PM to share their love of gardening?

The club reads and discusses gardening books, talks about garden trips, shares gardening successes and failures and exchanges ideas.

The book for the January meeting is Weeds: In Defense of Nature's Most Unloved Plants by Richard Mabey.

Free for Members of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum but registration is required.

A Zoom link will be sent to you a few days prior to the meeting date.

Questions? Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

The book for the March 7, 2022 meeting is The Brother Gardeners by Andrea Wulf.

Cost: FREE FOR MEMBERS

Location: VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Jan 8, 2022

1:00 - 4:00 PM four consecutive Saturdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29

INTRO COURSE: TECHNIQUES FOR DRAWING FLOWERS with Katy Lyness

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAMS 

Drawing

What better way to learn about and enjoy our natural world than to draw it? And what subject is more captivating than a flower? This intro course teaches you techniques for drawing using flowers as the primary focus. The class will include instruction in the use of drawing tools (graphite, pen and colored pencil), techniques for shading, elements of perspective, visualization of light on form, color theory and basic undersanding of plant structure.

Katy Lyness is a passionate home gardener whose interests brought her to NYBG's Botanical Illustration Program. She has been represented in the American Society of Botanical Artists' Annual International Exhibition and is active in the Tri-State Botanical Artists Group. She has an MA in Art Education from Columbia University, Teacher's College.

Enrollment is limited to 16 students, and will close when we have reached that number. We will start a wait list if anyone wishes to be wait-listed.

For questions, contact mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net 

The program fees include all four programs.

Please note that these programs will NOT be recorded.

MATERIALS LIST

  • Pencils: Grapite pencils: 2 of each 6B, 2B, HB, 2H, Faber-Castell 9000 (or any good quality brand)
  • Pens: Micron Pens, set of 3 various sizes, black
  • Erasers: Tombow Mono Zero Refillable Eraser Round, White plastic eraser, small kneaded eraser
  • Pencil Sharpener: Alvin Brass Bullet Pencil Sharpener. Any good electric pencil sharpener: Suggested brands are X-acto Powerhouse, TGHCP double hole pencil sharpener and Jarlink Electric Pencil Sharpener
  • Paper: Strathmore 400 Series Heavyweight Drawing Pad - 11" x 14", 24 sheets. Tracing paper: Canson Foundation Calque 11" x 14", Canson Field Sketch ArtBooks 5" x 7", or Moleskine Classic Sketchbook 8.25" x 5"
  • Ruler Clear plastic, 6 or 12 inch
  • Alving Draftsman Duster or large makeup brush
  • Artist's Tape 3/4"
  • Florist's Frog (to support plants)
  • Sketch Board 15" x 16" (optional)
  • Selizo 5 pcs Embossing Stylus Set (optional)
  • Colored Pencils: Faber Castell - Polychromos. Cadmium yellow lemon #205, Cadmium yellow #107, Deep scarlet red #219, Salmon #130, Middles purple pink #125, Ultramarine #120, Cobalt turquoise #153, Dark cadmium orange #115, Purple violet #136, Permanent green olive #167, Earth green yellowish #168, Chrome oxide green #278, Dark sepia #175, Dark indigo #157

Highly recommended books:

Botanical Art Techniques, American Society of Botanical Artists

Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, John Muir Laws

The Joy of Botanical Drawing, Wendy Hollender

The Science Behind Flowers, Dick Rauh

Also Recommended books:

Botanical Drawing in Color, Wendy Hollender

Fundamental Graphite Techniques, Katie Lee

Colored Pencil Solution Book, Gildow & Newton

How to Draw Plants, Keith West

Plant: Exploring the Botanical World, Phaidon Press

Also please have a fresh piece of ginger for the first class

Suppliers:

www.dickblick.com

www.danielsmith.com

www.amazon.com

Cost: $80 / $120

Location: VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Thu Jan 13, 2022

7:00 PM

SECRETS OF ORCHIDS with Master Gardener Cheri Wilczek

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Orchids

Orchids are more available and affordable than ever before coming in a multitude of colors. Learn how to select the best type of orchids for "rookies". Potting, planting, propagation, general and best care practices, pests, diseases and other root problems will be reviewed. Even beginners can be successful at tending to and caring for beautiful orchid plants and their flowers.

The program is FREE, but registration is required. Register here: https://forms.gle/3usZHkMuwkAgQ312A

Registration for this program will close at 4:00 PM on the day of the program.

This program will NOT be recorded.

For questions, contact mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Please Note: Your only confirmation will be on the screen that shows you successfully registered for the program.

Cost: FREE

Location: VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Jan 16, 2022

4:00 PM

WINTER CELEBRATION - DRAMA QUEENS: DARK BEAUTIES FOR YOUR GARDEN, with Lesley Parness

VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

Lesley Parness

Defined as "the absence of color", black in its many hues can highlight, offset and dramatize every real color in your garden. Understand how to use black-hued plants for maximum impact. Over 75 dark beauties, including annuals, perennials, vines, trees and shrubs are featured in this compendium of powerful plants. Lesley will cover their habits and culture, and a useful plant list will be provided. To create rhythm, punctuate place, outline areas and focus the eye, nothing works like black. Keep the drama out of your house and in the garden!

Lesley is a member of the Herb Society of America, the Council on Horticulutral and Botanical Libraries, and Garden State Gardens, a consortium of New Jersey's public gardens of which she is a founding member and past President. Her column, The Garden Historian, is featured bi-monthly in Gardnener News Magazine. Retired as Superintendent of  Horiticultural Education at New Jersey's Morris County Park Commission, Lesley offers ilustrated lectures and hands-on workshops to garden clubs, plant and historical societies, Master Gardener groups and libraries.

Please note that this program will NOT be recorded.

For questions, contact: mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Registration will close at 12:00 Noon on the day of the program

Members of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretlum, please register here to receive a link to the program: https://forms.gle/qu4dtRU2YQ7Cv1Wu8

Non-members, please register using the yellow "add to cart" button below.

 

Cost: Free to members / $10 to non-members

Location: VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Thu Jan 20, 2022

7:00 pm

THE GARDEN TOURIST'S NEW ENGLAND with Jana Milbocker

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

New England Garden

Do you enjoy beautiful gardens? In this armchair tour of some of the best public gardens and hidden gems of New England, you will learn about each garden's history, horticultural highlights and special events that will inspire you to plan your own visit. Photo at right shows a garden at Edith Wharton's home, The Mount, in Lenox, MA.

Jana Milbocker is a garden designer, speaker and author. She combines horticulture, design and travel tips to educate, inspire and delight both new and seasoned gardeners. She is the author of The Garden Tourist, The Garden Tourist's New England and The Garden Tourist's Florida. Jana has lectured at flower shows, horticultural societies, garden clubs and libraries throughout the Northeast. She is the owner of Enchanted Gardens, a landscape design firm in the Boston area.

Registrations will close at 4:00 PM on the day of the program.

Please note that this program will NOT be recorded.

For questions, contact: mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

 

Cost: $10 Members / $15 non-members

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sun Feb 6, 2022

4:00 PM

BENJAMIN BLACKBURN SCHOLARSHIP LECTURE

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

NATIVE PLANTS - DESIGNING TO ATTRACT WILDLIFE with Bruce Crawford

Bruce Crawford

There has been a tremendous surge in the use and interest in native plants. These plants are great for our many beneficial insects, offering leaves and pollen to eat and stems in which to overwinter. The challenge is how to organize these plants such that they provide an attractive garden for your home. Bruce will share his thoughts, starting from the ground up, on how to combine these plants into cohesive and attractive designs for your garden.

A longtime proponent of unusual and fun plants, Bruce had his own design/build gardening business for nearly 25 years, specializing in plantings for year-round interest. One of those gardens was published in Fine Gardening Magazine. From 2005 to 2020, Bruce was the Director of Rutgers Gardens, the botanical garden at Rutgers University, and from 2020 to 2021, he was the State Program Leader for Home and Public Horticulture with the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. He was also an instructor in the Landscape Architecture program at Rutgers University from 1987 to 2020. Currently, Bruce is the Manager of Horticulture for the Morris County Park Commission. He lectures frequently to various groups and has yet to find a plant he does not like!

All proceeds from this program support the scholarship that is offered to students in the Landscape Technology Program at County College of Morris.

Registration for this program will close at 12:00 Noon on the day of the program.

For your information, this program will be recorded.

For questions, contact: mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Cost: $20 Members / $20 non-members

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Thu Feb 17, 2022

7:00 PM

CREATING A COTTAGE STYLE GARDEN, with Master Gardener Diane Lattanzio

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Cottage Garden

Do you dream of a lush, colorful informal garden filled with old-fashioned flowers? Then Cottage Gardening is for you!

The charm of a cottage style garden is characterized by the profusion of plants, color, fragrance and a little bit of whimsy. Essential elements and simple steps to achieve the look of a cottage garden will be presented.

The program is FREE, but registration is required. Register here: https://forms.gle/o7rwSK3Bvj1K9vb99

Registration for this program will close at 4:00 PM on the day of the program.

This program will NOT be recorded.

For questions, contact: mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Please note: Your only confirmation will be on the screen that shows that you succesfully registered for the program.

Cost: FREE

Location: VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Feb 24, 2022

7:00 PM

FABULOUS GARDENS OF SOUTHEAST ENGLAND with Judy Snow

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Great Dixter

Escape the winter for an hour on a tour through some of the outstanding gardens of Kent and Gloucestershire in England. See views of romantic Scotney Castle, Sissinghurst, Penshurst Place and Great Dixter (photo at right), as well as scenes from smaller gems, both public and private. Judy and Jim Snow traveled to these iconic gardens with the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum in early summer of 2015 and came away with beautiful photos and wonderful memories.

Judy Snow is a Board Member and Past President of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

This program will be recorded.

Registration for this program will close at 4:00 PM on the day of the program.

This program is FREE for Members of the Friends. Register here: https://forms.gle/xkrV9nk2878K13t58

The program fee for non-members of the Friends is $10. Please register below in the "Add to Cart" box.

For questons, contact: mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Cost: Free to Members / $10 for non-members

Location: VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Mon Mar 7, 2022

1:30 PM

MEMBERS ONLY GARDEN LOVER'S BOOK CLUB

Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Did you know that there is a group of interested gardeners that meet bimonthly on a Monday afternoon at 1:30 PM to share their love of gardening?

The club reads and discusses gardening books, talks about garden trips, shares gardening successes and failures and exchanges ideas.

The book for the March meeting is The Brother Gardeners by Andrea Wulf.

Free for Members of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum but registration is required.

A Zoom link will be sent to you a few days prior to the meeting date.

Questions? Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

 

Cost: FREE FOR MEMBERS

Location: VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Mar 12, 2022

9:00 AM

12th ANNUAL COMMUNITY GARDEN CONFERENCE

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Community Garden Conference

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County are teaming up to present their Annual Community Garden Conference for the twelfth year in a row. This year, we will have two brilliant keynote speakers: Niki Jabbour and Ellen Ecker Ogden who will open and close the conference. It's going to be virtual this year, but we have an impressive list of session speakers, all experts in their field who will cover topics relevant to not just community gardeners but backyard vegetable gardeners as well as garden managers, and those trying to establish a new community garden. Some of the sessions will be live and others recorded so you can watch those at your leisure.

The topics for the 2022 Conference include:

  • Opening Keynote Speaker, Niki Jabbour will speak about her newest book Growing Under Cover
  • Closing Keynote Speaker, Ellen Ecker Ogden will discuss The New Heirlom Garden, her latest book.
  • Morris County Agricultural and Natural Resource Agent, Rutgers Vegetable Expert and Conference co-sponsor, Peter Nitzsche, will discuss the findings form the season-long Rutgers 250 Tomato Project: To Prune or Not to Prune
  • Rebecca Magron, Horticulturist from Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Hunterdon County presents her excellent talk on The "Dirt" on Soil.
  • What's Eating my Vegetables and Plants?  Rutgers Master Gardener Ilona Ontscherenki will cover identifying and dealing with the most common garden problems.
  • Grow and Preserve Culinary Herbs by Rutgers Master Gardener Anna Hackman. Learn how to grow different herbs, both perennial and annual, from seeds or plants.
  • The Coordinator's Round Table moderated by Ned Gardner, Manager of the Ted Largman Community Garden in Morris Township.
  • Taking the Mystery Out of Organic Gardening by Rutgers Master Gardener Grace Tshanakas. Learn the basics about how to create and maintain an organic garden.

Some of the sessions will be recorded prior to the conference, so you will be able to watch them at your leisure and some will be live with a Q&A in real time on March 12.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM WILL CLOSE AT 4:00 PM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 11

This program is eligible for 7.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs.

Questions about registering? Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net. Questions about the content of this event? Contact ctriolo@co.morris.nj.us

Cost: $30 Members / $30 non-members

Location: VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Thu Mar 17, 2022

7:00 PM

SPRING GARDENS with Master Gardener Bill Moran

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

 

Spring Garden

This presentation covers all the steps to rejuvenating an old garden or creating a new garden from scratch. Photographs to show each step in the process are included. The speaker will show the proper tools and equipment and how to use them. There will be a discussion and pictures of new annuals and perennials and how to purchase healthy plants. Finally, Bill will discuss how to plan a vegetable garden spanning three growing seasons continuing from mid-March into early January.

This program is FREE, but registration is required. Register here:  https://forms.gle/7YTzMLNJAk3xppUK6

Registration for this program will close at 4:00 PM on the day of the program.

This program will NOT be recorded.

For questions, contact: mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Please note: Your only confirmation will be on the screen that shows that you successfully registered for the program.

Cost: FREE

Location: VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Mar 24, 2022

7:00 PM

AN EVENING WITH JAN JOHNSEN AND HER NEW BOOK, FLORATOPIA

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Jan Johnsen

Join Landscape Designer, Jan Johnsen, as she shares her experience and contagious passion for flowers in her illustrated talk based on her new book, Floratopia - 110 Flower Garden Ideas for Your Yard, Patio or Balcony. Jan offers illustrated tips for flowers in pots and planters, planting techniques and flower design suggestions. She underscores flowers' role as pollinator magnets and encourages combining grasses and flowers and using deer resistant selections. Jan stresses both perennials and annuals and gives recommended cultivars. Jan's aim is to ensure flower success for gardeners of all skill levels.

Jan is a principal of the award-winning Johnsen Landscapes & Pools firm based in Westchester County, New York, and an admired garden designer and author. She taught at Columbia University for many years and still teaches at the New York Botanical Garden . Trained in landscape architecture and professional horticulture, Jan has worked in Japan, Hawaii and Kenya, among other places. She was the 2019 recipient of the prestigious "Award of Distinction" from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.

Registration for this program will close at 4:00 PM on the day of the program.

This program will be recorded, but available only to people who register for it.

For questions, contact: mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Cost: $10 Members / $15 non-members

Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Sponsor: FOFA

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Thu Apr 7, 2022

7:00 PM

BIBLICAL BOTANY - A VIRTUAL TOUR with Dr. Jon Greenberg

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Jon Greenberg

Dr. Jon Greenberg, an agronomist and Biblical and Talmudic ethnobotanist, is familiar to many of us from his annual Biblical Botany walking tours at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. In April, as Passover approaches, he will share insights from his research and from Fruits of Freedom, the Torah Flora Hagadah, his botanical guide to the Passover celebration, published in 2021.

Dr. Greenberg will explain how every detail of the ritual Passover meal, or seder, carries deep theological meaning, from the choices of vegetables and recipes for the ritual foods to the use of red or green grapes to make the wine for the meal. Even the table settings will be discussed.

Registration for this program will closed at 4:00 PM on the day of the program.

This program will be recorded.

For questions contact: mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

Cost: $10 Members / $15 non/members

Location: VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

Sponsor: FOFA

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