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Announcements as of February 24, 2015

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is proud to host dozens of events in the coming weeks, ranging from exhibits to photo classes to tours to informative programs on gardens and horticulture.
Our full program is found on the Events Page of our website.
Please browse there at your leisure, but here are some upcoming events that we would like to highlight.
Click here to read this and previous newsletters on-line.

The Plant Sale is Coming! Check our Plant Sale Page for the latest details.



Greenhouse News

Our new greenhouse is not quite finished, but propagation for our many school field trips has begun.

Here are two trays of pencil cactus (Euphorbia tirucalli) cuttings – the mother plant is over 6’ tall, and some can grow up to 30’!

Houseplants Need Care Too

Are you giving your house plants some t.l.c. now?

This is the prefect month to take those big Boston Ferns into the shower with you, to wipe each leaf of your philodendrons (top and bottom), to scrub saucers clean of accumulated salts and to cast a critical eye on those begonias you are trying to winter over.

Our library has many excellent books on houseplants. Peruse our list (search Resources/ Library) and let Lesley know if a book is of interest to you.

Blackburn Scholarship Tea

There is still time to register for the Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship Tea on Wednesday, March 25.

Our speaker, Randolph Little, was here last week to try out his presentation. This is one talk that can be appreciated with your eyes closed, as it is filled with the delightful sounds of bird songs!

Register on line by clicking the flyer at right.

Philadelphia Flower Show Trip

Your eyes will be wide open, however, at the Philadelphia Flower Show.

There is so much to see – from the big floor garden exhibits to the miniature jewelry made of plant parts, the show has something for everyone.

Leave the driving to us on Thursday, March 5 and come home with your head spinning with colors and ideas. Register on line by clicking here.

Asparagus Yearnings

Asparagus are out in supermarket’s produce sections now and it makes us hungry for them.

If you have been hankering to start a bed of asparagus, join us for Grow, Cook, Eat on Wednesday March 18 to learn about this and other perennial vegetables.

Register on line by clicking here.


Upcoming Affiliate offerings include:

  • A propagation workshop by the Gesneriad Society on March 5 at 8pm
  • A talk on how to use fountains, waterfalls and ponds by the Mum Society on March 6 at 7:30pm
  • A talk on Integrated Pest Management by NARGS on March 15 at 10am.

Birthday Parties

Did you know that you can now have a children’s birthday at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum?

We have some great themed party options here. Click the flyer image at right to open our two-page brochure.

Retail Partners

As a member of The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum you can enjoy discounts at our Retail Partners. Please show your Friends' membership card at time of purchase. Click here to see the up-to-date list of fine vendors.


Matilda's Café

Matilda's Café is closed for the season and will re-open in April.

All our events can be found on our Events Page where, we are happy to say, you can register and pay on line -- just click on the "Add to Cart" buttons on our Events page and Membership page. Alternatively, you may register by calling 973-326-7603.

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