Thursday, April 1 - 7:00 PM
In a nod to April Fool's Day, the plant sale team is going to focus on some of the funny traits of plants offered in the Sale and how you can have fun by adding them to your garden.
Please note that, although the Sale is ongoing until April 27, prices for the plants we still have available will go up by $5.00 each on April 5. That means you can still indulge in plant fever right up until pick-up days; it also means that your orders after this weekend will provide a little extra help for the Friends in support of our programs and projects at the Arboretum. Thank you!
Join us for the fourth (and final) of our free Zoom talks previewing plants we'll have for sale online this year. Click here to register. The Zoom link will be sent to you the morning of the program.
Please note that we have added the following plants to the list available for purchase from our Plant Sale:
- Chionanthus virginicus, Fringe Tree - 10 gallon
- Ilex opaca species - 3 gallon
- Ilex opaca 'Maryland Dwarf' - 1 gallon
- Ilex opaca 'Maryland Dwarf' - 3 gallon
- Ilex opaca 'Satyr Hill' - 1 gallon
We're open online now for plant orders, so click here
(or on the Plant Sale Banner, above) to check out the plants available, place your order and find out when and where you can pick your order up. Happy Shopping!
Help support our annual fundraiser by forwarding this blast to family, friends and other contacts, the more the merrier. The Friends appreciate your help!
Anytime in April
A RECORDED PROGRAM
Leeks are one of those vegetables we don't use often enough. They pair beautifully with a number of foods and are at their best this time of year. Take them on in this cooking demonstration with Cynthia Triolo, because once you know how to handle them you'll be using them regularly!
Register now and receive the access link when the recording is available.
Thursday, April 15 - 7:00 PM
VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM
Carolle Huber, local Landscape Architect, will discuss some easy practices that can help you make your landscape more eco-friendly. Not only the how, but the why. From choosing plants in the spring to your fall cleanup. Plants, lawn, birds and insects and more. Sustainable design is simply good design guided by solid environmental goals. We can all have landscapes that inspire awe, while still doing right by the environment.
Carolle calls this Suburban Ecology.
This program is eligible for 1.0 Master Gardener CEU.
Thursday, April 22 - 7:00 PM
VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM
Jim Walker, owner of the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Denville, New Jersey, will provide our audience with the necessary information to make the hobby of bird feeding more enjoyable.
Topics will include the best food to offer to attract the widest variety of birds, the different types of feeders available, why water and nesting boxes are so important, as well as ways to thwart those pesky squirrels.
Jim will also pay special attention to nesting, migrating birds and hummingbirds.
MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION VIRTUAL PROGRAM
Lunch and Learn: Secrets of our Treasured Gardens
Thursday, April 8 - 12:00 to 12:45 PM
Join MCPC collection staff as we explore some of the treasured places, inspiring people, stories and plants that have been preserved within MCPC's historic gardens. Learn more about the garden design and preservation efforts at Willowwood Arboretum, The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Bamboo Brook and Fosterfields Living Historical Farm.
To register go to: tinyurl.com/MCPCadults - Cost: $10.00
Click on the Fosterfield image for more information and to register.
Spring is really starting to reward us with her annual show. My visit today provided a look at a variety of different flowers, from trees, to shrubs to tiny little Alpine plants. Enjoy these photos of a Loebner Magnolia flower, Saxifraga paniculata (Rockfoil), Salix gracilistyla (Black Pussy Willow), Corylopsis Gotoana (Fragrant Winterhazel) and some lovely and fragrant Hyacinths.
Click an image to see them all in our website's picture gallery. All pictures courtesy of Margery Ennist.
We are pleased to make several of our previously recorded events available in case you missed one or another of them.
When shopping at our fine Retail Partners, please remember to present your Membership card at the beginning of your check out transaction. Our Retail Partners need to enter the discount at the beginning of that process.
If you have not yet used this wonderful Member Benefit, you can view our full list of Retail Partners by clicking here.
Don't forget to "SMILE!"Amazon Smile, that is!
Amazon, through the AmazonSmile Foundation will contribute 0.5% of your purchases on Amazon to a charitable organization you select. Please consider selecting The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum as your designated recipient from this wonderful program.
Click here and log in to your amazon account to designate the Friends as your charity.
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