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While you may view our full program on the Events Page of our website, we are pleased to highlight these upcoming programs.

June 9, 2021

Members of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, don't forget to register for this year's Members Only Annual Meeting, featuring Strawberries. If you are not already a Member, we invite you to become one at www.arboretumfriends.org and then register for this informative program all about one of Summer's favorite fruits. Details follow.


FRIENDS MEMBERS ONLY ANNUAL MEETING

Sunday, June 13 - 4:00 PM

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Peter Nitzsche, Morris County's Agricultural Agent and New Jersey's small fruit expert, presents "Growing Strawberries in the Home Garden". Nothing quite compares to the flavor of a fresh, ripe, locally grown Strawberry. Luckily, Strawberries are one of the easier fruits to grow in the home garden. Learn a bit more about growing them, a few tips and tricks to maximize the harvest, and about pests and problems you might encounter along with how to manage them.

Following Peter's talk, enjoy a Strawberry cooking demonstration just for members with resident chef, Cynthia Triolo.

Peter's talk is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Mater Gardener CEUs.

The program is FREE to Members, but registration is required. Please click on the photo of Peter to register.



GOOD BUGS - BAD BUGS! WHO'S WHO?

Thursday, June 24 - 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Figuring out who the beneficial insects are and who the pests are can be confusing.

Join Dr. Randi Eckel of Toadshade Wildflower Farm in Frenchtown, New Jersey, as she helps sort it out and discuss some management strategies that may help you strike the right balance.

Click on the ladybugs for more information and to register.




COOKING DEMONSTRATION: RUBY RED RHUBARB

rhubarb

Anytime in June

A RECORDED PROGRAM

Technically a vegetable, we've come to think of rhubarb as a fruit because of the way it's used in most kitchens. It became popular in England in the 19th Century when a new variety named 'Victoria' was introduced as a commemorative of Queen Victoria's coronation in 1837. Chef Cynthia Triolo will teach you some recipes, both old and new, that star this versatile vegetable/fruit.

Register now and receive the link and recipes for this recorded cooking demonstration.

Please click on the rhubarb photo to register for this program online.




RUTGERS MASTER GARDENER
IPM TEAM - REPORT #4

The Rutgers Master Gardener Integrated Pest Management Team has been busy looking out for pests in the garden.

Click on the image at right to access and read it.




WATER FEATURES AT THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM

On this hazy, hot and humid day, here are some refreshing photos of the various pools and fountains at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Located around the property, they offer respite from the heat as well as the soothing sounds of dripping or spraying water.



Click an image to see them all in our website's picture gallery. Pictures courtesy of Margery Ennist.



FRIENDS YOUTUBE CHANNEL

We are happy to announce that the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum now have a YouTube channel.

Please visit by clicking the image (or go to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCwLu6l-05_VnSNQlkvi3Aw)





YOU CAN STILL REGISTER FOR PREVIOUS ZOOM PRESENTATIONS

We are pleased to make several of our previously recorded events available in case you missed one or another of them.

Go to our new Pre-recorded Events page for more information and to register and pay online.



Retail Partners

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.


Amazon Smile

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.


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. Questions or need more information? Email Lisa Bencivengo: lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net or leave a message at (973) 937-8803.


That's it for this time. Hope you enjoyed this edition of the newsletter. Tell your friends about this handy way to keep up with activities at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum (click here for complete directions for subscribing.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Friends Staff will be out of the office until Fall 2021, however we will continue working remotely. Please note our new Post Office Box number and staff emails.

MAIL:
Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Post Office Box 2267
Morristown, NJ 07962

EMAIL:
Lisa Bencivengo: lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net
Margery Ennist: mennist@arboretumfriends.net



SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENTS

PANDEMIC SCHEDULE

Morris County Park Commission has reopened the Frelinghuysen, Willowwood and Bamboo Brook Arboreta 7 days a week, from 8am to dusk.

  • Parking is limited. Buildings remain closed. Portajohns are available.
  • Please protect yourselves and fellow visitors by social distancing and by wearing masks.
  • HUNTING IN THE PARKS - Be aware that deer hunting is permitted in many of the MCPC facilities, including the arboreta, during the fall and winter. The schedule and type (bow or firearm) is listed on the MCPC website here.

We will keep you posted as further updates become available.



Visit our website: https://www.arboretumfriends.org.
Email your comments or suggestions to webmaster@arboretumfriends.org.

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The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is a facility of the Morris County Park Commission

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