As previously mentioned, the Friends are taking a break from offering new programs during the months of July and August; however, there are many Previously Recorded programs available in the Events section of our website, from Cooking Demonstrations, to a talk on Strawberries, and the how to's of Composting, etc. Check them out, you just might find something to register for!
The link to the program will be sent to you when we receive your registration request.
We will be back in September with a program on Blooming Bulbs, a talk about Groundcovers and a virtual trip to visit the Late Summer Gardens of The Cotswolds. All of these programs are available for registration now on our website.
The link to these programs will be sent to you on the day of the program.
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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.
SPOTTED LANTERNFLY ALERT - IF YOU SEE IT, REPORT IT!
This invasive insect is spreading and it's very important to keep alert and report any sightings.
The Early Nymph stage has been seen in several areas of New Jersey (click photo to enlarge), so be on the lookout for a small, black insect with white spots; trap it and kill it.
If you see it, please report it; click on the flyer for more information and where to report it.
RUTGERS MASTER GARDENER IPM TEAM - REPORT #5
The Rutgers Master Gardener Integrated Pest Management Team has been busy looking out for pests in the garden.
Click on the photo of the report to access and read it.
In spite of today's hazy, hot and humid weather, there were many lovely flowers in bloom at the Arboretum: cool purple Balloon Flowers, a light blue Agapanthus flower cluster, bright yellow Brugmansia trumpets, large, fluffy white globes of Hydrangeas and a Drumstick Allium.
Click an image to see them all in our website's picture gallery. Picture credits: Margery Ennist.
We are pleased to make several of our previously recorded events available in case you missed one or another of them.
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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: email@example.com or leave a message at (973) 937-8803.