Our Fall programs are now available on our website just waiting for you to register.
We're offering our annual Tree Symposium with a four program series on Conifers, a talk by Frances Palmer on pottery and gardening as well as a couple of Cooking Demonstrations with Chef Cynthia Triolo.
Plenty to choose from, so please register!
Help support the Friends’ Fall Bulb Planting at the Arboretum by buying your bulbs from Brent & Becky’s Bulbs!
Just click on the image to go to www.bloominbucks.com and choose Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
25% of your order will be donated to the Friends.
This fundraiser runs through mid-November, so hurry and make your purchases and benefit the Friends at the same time. Thank you!
Here's a Great Christmas Decoration Idea
Friends Member Cindy H. grows Allium Christophii in her garden; she saves the dried seed heads, spray paints them and adds glitter to make Christmas decorations (photos below). What a great idea!
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Thursday, October 14 - 7:00 PM
VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM
Frances Palmer has been a potter and gardener for over 33 years and is known for her handmade functional ceramics. Her pieces have been carried by a variety of stores, including Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman and the Philip Johnson Glass House. Her work has also been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Martha Stewart Living and House & Garden to name just a few. She lives and works in Weston Connecticut.
In her lecture, Frances will discuss her ceramics, informed by her Art History training and what inspires her work in earthenware, terracotta and porcelain. Adjacent to the studio are two large cutting gardens, which provide a continual flow of flowers for Frances' photography. All three aspects of her practice combine to produce her art.
In October 2020, Frances' first book, Life in the Studio, was published by Artisan Books. It comprises essays describing her ceramic and garden processes as well as her philosophical ideas about making a creative life.
Anytime in October
A RECORDED PROGRAM
Join Chef Cynthia Triolo as she demonstrates how to make this delicious risotto using any type of winter squash. Best of all, learn the techniques for making risotto using other ingredients and flavors. It's the ultimate comfort food!
Four consecutive Tuesday evenings: November 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 7:00 PM
VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM
PLEASE NOTE: You can sign up for each program individually, but if you register for all four programs at once, you will receive a discount. Members will pay $30 for all four programs and non-Members will pay $45 for all four programs, that's a 25% discount!
- November 2: Bob Iiames: Conifers for Today's Gardens
- November 9: Christie Dustman: Conifers as Living Sculpture
- November 16: Robert LaHoff: Confers: Fastigiate & Dwarf Types ... Anything but Dull!
- November 23: Ted Hildebrant: A Double Feature: Conifer Propagation Overview and What to Look for When Buying Conifers
More detailed program descriptions can be found on our website.
The Vera Scherer Garden's Horticultural Therapy Program at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum has been named a finalist in this year's National Garden Bureau's 2021 Therapeutic Garden Grants program. First place will be awarded a $3000 grant and second and third place will each receive a $1000 grant.
The winner is chosen by public vote, so please click on the link below, view the short videos and be sure to vote for your favorite!
Here's the most recent report from the Rutgers Master Gardener IPM Team. Enjoy!
Click on the photo to access and read the report.
A NEW JERSEY CHAMPION TREE
The Seven Sons Tree at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is recognized by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection as a Champion Tree, which is determined by the trunk's circumference, its height and crown spread when compared to others of its kind.
This lovely tree is currently blooming at the Arboretum, it has lovely tiny white flowers attractive to bees, an interesting exfoliating trunk and a broad, rounded canopy. Enjoy the photos of this beauty.
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.
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.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at (973) 937-8803.