FOFA_Summer21_NewsHeads
This newsletter is brought to you by the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and was delivered to your mailbox because you directly subscribe to it or gave your e-mail address as part of your membership registration. If you have changed your mind and wish to unsubscribe, please see the instructions at the bottom of this page.
While you may view our full program on the Events Page of our website, we are pleased to highlight these upcoming programs.

September 22, 2021

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!




LIFE IN THE STUDIO AND GARDEN with Frances Palmer

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.

Click on the photo for more information and registration.




2021 VIRTUAL TREE SYMPOSIUM

Four consecutive Tuesday evenings: November 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 7:00 PM

apple tree

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.

Click on the tree icon for more information and registration.




COOKING DEMONSTRATION: WINTER SQUASH RISOTTO WITH ROSEMARY

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!

Click on the photo for more information and registration.




RUTGERS MASTER GARDENER COMMUNITY GARDEN IPM TEAM

Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) of Morris County is proud to announce that the Rutgers Master Gardener Community Garden Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Team has won 1st Place in the 2021 David Gibby International Master Gardener Conference Search for Excellence (IMGCSFE), Innovative Projects Category!

The David Gibby International Search for Excelence Awards, named in honor of the founder of the first Master Gardener program, recognize exemplary group projects that show significant learning by the Master Gardeners or the public. The award-winning projects showcase the efforts and talents of Master Gardener volunteers, often providing economic, environmental, educational, and health impacts. These innovative projects frequently serve as models, influencing the development of Master Gardener-led programs throughout the world.

Congratulations to the Team on such a well-deserved acknowledgment of the important work they do and the reports they prepare that benefit community gardens across New Jersey. Well Done!



NATIONAL GARDEN BUREAU'S 2021 THERAPEUTIC GARDEN GRANTS

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!

https://ngb.org/therapeutic-garden-contest/




BulbPromo-th

BULB PURCHASES BENEFIT THE FRIENDS

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!




BLOOMING AT THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM

There are still an amazing number of beautiful perennials blooming in the gardens at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, from Colchicum, also known as Naked Ladies or Autumn Crocus, to a lovely combination of Goldenrod and Crepe Myrtle, not to be outdone by the bright red berries on a Dogwood tree. Come visit soon!



Click an image to see them all in our website's picture gallery. Picture credits: 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.

MCPC_New_logo-th


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

twitter
fb
Remove me from this list
*|REWARDS|*