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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.

December 1, 2021

Arboretum Leaves

The Winter edition of Arboretum Leaves will arrive in your email or mailbox shortly. We are offering a full schedule of virtual programs for you, from drawing classes, to Master Gardener programs, the Community Garden Conference and a couple of special speakers. Please go to our website for more information and to register.




GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND NEWS

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Although we are not holding a Gingerbread Wonderland event this year, we know that hasn't stopped many of you from exercising your creative energies and making a gingerbread house, castle, garden, etc.

Barbara Amabile, who has created a number of beautiful gingerbread pieces in the past and exhibited them at the Friends' annual Gingerbread Wonderland Exhibit, shared photos of the one she made this year; it was inspired by the Disney movie "Tangled",which was the theme of her granddaughter's birthday party. Barbara was kind enough to give us permission to share the photos with our eblast subscribers. Perhaps this will inspire you to make a gingerbread house of your own; if you do, send us photos and we'll add them to future eblasts.

We hope to return to an in-person and well-attended Gingerbread Wonderland Exhibit in the Fall of 2022. We look forward to seeing you there!




INTRO COURSE: TECHNIQUES FOR DRAWING FLOWERS
with Katy Lyness

Four consecutive Saturdays: January 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAMS

What better way to learn about and enjoy our natural world than to draw it? And what subject is more capt

ivating than a flower? This intro course teaches you techniques for drawing using flowers as the primary focus. The class will include instruction in the use of drawing tools (graphite, pen and colored pencil), techniques for shading, elements of perspective, visualization of light on form, color theory and basic understanding of plant structure.

Katy Lyness is a passionate home gardener whose interests brought her to NYBG's Botanical Illustration Program. She has been represented in the American Society of Botanical Artists' Annual International Exhibition and is active in the Tri-State Botanical Artists Group. She has an MA in Art Education from Columbia University, Teacher's College.

A Materials List is available on our website under the program description.

Enrollment is limited to 16 students.

Please click on the Peony for more information and to register.



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COOKING DEMONSTRATION: GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN

Anytime in December

A RECORDED PROGRAM

Holiday gift giving will be upon us very soon and what better way to show your love than by making gifts in your own kitchen! Join Chef Cynthia Triolo as she demonstrates how to make delicious Spiced Pecans, a pancake mix and a hot chocolate mix to package and give to family and friends.

Click on the photo for more information and registration.




TOP MISTAKES OF BACKYARD BIRD FEEDING

Thursday, December 9 - 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Jim Walker, owner of the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Denville presents guidance on the do's and don'ts of the backyard bird feeding hobby. He will review common mistakes, ways to prevent them and suggestions to help make the hobby more productive, safe and enjoyable.

Jim is a Retail Partner of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum; his store is located at 3130 Route 10 West in Denville, New Jersey.

This program is FREE, but registration is required.

Please click on the Wild Birds Unlimited logo for more information and to register.



2021 VIRTUAL TREE SYMPOSIUM

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VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Thank you to everyone who registered for these programs and helped make the series a success! We appreciate your participation and hope you enjoyed the programs.

Although the series is over, you can still register to receive recordings of the November 2, 9 and 23 programs (the November 16 program was NOT recorded). This offer is available only until the end of December.

Click on the tree icon for more information and to register to receive a link to the recording of your choice.




SOME EVERGREENS AND THEIR CONES AT THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM

As many of you know by now, The Frelinghuysen Arboretum has been designated as a Reference Garden by the American Conifer Society. We have a large collection of these magnificent plants; here's a small sample of the cones on a few of them: Picea abies cv. 'Inversa' (Weeping Norway Spruce Cultivar), Chamaecyparis lawsoniana cv. 'Columnaris' (Lawson False Cypress), the open cones of Thuja occidentalis (Eastern Arborvitae) and Chamaecyparis sp. (Hinoki False Cypress).



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.
  • 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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