Christmas will soon be here, so read on for a few special gift suggestions: Drawing Classes and homemade Spiced Pecans, Pancake Mix and Hot Chocolate Mix (in the recorded Gifts From the Kitchen video). Your family and friends will thank you!
Four consecutive Saturdays: January 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAMS
This series of classes would make a wonderful Christmas gift for the budding artist on your gift list. What better way to spend four winter Saturday afternoons than exploring the beauty of flowers by learning how to draw them!
What better way to learn about and enjoy our natural world than to draw it? And what subject is more captivating 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.
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.
Sunday, January 16 - 4:00 PM
VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM
Defined as "the absence of color", black in its many hues can highlight, offset and dramatize every real color in your garden. Understand how to use black hued plants for maximum impact. Over 75 dark beauties, including annuals, perennials, vines, trees and shrubs are featured in this compendium of powerful plants. Lesley will cover their habits and culture, and a useful plant list will be provided. To create rhythm, punctuate place, outline areas and focus the eye, nothing works like black. Keep the drama out of your house, and in the garden!
Lesley is a member of the Herb Society of America, The Council on Horticultural and Botanical Libraries, and Garden State Gardens, a consortium of New Jersey's public gardens of which she is a founding member and past President. Her column, The Garden Historian, is featured bi-monthly in Gardener News Magazine. Retired as Superintendent of Horticultural Education at New Jersey's Morris County Park Commission, Lesley offers illustrated lectures and hands-on workshops to garden clubs, plant and historical societies, Master Gardener groups and libraries.
FROM THE MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION
Floral Arranging with Supermarket Bouquets for the Winter Holidays
Tuesday, December 14 - 10:00 AM - Virtual Presentation
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Job Opportunities at the Frelinghuysen & Willowwood
There are several gardening job opportunities available at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and Willowwood Arboretum.
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It requires a little more effort to see the beauty in the winter garden, but it is there, in many forms. This week, we're featuring interesting tree barks, much more noticeable now that the leaves and flowers aren't there to distract the eye. Just a few examples: The ropy bark of Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Red Cedar), the flaking bark of Maackia amurensis (Amur Maackia) with the discarded shell of a Cicada, the exfoliating bark of Acer griseum (Paper Bark Maple) and the lacy bark of Ulmus parviflora (Chinese Elm or Lacebark Elm). Enjoy and visit soon, there's always beauty to discover.
Click an image to see them all in our website's picture gallery. Picture credits: Margery Ennist.
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