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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.

June 22, 2022


This Saturday, June 25, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, in the big tent at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, the Friends are holding a FREE Pollinator Day Event. We'll be hosting Jane Hurwitz from the North American Butterfly Association, as well as Lorette Cheswick, horticulturist and beekeeper, Jim Walker owner of the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Denville and Gail DiDomenico, a popular local speaker and plant expert.

In her podcast last week, Margaret Roach again mentioned Jane Hurwitz's book on butterflies and her interview with Jane. Read the interview here: https://awaytogarden.com/butterfly-gardening-with-jane-hurwitz/ - then come to the Arboretum on Saturday and meet Jane in person!

There will be games and crafts, all free, geared towards children and learning about a diverse group of creatures fundamental to us all.




JOIN THE BUZZ ON POLLINATOR DAY!

Sat June 25 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

We're celebrating Pollinator Week with a family-friendly mix of activities and exhibits focused on those all-important insects and birds who pollinate the flowers - without them there wouldn't be any seeds or food!

There will be experts on hand to talk about butterflies, honey bees and their hives, birds, and other insect pollinators. Guides will lead walks to identify insects at work in the garden and explain the clever ways that flowers attract them.

They'll be joined by horticulturists who can tell you what plants will bring pollinators into your own garden from early spring through the fall.

Activities will be under the big tent at the top of the parking lot at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.




WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER A WATER FEATURE FOR YOUR GARDEN with Dr. Alexander Grimwade

Thursday, July 14 - 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

A garden water feature can be anything from a birdbath to a large Versailles-type installation with sculptures and fountains. Whatever the size or type you choose, it will dramatically alter your landscape, broaden the palette of plants you can cultivate and enhance your garden for wildlife. Dr. Grimwade will consider the ideal site for a pond, styles of construction, equipment, plants and maintenance. Regardless of the style and size of your garden, there is a water feature for you!

Alexander (Sandy) Grimwade has been an avid, life-long gardener in Britain, the Netherlands and the United States, and currently serves as webmaster for the Delaware Valley Water Garden Society (DVWGS). He has constructed his own backyard pond and advised DVWGS members and many others on construction and management of their water features. Sandy is a Penn State Master Gardener and a volunteer guide and plant advisor at Pennsylvania Horticultural Society events.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.

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



RUTGERS MASTER GARDENER PROGRAMS

The Friends are sponsoring the following free Rutgers Master Gardener programs:

Thursday, July 28 - 7:00 PM via Zoom
Gardening with Ornamental Grasses with Rutgers Master Gardener Diane Lattanzio

More information and registrations here.

Thursday, August 11 - 7:00 PM via Zoom
ABC's of Lawn Restoration with Rutgers Master Gardener Brian Monaghan

More information and registrations here.

Thursday, September 8 - 7:00 PM via Zoom
Grow and Preserve Culinary Herbs for Year-Round Enjoyment with Rutgers Master Gardener Anna Hackman

More information and registrations here.



MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION PROGRAM


Floral Arranging with Garden Flowers


Tuesday, July 12 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

For more information and to register, click on the flyer.



TODAY AT THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM

Cloudy and muggy with rain in the forecast. Nevertheless, lots in bloom in the gardens. A sea of Callirhoe involucrata (Purple Poppy Mallow) gently swaying in the breeze, a tall Verbascum thapsus (Common Mullein) blooming against a Blue Spruce in the background, the complex, scented flowers of Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed), the fluffy white flowers of Sambucus canadensis cv. Maxima (American Elderberry) and the tall, feathery, pale yellow flowers of Thalictrum flavum subspec. glaucum (Meadow Rue).



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



FRIENDS YOUTUBE CHANNEL

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum 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: info@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 are still out of the office, 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



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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