The Fall issue of Arboretum Leaves is at the printer, look for it in your email or mailbox soon!
Tuesday, September 27 - 7:00 PM -- NEW DATE
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.
Thursday, September 22 - 7:00 PM
VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM
If you're not quite ready to travel but yearn to see beautiful English gardens, join Friends board member Judy Snow for a virtual tour of 10 amazing gardens in Cornwall and Devon.
We'll see plants ranging from unique succulents to towering palm trees, deep borders of gorgeous perennials and many more. In addition to the gardens, we'll look in at Port Isaac (where the Doc Martin series is filmed), Wells Cathedral and Stonehenge.
RUTGERS MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM
The Friends are sponsoring the following free Rutgers Master Gardener program:
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.
TODAY AT THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM
Summer is not ready to give way to cooler weather yet, hazy, hot and humid conditions have returned ... hoping the forecast for rain will hold. The striking foliage of Strobilanthes dyerianus (Persian Shield) is providing spots of color in the circular tropical bed next to the Marsh Meadow Deck, the Campsis radicans (Trumpet Creeper Vine) is lush and full of flowers growing over the Arbor on the way to the front entrance of the Haggerty Education Center and the water in the Rock Garden pond was serenely reflecting the blue sky and white clouds overhead. Plan to visit soon, even in the heat the Arboretum is a lovely place to visit and there are plenty of benches in the shade!
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.
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