Native Ferns: ID and Culture

Start Date
09/14/2018
End Date
09/28/2018
Description
Ferns are much-loved woodland plants that flourish in shade and provide textural interest from spring through fall. This class serves as a primer on fern biology and identification and provides a great opportunity to see ferns in natural landscape settings. Learn 25 species, including many of the easiest and most desirable to grow, and how to incorporate them into your home garden.

Agenda
Day 1
9:45 – 10:00: Registration
10:00 – 11:00: Introduction to morphology, characteristics, and culture
11:00 – 11:20: Powerpoint highlighting features, characteristics of seven native ferns
11:20 – 12:00: Garden tour identifying seven ferns; how they fit in the landscape
Day 2
10:00 – 10:25: Powerpoint on fern life cycles
10:25 – 10:45: Powerpoint highlighting features and characteristics of nine native ferns
10:45 – 12:00: Garden tour identifying nine ferns; how they fit in the landscape
Day 3
10:00 – 10:20: Powerpoint on fern textures, fern companion plants and use of ferns in the landscape
10:20 – 10:45: Powerpoint highlighting features and characteristics of nine native ferns (25 min)
10:45 – 12:00: Garden tour identifying nine ferns; how they fit in the landscape
12:00: Class Evaluations, Plant Giveaway, and Dismissal
Location
Hockessin, DE
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
6.0
Learning Outcomes
1. Learn about how to identify 25 different species of native ferns.
2. Learn how to grow 25 species of native ferns.
3. Learn how to incorporate native ferns in a garden setting.
Instructors
Eileen Boyle
Website Registration
Course Codes
GAR200
Provider
Mt. Cuba Center


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