Speaker: Michael Lorfing, president of the Southwestern Fern Society.
Ferns are among the oldest plants on earth and come in over 17 thousand varieties. They grow in all continents except in Antarctica and have adapted to live in almost every environment. The lecture will cover the history, life cycle, propagation methods and care of hardy and tropical ferns. Examples of ferns for the garden and the house will be discussed. Finally, a few surprising things you may not know about ferns.
Social and snacks @ 2:30 p.m., educational lecture @ 3 p.m.