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MNPS Program (Tuesday): Ferns in the Natural Landscape

  • 05/29/2018
  • 7:30 PM
  • Kensington Library, Kensington, MD


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Speaker: W. Carl Taylor.
Carl Taylor worked at the Milwaukee Public Museum where served as Chair of the Botany Department. He has taught university courses in general biology, plant taxonomy, and local flora. Recently, he served as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation. He served as Secretary of the American Fern Society for many years and published many papers in the American Fern Journal. Carl is retired and now volunteers at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.

Description: Ferns make great additions to gardens. There are many kinds and lots of them are easy to grow. Some will thrive in sunny places, others in rock gardens, wet areas, or windowsills. Many species of ferns are available from nurseries, garden centers and Internet vendors. Carl Taylor will identify some suitable garden ferns for the mid-Atlantic region. He will describe the unique structure of ferns, as well as their fascinating life cycle, which reveals why ferns grow where they do and what they need from you as a gardener. You may also be surprised to learn that ferns are easy and fun to grow from spores.

Location: Kensington Library, 4201 Knowles Ave, Kensington, MD

The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

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