Speaker: W. Carl Taylor
Ferns are "seed-free" plants and they have a structure that is similar to, but different from their closest relatives the seed-producing plants. The Life cycle of ferns from spores to sporophytes provides a fascinating example of reproductive behavior. Equally exciting is the evolutionary history of ferns which is just now being revealed. For all their wonder, ferns are also great subjects for indoor and outdoor gardening. There are species that are great for shady spots, sunny places, rock gardens, wet areas, window sills, greenhouses, or just about anywhere. Although few try it, ferns are fun and easy to grow from spores.
Location: Kensington Library. PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION. Starting in July, 2011, monthly meetings will be at the Kensington Library until further notice.
Directions: From the Washington Beltway (I-495)
Take Connecticut Avenue north to the third signal after the Beltway. Turn left onto Knowles and go 2 1/2 blocks to the library on the right.
Additional information and directions to the Library
There will be refreshments. Pot luck refreshments are always welcome. Bring native plants for "give-a-ways"
The meeting is open to non-members.
Registration is not required.
Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of each month.
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