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Flabbergasting Ferns: Primeval Plants in the Home Landscape (Coffee Talks for Home Gardeners)

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Date:

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Time:

9:30–11 a.m.

Location:

Online

Speaker:

Rutgers Master Gardener Kevin Akey

Description:

Registration Required for this free event. To register, go to https://go.rutgers.edu/6rp94q2p

Ferns add a unique beauty, texture, delicacy, and visual interest in our landscapes, garden beds, and interior spaces. But their humdrum reputation as the go-to plant for shady or damp spaces overlooks their diversity and cloaks our appreciation for nature’s ingenuity in their graceful fronds. Your choice to grow and care for ferns puts you in direct contact with how nature solved one of its most flabbergasting puzzles - how did plants colonize dry land? This presentation covers a layperson’s view of the unique botanical characteristics and evolutionary significance of ferns as well as planting tips and care, suitable companion plants, and photos of specific ferns that grow well in our area.

Cost:

Free

Sponsor(s):

Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County

Contact:

Debbie LaGattuta, 732-431-7260, ext. 7262