Calendar of Events

General Membership meetings are held on the third Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

NOTE – Until further notice, all meetings and programs at the Arboretum have been canceled due to the Corona Virus. We are holding our meetings online.

2021

January 15 (online): Begonia propagation and growing under lights. By Al Palacio – A member of the American Begonia Society for nearly 40 years, and a member of many plant clubs and given programs all over southern California. For access, please RSVP on our MeetUp page:
https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-International-Fern-Society/

February 19 (online): The February presentation will be given by Jimmy Nguyen. Jimmy grows many miniature plants, mosses and begonias, and a few small ferns, but his main interest is in creating living habitats in terrariums for his Isopods. He ships in unusual live mosses from China and grows them in his terrariums to use as a form of food for his main passion, Isopods of all types. His terrariums are built to sustain and allow his unusual isopods to thrive and breed, which he sells. For access, please RSVP on our MeetUp page:
https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-International-Fern-Society/

March 19: To be announced later

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Previous Events:

2020

January 17: An introduction to fertilizing ferns: A basic primer with an in-depth look at nitrogen – By Don Delano, Horticulturist, Fairplex

February 21: Growing ferns under lights – By Don Delano, Fairplex Horticulturist, Fern Extraordinaire

March 20: CANCELLED – All meetings and programs at the Arboretum have been canceled until further notice due to the Corona Virus.

April 17: This meeting will be held online. An email with instructions will be sent to members on Wednesday, April 15th.
My Experience with growing the Genus Drynaria – By Fernando Orellana, Trader, Adventurer, Fern Expert

May 15: This meeting will be held online. The May presentation will be given by Norman Fang: The Best orchids to grow outdoors in Southern California with your ferns.

June 13 & 14: CANCELLED Our 2020 LAIFS Fern & Exotic Plant Show & Sale
Saturday 9 am – 4 pm — Sunday 9 am – 4 pm
Door Prizes — Outstanding Plant Show — Vendor Sales — Society Sales
Sales of ferns, exotic plants, native & drought tolerant plants, plant & garden/patio related items

June 19: To be announced later

July 17: This meeting will be held online. An email with instructions has been sent to our members.
The presentation will be “The Hodel’s Ferns and Garden”, by Marianne A. and Donald R. Hodel. For access, please RSVP on our MeetUp page:
https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-International-Fern-Society/

August 21: This meeting will be held online. An email with instructions has been sent to our members.
For August, we were going to do a recap of the past few shows.
For access, please RSVP on our MeetUp page:
https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-International-Fern-Society/

September 18: This meeting will be held online. An email with instructions has been sent to our members.
For September, we will have show and tell from our member’s gardens. 
For access, please RSVP on our MeetUp page: 
https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-International-Fern-Society/

October 16: This meeting will be held online. An email with instructions will be sent to our members.
For October, we will continue the presentation of our member’s gardens. 
For access, please RSVP on our MeetUp page: 
https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-International-Fern-Society/

November 20: This meeting will be held online. An email with instructions will be sent to our members.
For November, we will continue the presentation of our member’s gardens. 
For access, please RSVP on our MeetUp page: 
https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-International-Fern-Society/

December 18: There will be no meeting in December

Close up photo of Platycerium leaves.