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 (online): The March presentation will be given by Dr. James Downer, Ph.D. Plant Pathology, UC Riverside: trends in Plant Pathology in caring for ferns and related plants.For access, please RSVP on our MeetUp page: https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-International-Fern-Society/.

April 16 (online): The April presentation will be given by Norman Fang, owner of Norman’s Orchid Nursery: a walkthrough of the 2019 World Orchid Conference displays and a tour of Dr. Cecila Koo Botanic Conservation Center with emphasis on their fern collection. Norman can be found at www.orchids.com , Facebook at Norman’s Orchids – orchids.com, Instagram #normans_orchids. For access, please RSVP on our MeetUp page: https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-International-Fern-Society/

May 21 (online): Note – There has been a change in the program. The May presentation will be given by Darla Harris: “Welcome to Texas-some of my favorite native ferns and a tour of the nursery and our spore production.”

Darla Harris is currently the President of the Texas Gulf Coast Fern Society, and is also a member of the American Fern Society, Los Angeles International Fern Society, the Tropical Fern & Exotic Plant Society, and the Hardy Fern Foundation, and also serves as content editor for the American Fern Society’s newsletter.

As an avid grower of ferns for over 35 years, Darla has collected more than 500 various varieties. Darla is the Owner/Grower at the Fern Plantation Nursery, which has over 200 different ferns and adding more all the time. Find Darla on the Fern Plantation Nursery on Facebook. For access, please RSVP on our MeetUp page: https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-International-Fern-Society/

June 18 (online): Our June presentation will be given by Art Silk from Colorado: Building ‘self-maintaining eco terrariums’ with epiphytic ferns, other rare terrarium plants, and begonias to breed poison arrow frogs. For access, please RSVP on our MeetUp page:  https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-International-Fern-Society/

July 16 online): Our July presentation will be given by Daniel Yansura – ‘Finding Ferns in Bali, Indonesia.’ For access, please RSVP on our MeetUp page: https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-International-Fern-Society/

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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.