Fern Show

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Free Workshops and Talks each day:


11:00 am  Basic Fern Care 

1:30 pm  Mounting Staghorn Ferns


11:00 am  Mounting Staghorn Ferns 

1:30 pm  Basic Fern Care


LAIFS Plant SaleMany varieties of ferns and other plants, including rare species) 
LAIFS Supply StoreBaskets, Stag Boards, Pots, & Supplies when available)
Norm/Candy NakanishiFerns, begonias, assort foliage
Indispensable WhimsicalStained glass, hand made pottery, paintings
Tropical’s from South AmericaCarnivorous plants, orchids
Mesa ExoticsFerns, aroids, bromeliads, orchids
Verdant Vivarium’sTerrarium plants, bromeliads, orchids, Gesneriads, begonias¬†
Plant TipzEpiphytes, exotic plants
Fernando OrellanaStags and exotic plants

More vendors will be added as they register

LAIFS Fern & Exotic Plant Show Judging

This year we will not be having a judged show but rather a people’s choice show.  Every visitor to the show will be provided with a sheet to pick their personal favorites.  Votes will be tallied up and awards will be given to the plants with the most votes.  More on this later.

Volunteers Needed

We have had great success with our volunteer raffle program and will use it again this year. As you all know, we depend entirely on people volunteering to help us will all aspects of the show. Our most significant need is the week before the show and for the teardown afterwords.

You will receive a special volunteer raffle ticket for every two hours of volunteer time. We will hold the volunteer raffle at our July meeting. The more tickets you have from volunteering at, during, or before the show, the more chances you will win at the raffle. Prizes will include several excellent fern specimens from our growing area and some other prizes we will be adding later on.

We are looking for as many members as possible to volunteer a few hours of their time or more helping LAIFS before, during, and after the show. Most of us can do small jobs. The time you donate to the LAIFS is greatly appreciated. We know that many of you work for a living and can’t take time off. But maybe you could find a few hours to help. It is a lot of fun and can be very educational.

We REALLY need able bodied volunteers to help with construction and setup on Wednesday, June 1, from Noon until 8 PM. We also need help on Thursday June 2 from 8 AM until 8 PM.  The more volunteers we have the quicker and easier the work will be for all of us. Another key time is Sunday, June 12 from 4 PM until 10 PM and again on Monday, June 13 from 8 AM to 8 PM. to help taking down the booths and tables, and load plants into the truck to be returned to the owners.

You are needed! Some jobs require you to just sit at the entrance of Ayres Hall to remind visitors that there is a Plant Holding Booth. The Show area in Ayres Hall is off limits for people with purchased plants and bags. Call a chairperson noted below. 

Tim Lonegan, Show Chairperson – 714-487-3608 (please leave a voicemail)

Mike Moody, Show Co-Chairperson/Raffle – 562-328-5604

Tim Lonegan, Facility Setup (6/1 & 6/2, 6/6 – 6/10) & Teardown (6/12 – 6/13) – 714-487-3608 (please leave a voicemail)

Donna Radoumis, Publicity & Vendor Coordinator – 909-598-2494

Tim Lonegan, Clean/place tables & plants; finish/clean indoor & outdoor booths (6/9 – 6/10) – 714-487-3608

Larry Pyle, Food (6/12) – 714-657-9629

Tim Lonegan, Personnel/Relief (6/11 – 6/13) – Ayres Hall & gate security, “Ask Me” people to answer questions or point people in the right direction – 714-487-3608 (please leave a voicemail)

Elaine Baxter, Plant Holding Area (6/10 – 6/12) – 626-339-3445

Jim Herman, LAIFS Plant Sale Booth – 951-808-2305

Harry Hatanaka LAIFS Supply Store – 562-926-9956