Fern Garden Club

-- Established 1950 --

FGC Events Calendar

Field Trip

Hollis Gardens

Thursday, March 5, 2015

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

A bus will be available.  To reserve your seat, sign-up:  ON-LINE or at the Keystone Community Center.  The bus will leave from the Community Center at 10 AM.  Carpoolers should also meet at the same place and time.  There will be a small lunch fee for guests.

 More

Meeting

Irises

Thursday, April 2, 2015

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Harriat Gord-Noghani, Hillsborough County Master Gardener, will talk about Irises.

 More

Meeting

Florida Friendly Plants

Thursday, May 7, 2015

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Amanda, who is an experienced, professional landscape designer, will talk about Florida Friendly Plants and how to keep them looking good.

 More

Spring Luncheon

Plant Exchange and Installation of Officers

Thursday, June 4, 2015

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

For our last meeting of the season the FGC has one last lunch together, usually at a cafe or restaurant. The club historian displays pictures taken during the year and members volunteer to serve in Officer and Chairperson positions for the following year. Members also bring a plant to exchange. The location of the luncheon will be discussed at meetings, so please speak up if you have some good suggestions.

 More

Plant Propagation Tips

I always try to propagate some of the live branches of plants that I may be cutting back or trimming in the usual way with the rooting hormone. They may not all or always take, but it is worth a try as they would be composted or recycled anyway. The following is a list (no means complete) of some plants worth considering to propagate for the plant sale and own use. 

   By divisions:
     daylillies, begonias, amaryllis, unusual bromeliads, ixoras, some orchids, natal plum
   By stem cuttings:
     beauty berry, roses, pentas, firebush, firespike, solandra (chalice vine). allamanda, 
     following will need to be hardened off for 2-3 days before placing in soil in pots:
     geraniums, succulents, cactus, euphorbia, some orchids
   By seeds:
   herbs, tacoma stans "yellow bells", datura angel trumpet,
   By air layering: Azealeas, Camelias (after they are finished blooming)
1/14/2015 8:06:08 AM  Barbara Morgan

How does your Garden Grow.....Series on Fox 13 News

11/27/2014 12:45:00 PM  

Eagle Cam

Kay Netscher recommends checking out this website that broadcasts video of a bald eagle family nest.

http://www.southwestfloridaeaglecam.com

10/3/2014 7:14:50 AM