On Saturday 5th May a workshop was held at Coralie & Gordon's home to divide some large ferns and learn about the process. 20+ members were in attendance from Victor Harbor to Gawler and many places in between were there, and everyone went home with some fern divisions to pot.
It was a great social and learning exercise enjoyed by everyone in attendance.
Some images from the garden are below. Thank you Coralie & Gordon for your hospitality.
Well, it's live and members are signing in to the Members Only page which will have newsletters, genus growing notes and more on it as time goes by.
If you are keen to learn more about how to grow and care for your ferns become a member and have access to the page and come along to our meetings to ask questions and be involved in workshops.
If you have a question fill in the Contact Us form and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Enjoy the rain today I am sure your ferns and gardens and rainwater tanks will be very happy.
The fern sale was a great success. The buyers were lined up out the front and 10am came and in they flooded. All happily dropping their gold coin donation in the bucket and onwards into the main hall to grab their prized ferns.
The flow continued steadily for several hours and the checkout was kept very busy. People left with a satisfied smile on their faces and their arms loaded up with the beautiful ferns grown here in Adelaide by the members of the Fern Society of South Australia.
Questions were asked of the growers and answered. Growing notes handed out and Charlie Carp purchased to make sure their ferns continued to grow and flourish.
Charlie Carp is the preferred fertiliser by many members of the Fern Society who have seen much improved growth after applying it.
Many lingered to partake of the delicious offerings from the kitchen, and to buy raffle tickets in the hope of winning a beautiful terrarium hand crafted by Tony, a cabbage stag, and a drop over greenhouse.
New members joined to learn more about the fern world and some others took forms to consider joining - we look forward to working and growing together.
The workers worked hard and their hard work is very much appreciated. May your green fingers glow.
The always brilliant and amazing fern sale is about to happen again this year.
It's on next Saturday 28th April 2018 from 10am to 3pm. Just a gold coin donation to come in and see a fantastic array of locally grown ferns and meet the growers who are more than happy to talk to you about how they grow their luscious ferns and what would work best for you in your shadehouse, verandah or pergola.
Come along to Adelaide High School, bring some cash or your card - yes we will have an EFTPOS machine available.
Bring your own shopping bags or boxes (we will have some available, but its much better for the environment if we minimise and re-use!)
Have a cuppa and a scone or a cupcake.
Buy a raffle ticket or two.
Get there EARLY and JOIN the Fern Society and be allowed in BEFORE OPENING TIME to cruise the aisles and get first pick of the greenery!!!!
PSST - Rumor has it that there is a special MEMBER ONLY raffle happening too.