Next Meeting - Thursday, October 11, 2018
by Leaside Garden Society
Thursday, October 11, Fantastic Ferns, with Catherine Kavassalis
Our speaker Catherine Kavassalis is a passionate gardener and conservationist. A scientist, educator and inspirational speaker, Catherine endeavours to stimulate interest and awe in the living world. She is member of the Halton Master Gardener group, Past President of Oakville Horticultural Society and a former member of the Board of Directors for the Royal Botanical Gardens. Catherine loves to garden and hashad her own eclectic organic garden featured on several tours.
A fern is the quintessential plant - charming, elegant, graceful, delicate yet strong and adaptable. Or so the Victorians thought. The fern craze of the 19th century was well founded. Come learn about weird and wonderful ferns from the desert to the Arctic. See the fascinating potato ferns that house ants and the iridescent ferns that glow in the dark. What makes a fern? The answer may surprise you. For your garden or home, there is a fabulous fern for you. Let’s start a new fern craze together
Come and join us at the Leaside Library, 165 McRae Drive, on the evening of Thursday, October 11, 2018. Refreshments are available prior to the meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m.