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Meetings and Events

 

The Tropical Fern & Exotic Plant Society meets on the fourth Monday of every month, 
with the exception of July and August. Please see calendar below.
We meet at  Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 
33156, 7:30 p.m. in the Corbin Building. Light refreshment are served, Plant Raffle.
Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings. Admission is FREE.
Members are kept informed through our Newsletter which is produced monthly 
(no newsletters in July, August and December).
If you have any questions about any of our Meeting or Events, 
please e-mail us for additional info at:
tfeps1@gmail.com

 

 

 

                      2023

January 23:

 Speaker: Stephanie LaRusso Slocumb
 Topic: Mindful Garden Design: Less Weeding, More Wine

 A comprehensive approach to garden planning, design, and maintenance for people with small yards, big plant collections, and busy lives. 

This is a live lecture that will let you follow the steps of planning and developing a garden from start to finish. Along the way, you will learn how to create a working plan, consider lighting zones, space plants properly, source accurate plant information, maximize plant density and create easily maintainable planting beds. Be prepared for unique tips which will make weeding easier and clever design ideas that will distract people when you just don't have time to weed! The emphasis will be on teaching you to be mindful as you garden. Gardening smart and planning for future garden problems can save money, time, and most importantly your beloved plant children. We will go over EVERYTHING from how to create plantings that leave room for future home repairs, to how to protect your plants from lawn service mishaps, and even how to keep your non-gardener spouses interested and supportive throughout the whole gardening process. Along with the practical tips, this lecture will also discuss and explain basic design fundamentals that will help you arrange your plants in a way that really shows off their beauty! You will learn how to create attractive vistas, so you can appreciate your garden while indoors, and how to use pathways to trick the eye into thinking your small garden paradise goes on forever. 

While ideal for those who are just getting their gardens started, this lecture was really created to help reinspire gardeners who may be frustrated by gardening maintenance. Many people give up on gardening because they don't have the time to keep their yards looking nice. When you learn to garden mindfully, however, you won't need to spend every day maintaining your yard. Let me show you how to free yourself of gardening stress and reinspire you to KEEP GROWING!
 

 7:30 PM at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden -  Corbin A

 Raffle Table: Everybody that would like to donate

February 27:

 Speaker: TBA
 Topic: TBA
 7:30 PM at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 
 Corbin A

 Raffle Table: Everybody that would like to donate

March 27:

 Speaker: TBA
 Topic: TBA
 7:30 PM at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 
 Corbin A

 Raffle Table: Everybody that would like to donate
April 45:  Speaker: TBA
 Topic: TBA

 7:30 PM at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 
 Corbin A

 Raffle Table: Everybody that would like to donate
May 22:  Speaker: TBA
 Topic: TBA

 7:30 PM at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 
 Corbin A

 Raffle Table: Everybody that would like to donate
June 26:  Speaker: TBA
 Topic:
TBA
 7:30 PM at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 
 Corbin A

 Raffle Table: Everybody that would like to donate
July 24:  Speaker: TBA
 Topic: TBA

 7:30 PM at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 
 Corbin A

 Raffle Table: Everybody that would like to donate
August 28:  Speaker: TBA
 Topic: TBA

 7:30 PM at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 
 Corbin A

 Raffle Table: Everybody that would like to donate
September 25:  Speaker: TBA
 Topic: TBA
  7:30 PM at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Corbin A

 Raffle Table: TBA

October 23:  Topic: Annual Auction
 

 7:30 PM at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 
 Garden House 
November 27:  Speaker: TBA
 Topic: TBA
 7:30 PM at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Corbin A

 Raffle Table: TBA

December ?:  No Meeting

 

 

A few pictures from a past meeting.

Waiting for meeting to start Yes, we have refreshments


Raffle Table from Meeting on April 23, 2012
Provided by Phil Iloo & Redland Nursery

Guest Speakers

Delores speaking on scented plants Larry Cox speaking on Orchids