FERNS –Distance Learning Course
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Emphasis is placed on the horticulturally valuable species. The content of each of the eight lessons is as outlined below:
Review of the system of plant identification, general characteristics of the ferns (especially the fronds), main groups of ferns (filmy, tree, terrestrial, epiphytic and water ferns), information contacts (ie: nurseries, seed, clubs, etc.), pronunciation of plant names.
How best to grow ferns and what conditions do they need. Planting, mulching, watering, pest & disease and their control, feeding, pruning, protection from wind, salt air, etc., compost making.
Methods of propagating ferns - spores, division, tissue culture. Propagation of selected varieties.
4. The Most Commonly Grown Varieties.
Maidenhairs, tree ferns, stags, elks, common ground ferns. How to grow and propagate these ferns.
5. Other Important Groups.
Asplenium, Blechnum, Nephrolepis, Pteris and other groups. Group characteristics, cultural details, propagation methods.
6. Other Varieties
Hares foot fern, Bracken, Fans, Corals and Combs.
7. Making the best use of these Plants.
In containers, hanging baskets, terrariums, in the ground, as indoor plants, growing and showing, growing for profit (to sell the plants or what they produce).
8. Special Assignment - Detailed culture and identification of one genera.
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