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Great hardy native ferns for the garden

  • Ocean Pines Library 11107 Cathell Road Berlin, MD 21811 (map)

Join DBG’s director of horticulture, Gregg Tepper, to celebrate one of the best groups of plants for the shade garden—ferns. This lecture features native fern identification, growth habits, culture, and an enlightening discussion of the best companion plants. Learn the redeeming qualities that make ferns a pleasure to grow and earn them a place of honor in your garden.  

A professional horticulturist, lecturer, consultant and lifelong native plant enthusiast, Gregg worked at Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware, where he held the positions of horticulturist, woods path horticulturist, and director of horticulture. He has lectured on native plants extensively in the United States as well as at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and Wisley in Great Britain. He volunteers annually as a horticulture passer at the Philadelphia International Flower Show and cochairs the Watering Committee.