Thursday, November 3rd, 2011...5:39 pm

Mt. Cuba Center is Giving A Free Course on Ferns

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One of the most fantastic gardens filled with native plants is Mt. Cuba in Delaware.   See here.  The approximately 600 acre park is dedicated to the study, conservation, and appreciation of plants native to the Appalachian Piedmont Region.  Not only is this a wonderful place to visit, but Mt. Cuba has an excellent website that is a wealth of information about their native plants.

And to top it off, Mt. Cuba is now offering a FREE course about Ferns on line for those who wish to sign up. All they ask in return for this free course is that you fill out a short survey at the end.

Ferns are a tricky plant to identify, so if you want to learn about ferns or just interested in ferns for you garden, this is a course you will find worthwhile.

But you had better sign up for this course before Nov. 14th.  After Nov. 14th there will be a fee. You will then have to pay $40 to take the course. So sign up immediately!

Below is the letter TheGardenLady received telling about this program.

Dear gardening friends,

I am so excited to share the following announcement with you. I really hope you’ll explore this new program from Mt. Cuba Center.

Mt. Cuba Center is proud to announce the launch of our new distance learning program called Mt. Cuba Center Connect. As a valued member of the Mt. Cuba Center visitor community, we invite you to preview our first class, “The Ferns at Mt. Cuba Center” at no charge. All we ask is that you provide us with feedback on this innovative, on-demand look at ferns by filling out the short survey at the end of the course. This offer is good through November 14, 2011 so don’t delay!

In the course, you will learn about fern landscape uses, companion plants, culture, biology, spore propagation and 26 native fern fact sheets and video guides. These topics are presented through a media rich, self- paced learning experience. Delve into an in-depth discovery of the charming world of ferns, accessible from your own home or office, at any time. Print out handouts for later and study your ferns!

To register, go to and follow the directions on the right side of the screen to create your own account. Once logged in, select “Ferns at Mt. Cuba Center.” Enter the enrollment key ferntastic when prompted. For information on new distance learning courses coming in December, January and February visit:


Eileen Boyle

Public Programs Manager

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