Mon, Aug 16|
LBT Field Station
Staghorn Fern Shadow Box
Learn how to turn a Staghorn Fern into living art! Staghorn ferns are easy to care for and adaptable with their distinct leaf forms and intense root systems making them versatile from planter to wall mounting. This is a great project to fill any wall or shelf space. All materials will be provided.
Time & Location
Aug 16, 2021, 5:00 PM
LBT Field Station, 127 W Osborn Ave, Long Beach, NJ 08008, USA
About the Event
Staghorn ferns are a rugged and elegant plants that can provide depth and texture to any room. In this class we will teach you how to mount these ferns onto cedar boards with moss and twine for creating a wonderful work of living art!
Outside of their natural habitat, staghorn ferns suffer if left in the potting containers they are sold in. Much like air plants, staghorns are a tropical species called epiphytes (ep·i·phyte / ep-i-fight) that grow on trees or other other natural formations. They store up water and nutrients not through their roots but through their fronds, using the root ball as an anchor instead of a food supply.
Recreating an ideal home for them indoors isn’t as hard as you might think and we are here to teach you how!
All materials will be provided. Each person will make one wall mount with one fern.
Staghorn Fern Wall Mounting
One person to make one wall mount. All materials will be provided.