There are countless tropical ferns that make better house guests in the winter months.
The Fayette County Extension Service’s exotic ferns workshop which will be held Thursday, Sept. 8, starting at 6:30 p.m., will look into some of these special plants. They will cover the epiphytic staghorn, maidenhair, rabbitsfoot, bearpaw, elkhorn, mother fern, birdsnest and lots of others. There will be an assortment of lesser known ferns for folks to take home. Each participant will receive three uniquely different plants. Please remember that many of the classes are limited so register early to assure a spot in the class. May we suggest that you call the Fayette County Extension, (859) 257-5582, to inquire about the status of classes before registering. The office is located at 1140 Red Mile Place.
The Fayette County Farm Bureau Farm to Table Dinner will be held Friday, Sept. 9 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at Walnut Lawn Farm. This four-course family style meal will be created and served by the culinary talents of The Sage Rabbit and Sullivan University. Each dish will celebrate the products of Clark Family Farm, Teal Tractor CSA, Rolling Blue Farm, Rosemont Bakehouse and Bellaire Blooms among others. The event will also feature beverages from West Sixth Brewery and Talon Winery. Ticket cost a tax-deductible donation to Bluegrass Double Dollars. This program directly benefits Kentucky farmers and improves the community’s health by making local produce more affordable for food-insecure families in Lexington. For tickets or more information, go to www.fayettecofarmbureau.com
Wilson’s Nursery will host a terrarium DIY workshop Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at its Lexington location, 2700 Palumbo Drive. Frothy fern fronds and colorful blossoms will transform a room by giving it a burst of vibrant green life. The Wilson staff designers will entice you into the whimsical world of tabletop gardens under glass. The fee includes a multitude of potting materials to create your lovely living art and refreshments to keep your creativity freely flowing.
Reservations are required. For more information, go to http://wilsonnurseriesky.com/event. If you prefer, bring your own glass container – a large vintage vase, miniature glass greenhouse or any other enclosed glass container terrarium garden glass vessels are discounted 25 percent to workshop participants at registration.
The Tiny House Roadshow is coming to town Sept. 16-18. It’s a three-day event in Heritage Hall at the Lexington Convention Center dedicated to all things related to tiny house living. Approximately 20 tiny house will be open for tour and more than 25 vendors will demonstrate products used in tiny living.