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Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I have the perfect habitat for ferns since I live on the edge of the woods. I call that garden area the Glen and have planted an assortment of ferns there.
Many of the ferns have come directly from the woods.

This painted fern is a purchase and a slow grower compared to some of the others.

This is one of the strangest ferns and I have no recollection where I got it: woods or store.

The ostrich fern grows well in this wet weather but when it gets hot and dry it dies back.

This is one from the woods and easily transplanted.

At the Philadelphia Flower Show I purchased this fern. It came as tubers. I planted five in one bed and they are in different stages of growth.

Here it is flowering. I wonder what color the others will be?