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Peripheral, But Not Insignificant

marginal wood fern, marginal shield fern, leather fern
Dryopteris marginalis

beautiful specimen near Snyder’s Landing, June 2015

While out looking for something green (other than Christmas fern and rock polypody), I found marginal wood fern.   110 more words

Looking Good in the Garden: Ferns

Happy to join in the new meme run by Gillian of Country Garden UK.

I was worried at first that I wouldn’t be able to find a plant every week, especially as most things are going over now, but actually the scope is quite wide; you can include anything that is looking good – it doesn’t have to be a plant and it doesn’t have to be from your own garden. 195 more words

Garden Update

The Fernery

I have tidied the ‘fernery’ but now it needs replanting, and I think there should be more ferns and fewer pink geraniums, which I think are  188 more words


Dryopteris - The Jason Bourne of Ferns

I have had a fondness for ferns since I took up gardening as an occupation in North Carolina. One winter, I was running through a state forest where nothing was green on the forest floor except for Polystichum acrostichoides, Christmas fern. 316 more words


Dryopteris Erythrosora

Dryopertisa erythrosora (?), bought as unnamed ‘bedding’ ferns but, moved on into the garden, have turned into stunning spring beauties.


Please do not adjust your set

After a long grey winter the Lake District has exploded into a Technicolor film set.  Every garden sports at least one dwarf Rhododendron or Pieris, … 167 more words

National Collections

Step 4: Put back some of the dirt you took out.

Here’s the site 24 hours after the rain stopped.

The soil remains quite squelchy, as it is supposed to, 337 more words