My Pet Ferns -- dedicated to hubber Nan Mynatt
The fern wall of my lanai
I love ferns
Their airy, feathery beauty belies their tenacity. They’ll grow on and on, reaching a venerable old age -- providing the conditions are right. Perhaps this explains why I love them so much: I could not grow ferns in the arid, harsh climate of the high plains of Alberta, no matter how hard I tried, indoor or out.
Florida, which boasts more species of ferns than anywhere else in North America, is a perfect environment for my darlings, and I surround myself in them.
Here are some pictures of my pet ferns at my Florida home. When I leave to go back to Canada, I pop them in the ground under the trees to spend the hot , wet summer without me, and every year, when I return they are waiting.
I dig them up, divide them if necessary, pot them in their organic hanging baskets to shelter my lanai, provide privacy and bestow on me the perfect spot to sit, watch the dappled sun shine through their fronds, and meditate on the beauty of nature, the profound mystery of the world and God’s grace in giving us this chance to live.
Hubber, Nan Mynatt today posted a lovely article on the history of ferns – Earth’s Oldest Plants. For inspiring me to share my green friends with my readers, I dedicate this hub to Nan.
Here is her informative hub on some of earth’s most beautiful and long lived plants – ferns.
Earth's Oldest Plants on HubPages: link offered below.
I hope these photographs motivate all of you to learn more and visit Nan’s hub.
Thanks, and enjoy.
- Earths Oldest Plants
Nan Mynatt discusses the history and fascinating science of earth's oldest plants -- ferns.
The Holly Fern
The Creeping Ground Fern
The Macho Fern
The Rabbit's Foot Fern
the Moss Fern
The view from my favorite chair
Boston Fern on a stump in my garden
A Macho Fern in my garden
For More Information about Ferns
http://www.essortment.com/hobbies/growcareferns_spkd.htm How to grow and care for ferns
"A complete guide to growing and caring for your fern including tips to avoid over watering and getting rid of insects"
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1 Life cycle
2 Fern ecology
3 Fern structure
4 Evolution and classification
5 Smith's Classification
6 Economic uses
7 Cultural connotations
8 Medicinal Value
9 Misunderstood names
11 See also
13 External links