"To Boldly Grow Where No Man Had Lawn Before"
Loree's said that ferns are the new "it" plants. Receiving one express delivery care of Mother Nature is pure magic.
It was a surprise. I've often thought plants growing in the top of the filter would look great but have not figured out what plants to use.
Oh, perfect landing spot! I rescued a really cool fern start that had planted itself in a planter with a Date palm. I'd say, yours selected a far better place to sprout!
Well they won't dry out there, for sure!
Will you let it stay?
Not seeing anything saying that ferns are toxic to fish--that matters most! That spot does get a lot of direct sun, so if sunburn becomes a problem, they may have to go if they are constantly scorched. Right now the plan is wait and see.
The best kind of gift. Do you know what kind of fern it is?
Not a clue--not even sure it's a fern, it just seems like it is. Stem first appears with two paired leaves, then the leaves become alternate. Very plastic-y feel. There's another one not in the photo that appears to be a sword fern, perhaps Polystichum munitum. I don't know ferns at all. A garden with almost no shade in a dry climate, y'know?
I know what you mean! Ferns are a rarity here, although I have a Blechnum gibbum that has survived in a shady corner of the front yard for years now.On my hike in the Waterman Mountains outside of Tucson last week, I discovered a fern that has no problem in that climate: Cheilanthes villosa. I think there are more desert ferns than I was previously aware of. I'd love to try some but finding them will be hard...
Mother Nature is one crazy lady! It looks to me like a holly fern.
Holly fern, I think you are right, thanks! Ma Nature--not as nuts as humans are!
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