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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wednesday Vignette

Last weekend I went to the plant sale at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way. I picked up some new plants, not only at the sale, but also after the sale when I went into the garden and took a look around the large nursery area inside the garden. I'll tell you more about the sale and my visit to the garden in future posts.

For now, I'm just going to share this shot of a sword fern unfurling in the garden.


Ferns look great in the spring when they start to unfurl like this, especially if you're a meticulous gardener and have cut back the old fronds. I have a number of different ferns in my garden, but I haven't taken the time yet to cut back the old growth, so they don't look this good. Maybe I'll get to that chore soon. At the moment, I'm working on clearing out an old bed that has become overgrown and weedy. Our weather has turned strangely summer-like, and I have to make hay while the sun is shining.

Anna at Flutter & Hum hosts Wednesday Vignette. You can check out her post here.

10 comments:

  1. Purty picture. Can't wait to hear about the sale and your purchases. Happy hay making!

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  3. I almost took nearly this same photo next to our neighbor's house. But then I realized there were more weeds and untrimmed Hydrangea flowers than I could crop out. Look forward to the sale report!

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  4. They're wonderful! One of the things I miss most about my old shady garden is the ferns. I've had a horrible time establishing any here - I've tried more than half of dozen different species without much success.

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  5. They look great unfurling as much as when unfurled.

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  6. We have one more day of sun before the rain returns, but we have worn ourselves out "making hay". We may have to take some time to SIT in the sun tomorrow.

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  7. Our cabin is surrounded by a forest full of ferns. There is nothing prettier than a sea of ferns. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time when I read your grumpy old men meme.

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  8. Hi Alison,
    I love plant sales! Unfortunately we don´t have many in Vienna. However, we had one plant sale at our botanical garden last week and I bought some clematis and aquilegia. I too have some sword ferns in my garden. You´re right-they look great when unfurling in spring.
    Have a lovely week!
    Best wishes,
    Lisa

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  9. I love fiddleheads - they're so visually appealing!

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  10. I love unfurling ferns and I have many of them, some rather invasive, but so beautiful in spring.

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