Saturday, May 02, 2009

Plant Some Ferns in Your Yard

The most beautiful part of spring for me is watching ferns emerge from the ground. Their form when they sprout is like a ballet dancer coming out of a crouch.

Ferns are incredibly ancient plants, far older than flowering plants. They reproduce by spores and runners, not by seeds, and they do not flower or make fruit.

I am now transplanting ferns from the woods and swamps and rills near our house into the yard. Most have transplanted well.

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