Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fern Frenzy

A couple of years ago, a neighbor had given me one fern. 
It was placed in the far right corner of the front east bed.
I think it was pretty happy there because...

it grew.
Not only grew, but pretty much took over.

The entire wall next to the house was covered.
They are beautiful plants, I'll give you that.
This just didn't fit in with the idea I had
to simplify the front beds.
So, I went to work to pare it down. 
A lot.

I like the separation of each plant a bit better.
Of course, now we have the unsightly mess
on the wall where the foliage was.
Try as I may, I always seem to create more work for Big K.
Ah, well.
Keeps him out of trouble.

I had TONS of plants left over.
I posted them on our local seedswap, but no takers.
Guess everyone else has their fill of ferns.
So, I replanted some in the backyard under the saltbush.
It adds a forest feeling to that area.
I like it.

There's enough shade here that I think they'll be very happy.
The neighbor behind us gave me a nice compliment
the other morning on this area.
I think she'll like it even better now.

Whenever I look out the window at this bed,
I feel so relaxed.
Nothing soothes like nature.