Monday, August 4th, 2014
Ferns are among the first plants to inhabit the Earth; existing for nearly 350 million years. Due to their long history they are also one of the most versatile plants. There are ferns that grow in sun as well as shade and in water as well as dry sand. Their sizes range from several inches to several feet in span. Crazy!
These attractively simple looking plants can be used as an accent to draw your eye down a wooded path or as a companion plant to Astilbe, Euphorbia, Ginger, other Ferns, or hostas of varying colors including blue or variegated. Ferns can even be used as ground cover. Clumping varieties can be planted close together or spread out to form colonies best suited to moderate to large scale plantings. Ferns also make luxurious container plants both indoors and out.
Ferns are graceful, beautiful, versatile, and can add a touch of elegance to any landscape.