Saturday, June 27, 2020


The canopy over the road to our barn is so dense that very little light finds its way through to the floor.

A Google search had this to say about ferns - The ferns constitute an ancient division of vascular plants, some of them as old as the Carboniferous Period (beginning about 358.9 million years ago) and perhaps older.

In years past, we went to Wally-World and bought flowers for the planters in our front yard. We haven't been inside Wally-World since mid-March.

While drinking coffee yesterday, Jilda suggested that I dig up a few clumps of ferns from the barn road and plant them in the planters instead of flowers. That sounded like a splendid idea.

Yesterday afternoon, the rain slacked up enough to go on a fern expedition. I grabbed a towel to wipe the rain off the seat of the tractor, tossed a sharpshooter in the trailer, and headed out.

For an instant, a shaft of sunlight navigated through the underbrush and highlighted this fern. There was no way I could not choose this one.

It only took a few minutes to dig up several other clumps of ferns. Less than twenty minutes later, they were nestled in our front yard planters.

The yard is mostly shaded, so I think they will do well there.


  1. Beautiful things.
    Off topic your blog is the only one New Blogger allows me direct access to from my reader. All of the other blogs demand a redirect key.

    1. I haven’t migrated to the new blogger yet. I’m working on a new blog for my beekeeping and It’s the new blogger format but I haven’t started publishing it yet.

  2. I have to tell the world, these ladies we were blessed with have some great ideas. I have a feeling the ferns will do well. (That history of ferns goes back aways, my boys think I was there! :-O)
    Good stuff
    Sherry & jack

  3. I'll bet they will be gorgeous when they settle in.

  4. I've transplanted ferns in the garden a few years ago but they soon sprawled all over the garden underground and came up through my perannials. They were Fiddleheads and are the edible kind. It's good that you have them in containers.
    Hugs, Julia

  5. What a wonderful idea to make use of what you have. Waste not want not is my motto these days!

  6. Bring your tractor to our side yard by the creek. Holy moly, we have huge ferns down there since I quit gardening in that area. They have taken over. Very pretty though! Yours look great!

  7. Not a fan of ferns don't know why just not

  8. I bet they look great in the planter. I don’t blame you for not going to Wally World in a while. It’s crazy and nasty there right now.

  9. Ferns are so beautiful with the deep greens and I think they will do well in the planters


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