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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Many, tiny babies...

Last year I did a post about houseplants...in particular this lovely fern I have
whose common name is 'Mother of millions' or 'Mother Fern'.
She is so graceful with delicate, long, green arms hanging down,
sometimes brushing your head with the tips of her leaves as you lounge on the sofa...
And now she's gone and done it again...making many tiny babies on the
ends of her fronds and me, trying to find places for them
all to live...
I fill a pretty glass bowl with stones from the beach...
some good potting soil on top of that...
and gently poke about six of the little ones into the moist world that they love so much...
But what to do with the many others?
For now they will go into a dish of water until I find little homes for them.
I do believe I need a conservatory...yes that's it, a fern room of ones own!


3 comments:

farmlady said...

How lovely. Baby ferns.
I can't keep one alive in my house. Too dry here I guess.
Maybe I will try again. Your fern is such a beautiful one. It's worth another try.

toomuchaugust said...

if only we were neighbors. . .

ferns are tough to grow on this side of the divide, but knock on wood, i have two ferns from my father's 80th birthday bash from 2011 and they are still thriving. i mist them about six times a day.

Mary said...

She is lovely indeed, and her babies equally so. Hopefully they'll bloom into their own strong adult beauties! I love this post, Kerry. Thank you!