Friday, January 16, 2009

Athyrium - part two

This cute thing is Athyrium filix-femina 'Corymbiferum'. Quite a name. This was just planted last year so this is its baby picture. I'm told it is quite a fast grower so I expect a full sized plant this year - 2 feet tall or so. It is also supposed to be quite heavily crested with just bunches of tassles, giving it quite a fuzzy, frizzy look. I'm anxious to see what it will look like in person. I like pictures I've seen of it in catalogs - which is probably why I bought it in the first place. Ferns do so well in our woodsy gardens that it's hard not to want to collect them all. But isn't that part of the gardening addiction after all???? I guess I could have a worse hobby.

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