Dragon tail fern

Originally uploaded by mulysa_may

Asplenium ebenoides
ASPLENIACEAE, The Spleenwort family

I think I have a fern fetish.

Many of my plant acquisitions this season have been ferns, despite the fact I have very limited shade in the garden. I keep thinking of my sister’s former garden in St. Paul, where her entire garden was composed of ferns. It was really lovely.

This fern has such interesting leaf shapes, and the whole gesture of the plant is a little wild, while also being organized.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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