curling leaves - fern fronds the love of ferns and shade gardens


If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has the power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.

A Wide Variety of Ferns, Coleuses,  Carex Grasses, Hostas, & Lambs Ears Are Perrenials That Also Make Great Additions (Singularly or in Combos) to Containers for Shady Spots in Gardens...

A beautiful pedestalled bowl with lamb's ear and asparagus fern finds a perfect shady spot in the garden. For the patio

Hostas, ferns

Mixed green border: Boxwood, hostas, fern & a pipevine (host plant for the Pipevine Swallowtail)

Great! we just need a rod for the window and we can hang ferns and other air-purifying plants! The more sunlight they hit the better, because healthier plants are more pest-resistant plants.

Use a curtain rod to hang plants in front of windows. Get nice pots and hang at different heights. Absolutely love this idea but that's way too much weight for a curtain rod!


Because ferns do not produce flowers but rather by nearly invisible spores, they were thought to be mysterious in ancient times. Therefore the plants have long been associated with invisibility spells and sorcery and Faerie

green spiral staircase descending into a forest of lush green ferns. I want these stairs on my home!

Beautiful victorian cast iron spiral staircase in Kew Gardens, Sussex, England (by Erasmus T).Stairs at Kew Gardens, London, England

fern peony

Fern Leaf Peony - Ants on the opening bud are attracted to the nectar and will leave when the flower is fully open. Contrary to an old myth, ants are not required for the plant to bloom.

A walkway amongst the ferns

I adore this walkway through the ferns and over a creek at Innisfree Garden in Millbrook New York. Its meandering path adds so much to this scene, and it was great fun to walk on. It looks simple to.

Anne Pratt Antique 1873 Alpine Botanical by PaperPopinjay on Etsy

Anne Pratt Antique Fern Print - Horsetail Fern Botanical Print

Anne Pratt Flowering Plants of Great Britain, Grasses, Sedges and Ferns and their Allies frederick warne and co.