Ferns come in so many different shapes, sizes and colors. I have several different kinds between my house and the backyard. This beauty sits on my desk. I think I have had it for at least 4 years and it has thrived here in this same spot. I bought it because of the pot . I think it's made by Mikasa I bought it for about $10. Then I was house plant hunting and fell in love with the Rabbit's Foot fern. I just knew because of it's feathery top, it would make the perfect plant for the carrot planter. The fronds of the fern mimic the of the top of a carrot.
Over the course of time, the fuzzy feet have taken over and unless you lift up the fronds, you can't see the wonderful carrot pot. Soon I will have to have it replanted. Then I guess I will start with another baby Rabbit's Foot fern again.
Then I have these two guys in my back yard. I bought four when I got them 18 months ago, but two have not done well. These two are hearty and seem to be doing very well. I have thought about putting them in a huge planter for the deck because I think they get too much sunshine on them. I don't what to lose them.
Last but certainly not least, I have this Fern. This is just as prized as the other two, if not more. This is what I was working on for three weeks at class. It took me a while to get it cultivated but once it took hold it really went wild. It is softer than the other two ferns. The softness is Pure Silk (made by Debbie Bliss). While the color is a bit pale it is still fabulous. The offical name of this fern is Fern Diamond Scarf. The inventor is Sue Von Ohlsen from the Knitting Corner. I have always had a way with plants but never knew that Ferns would be my thing! Here is a close up of the Fern Diamond fronds. Aren't they just lovely?