Rob's plants
home garden plants wildlife seed photos
plant sale journal topics plantlinks fun guestbook

Garden journal entry


May 04, 2014. Our Japanese painted fern is always a sight to behold as it emerges from a deep hiding place in the soil in mid spring. This year, somehow it struck me as especially ghostly, perhaps because of the contrast with the bright white flowers of false rue anemone. This is either the common variety 'Pictum' or one named 'Regal Red' that we acquired more recently – they are fairly similar, and I've lost track of which is which. In any case, it will soon unfurl its fronds to where the stark lead-black coloration turns to a colorful combination of silvers and blue-greens (and perhaps some red).

Your name

Your comments

home garden plants wildlife seed plant sale topics guestbook journal plantlinks

Last modified: September 09, 2009
Contact me