|Earliest signs of growth in late April |
US native fern with an upright growth habit. Our first one lived in our shade garden many years ago, but failed to come back one year. When I reacquired it, I placed it in our back-yard-island woodland garden, at the base of a redbud tree. It has done nicely there, even without much in the way of supplemental watering during dry spells.
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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May 15, 2011