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Beginner Flowers: fiddleheads ????

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soapwort243
South Milwaukee, WI

October 8, 2007
2:25 AM

Post #4059541

I saw a gorgeous picture of spring flowers springing up among "fiddleheads". It was so breath-takingly beautiful. But where is some one to find the "fiddleheads". I just planted a number of tulip, crocus, and daffodil bulbs. But I'm missing the fiddleheads. Does any one know what I mean? thanks !!
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2007
2:27 AM

Post #4059554

I believe they are the early shoots of the fiddlehead fern that are edible.
soapwort243
South Milwaukee, WI

October 8, 2007
10:04 PM

Post #4062416

Thank you !! I am not able to find the fiddlehead fern--but- am looking at other ferns.
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 8, 2007
10:09 PM

Post #4062431

Here is a nice article for you. :)

http://www.umext.maine.edu/onlinepubs/htmpubs/4198.htm
soapwort243
South Milwaukee, WI

October 8, 2007
10:14 PM

Post #4062451

Wow !! Thanks much !!! Badseed ---Now I know that what I am looking for is the - Ostrich Fern. The article even includes some interesting recipes !!!!
David_Paul
Clinton, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 8, 2007
10:14 PM

Post #4062452

White Flower Farms sells Casa Blanca lilies with Athyrium filix femina--the common Lady Fern. The fern grows in all states except Hawaii so you might find it in the wild where you are. Ferns and lilies are a nice care-free combination.
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2007
10:18 PM

Post #4062457

Do these ferns survive in sun?
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 8, 2007
10:31 PM

Post #4062497

More fern info. http://www.backyardgardener.com/jmoore/ferns.html

Ostrich ferns will take full sun but also need ample water. They tend to dry out and look ratty without moist soil.
WeeNel
Ayrshire Scotland
United Kingdom

October 21, 2007
11:21 PM

Post #4108375

You need to buy your ferns with care as in some areas, they loose all the foliage in winter and the new fronds may not be on show at the same time as your other bulbs/planting scheme, just thought I should let you know this as I would hate you to be disappointed after all your careful planning and work. Good luck though, it sounds wonderful. WeeNel.
soapwort243
South Milwaukee, WI

October 21, 2007
11:54 PM

Post #4108467

Weenel---- Now that you say that----I think that you are RIGHT !!--- I have some other ferns that pop up MUCH later than the spring flowers !! In my zone, they do lose all foliage. Oh well, The picture of them together is beautiful-- I will probably have to enjoy them seperately. Maybe it will work for some one else, though . //thanks !!
shune
Burien, WA
(Zone 7b)

October 26, 2007
4:07 AM

Post #4124575

Sword ferns have fiddle heads too. I don't know if they are edible.

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