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Shadyfolks
Chesterland, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 20, 2008
11:12 AM

Post #4977432

There has been such a great response to this thread, and appears to be like the 'Ever ready Bunny' it just keeps going...It was getting a little long, so I decided to start, Part 2

This is Dryopteris sieboldii It is a struggle for me in Z5. It comes up very late here-mid to late June and I only ever get 1-2 fronds.

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postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

May 20, 2008
12:44 PM

Post #4977709

I just planted one of those this year. Sure hope it does better in Zone 6!

Doug
Shadyfolks
Chesterland, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 20, 2008
2:57 PM

Post #4978214

I should think it should do better, but an early riser it's not, this far north.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2008
11:26 PM

Post #4980431

Thanks for starting a new thread, Shadyfolks!
Hoping I'll have more pics to show soon.
Deb

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

May 21, 2008
6:38 PM

Post #4984134

We had a store few years back and there was a stand for the coke bottles, store is closed and stand is for my plants. Here that photo again.
Kaleem

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gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

May 21, 2008
6:47 PM

Post #4984176

My son infront of stand

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Shadyfolks
Chesterland, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 21, 2008
7:40 PM

Post #4984431

Gumlla-
Your son is so cute! How old is he, Is he a gardener in training?
I love your clay pots.

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

May 22, 2008
4:28 AM

Post #4986583

Thank you , he is four and half. Love gardening and always trying to water the plants and when his cloths become wet her mother screaming ...LOL
Here you can see my son and daughter

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gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

May 22, 2008
4:45 AM

Post #4986628

Thank you , he is four and half. Love gardening and always trying to water the plants and when his cloths become wet his mother screaming ...on both of us...LOL
Here you can see my son and daughter

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 22, 2008
6:16 PM

Post #4988801

Very sweet. Have you told your wife that children NEED to be wet sometimes? Especially in the garden! A hose is a wonderful toy.
robcorreia
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10b)

May 23, 2008
9:49 PM

Post #4994382

One of my tree ferns! I saw how they trimmed the trunk so neatly at the Chelsea flower show..wish I knew how to do that!

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2008
10:25 PM

Post #4994536

Beautiful established tree fern rob. Do you know how old it is?
Shadyfolks
Chesterland, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 23, 2008
10:29 PM

Post #4994564

rob,
Love your tree fern, only in my dreams can I have one.
robcorreia
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10b)

May 23, 2008
11:27 PM

Post #4994770

I have no idea how old it is...what what you guys "guesstimate" ? I have many in my garden, they were already there when I moved in... One looked almost dead and a landscape architect who visited my DH had the guts to tell me "oh, just take it out, I don't thing you can nurse it back to life". HE WAS WROOONG! lol
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2008
11:40 PM

Post #4994832

I have no idea but I would guess more than 10 years old, maybe 20.
robcorreia
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10b)

May 24, 2008
4:39 AM

Post #4995997

Wow! Pretty cool.
Noreaster
Maine
United States
(Zone 5b)

May 26, 2008
2:34 AM

Post #5003337

That tree fern is wonderful! I enjoy seeing pics of your exotic plants, gumlla. Your children are adorable, too.

Here are Ghost ferns taken today...sorry I can never remember the botanical names of ferns for some reason! These are so pretty in dappled shade when the light hits them.

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Shadyfolks
Chesterland, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 26, 2008
11:48 AM

Post #5004284

Noeaster,
What a peaceful spot! I too, like the Ghost fern, justs now I went to look up its botanical name Athyrium 'Ghost' and I guess I forgot that --‘Ghost’ is a deciduous hybrid fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum and Athyrium filix-femina)...That's probably why it's such a neat fern. I have a couple myself and years ago I had them planted in deep shade and almost killed them. I moved them just before total death consumed them and they came back and are thriving now with a bit more light. I was amazed that they were able to come back when they were so far gone.

I like your trough and how deep it is.
Is that a little fountain in the back?
revclaus
(Judith) Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 26, 2008
2:26 PM

Post #5004735

My favorite fern is the one that finally came back for me. I haven't had much luck with ferns making it through the winter in containers, but this one surprised me. It's a Cystopteris bulbifera -- bulb or bladder fern. I bought it because the description said it could grown under many difficult circumstances. It also migrated to a pot with Blue Mouse Ears hosta in it!

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 26, 2008
6:11 PM

Post #5005809

It would be really pretty with the blue mouse ears.

Perhaps Ghost would work here. I have a hard time growing most of the Athyrium but Athyrium filix-femina grows well here. I didn't realize that Ghost was a hybrid.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 26, 2008
6:54 PM

Post #5005976

I love my Japanese painted ferns. BEV

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dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 26, 2008
6:55 PM

Post #5005985

Here is another and I just planted 6 more.

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 26, 2008
7:44 PM

Post #5006171

Japanese Painted Ferns are sure nice and bright. They light up the garden.
staceysmom
(GayLynn) Appleton, WI
(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2008
8:38 PM

Post #5006380

Love those ghost ferns. Just saw some at a nursery this weekend but they wanted 19.99 for a small, ragged little thing. They had lots of them so I will watch for a better bargin.
Noreaster
Maine
United States
(Zone 5b)

May 26, 2008
9:52 PM

Post #5006732

That is a pretty little fern, Revclaus. They certainly go hand in hand with hosta, don't they?


Gotta love those Japanese Painted ferns...love your moss, too Bev. Ferns and moss also go hand in hand!

Doss, you should give the ghost ferns a shot, and I hope you have better luck with them. They just really shine. Here is another one with Asarum Canadense..I like these together.

Shady, yes, that is a fountain I made out of hypertufa in the form of a little millstone. I put all my mini hosta in hypertufa pots because it seems to keep the slugs off them. I have some huge hypertufa pots I made this Spring which I'm still trying to figure out what to put in them. I might have gone a little overboard with the 'tufa.

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Shadyfolks
Chesterland, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 26, 2008
11:12 PM

Post #5007044

Noreaster,
that's another pretty picture. My husband would say--can you ever have too many troughs?

How neat that you have ferns in pots!

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

May 27, 2008
4:36 AM

Post #5008519

Noreaster
Beautiful fern photo, what is that plant which have big leaves?
Kaleem
linjasar
Upper Saint Clair, PA
(Zone 6a)

May 30, 2008
1:28 AM

Post #5023375

Noreaster, I just love all your pots and ferns. Absolutely beautiful!
Noreaster
Maine
United States
(Zone 5b)

June 3, 2008
11:24 PM

Post #5048385

gumlla, do you mean the Canadian Ginger? They aren't very big, the ferns are just small! ;)

Thanks, Lin!

Here is sedum ternatum with Lady in Red ferns up front and a little Maidenhair tucked in a rock niche I have. You have to love that sedum can grown in almost a total lack of soil!

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staceysmom
(GayLynn) Appleton, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2008
11:48 PM

Post #5048491

Fabulous setting. So natural looking.
Shadyfolks
Chesterland, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 4, 2008
12:30 AM

Post #5048656

Neat rock, do you know what kind?
Noreaster
Maine
United States
(Zone 5b)

June 4, 2008
2:22 AM

Post #5049289

No, I have no idea what kind of rock it is...I just call it "ledge", which is in pretty much everyone's yard around here. Our big piece of ledge forms the backdrop to one of my beds, and ferns look especially good in front of it. Here are the Lady in Red ferns. I'll have to ask my father in law if he knows what our rocks are.

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Noreaster
Maine
United States
(Zone 5b)

June 4, 2008
2:24 AM

Post #5049304

Hosta Love Pat nestled between Maidenhair and Japanese Painted ferns on the other half of the bed.

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 4, 2008
3:16 AM

Post #5049636

Very lovely Noreaster. That brunnera was a very good choice for the center of that planting. You can't even tell that you took out the hosta. And I love the blue hosta with the silver ferns. Nice combination!

staceysmom
(GayLynn) Appleton, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2008
4:11 AM

Post #5050066

I am so jealous. You have the perfect setting. Very, very pretty.
Noreaster
Maine
United States
(Zone 5b)

June 4, 2008
4:23 AM

Post #5050144

Don't be jealous, staceysmom- our yard has some nice built in natural features, but it's really pretty small. I'm totally out of room to do anything more at this point. All I can add is annuals, which depresses me. I always see new plants that I have to have, but then I have to remind myself that I can't have them, unless I want to get rid of other things.

postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2008
1:46 PM

Post #5051305

Northern Maidenhair growing wild in Red River Gorge. Pic taken week before Memorial Day on a camping/hiking trip. More to follow.

Doug

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postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2008
1:47 PM

Post #5051314

#2

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postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2008
1:47 PM

Post #5051323

#3

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postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2008
1:48 PM

Post #5051328

#4

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postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2008
1:49 PM

Post #5051337

#5

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postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2008
1:49 PM

Post #5051341

Last one

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staceysmom
(GayLynn) Appleton, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2008
2:09 PM

Post #5051471

Noreaster, Yup one of the draw backs of a gardner... not enough room!
Postmandug, great pics of some great ferns!
I would love to have a maidenhair fern but alas... not enough room!
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 4, 2008
3:55 PM

Post #5052107

Must have been a wonderful trip with all of that natural beauty around.

I empathize Noreaster. I'm out of room too.

postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2008
4:57 PM

Post #5052481

Yes it was very beautiful! We hoped to catch all the native rhododendrons in bloom but missed them by a few days. We had been to Munchkin Gardens ( http://www.munchkinnursery.com/) the previous weeked in Southern Indiana and took a tour and bought some plants too. Gene was very delightful in showing us all the plants he had. Thank goodness we went because we saw literally millions of the very plants he had shown us such as Trillium, Solomon Seal, Lady Slippers, Foam Flowers, Heuchera, Jack In The Pulpit and ferns growing wild there. It was like being in OZ now that we knew what we were looking at! I had probably seen these plants all my life and just thought they were "weeds". We went last fall too but after the drought we had this past summer the plants just weren't as noticeable. Can't wait to go back!

Doug

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 4, 2008
8:19 PM

Post #5053308

Thanks for the link to Munchkin land. What a lovely place. No wonder you want to go back!

postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 5, 2008
1:45 AM

Post #5055087

Yeah I meant go back to Red River Gorge!, but yes we already have a fall trip planned back to Munchkinland! Did you look at the pics of his garden? They have a very good rating on Garden Watchdog too if you need any shade loving plants. This is a pic of part of the gardens looking up the hill.

Doug

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 5, 2008
3:57 AM

Post #5055960

They need a copy of your photo on their website Doug! Yes I did go through their photos. What a great lot of hardscaping making everything look beautiful. They didn't have a photo of that great path though.
robcorreia
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 5, 2008
5:59 PM

Post #5058282

Oh man...I wish I could go IN that photo and walk that path...so peaceful.

postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 5, 2008
6:40 PM

Post #5058436

Unfortunately as a result of that trip my loving bride decides she wants ME to do that same thing with our hillside!!! I'll probably start on it this fall... Yes Dear...

Doug
robcorreia
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 5, 2008
7:00 PM

Post #5058498

Marry me? lol

postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 5, 2008
7:53 PM

Post #5058694

Aw shucks she knows I really enjoy doing that sort of thing anyway!!! I'm working on ANOTHER stone retaining wall this week. went up on the hill last evening and picked up about 800 lbs of sandstone.

Doug

I think I'll keep the one I've got!!! LOL I don't care what it looks like in the pic, I AM NOT a cradle robber! She's only 9 months behind me, I just don't use Mr. Clairol !!!

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robcorreia
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 5, 2008
8:44 PM

Post #5058933

Doug, you have a beautiful wife! Keep on the good work! ; )
revclaus
(Judith) Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 5, 2008
8:56 PM

Post #5058976

You're not so bad yourself!
robcorreia
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 5, 2008
9:54 PM

Post #5059278

Yeah, nice couple!
staceysmom
(GayLynn) Appleton, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2008
11:46 PM

Post #5059799

Woot woooo... Nice looking couple.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 13, 2008
1:55 AM

Post #5095742

Someday I'll get a good photo of this fern. Not my favorite photo, but a favorite fern for sure.
Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata' (East Indian Holly Fern, I believe).
Deb

By the way, I got a Ghost Fern from the "nearly dead" sale rack at Lowe's today. Anyone know if they can take any sun at all? Tag says "no direct sun", which, in out climate, usually means no sun at all. Thanks,
Deb

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tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 13, 2008
3:23 PM

Post #5098076

Deb, my Ghost Ferns don't get any direct sun and they seem to like it like that. I'd think-especially if they are already Congrats, though on finding a great fern at a super price. I love this one:-)
Very pretty Holly Fern!
Shadyfolks
Chesterland, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 13, 2008
5:38 PM

Post #5098811

DebinSC--Now granted I am a lot more north than you, but I had my 'Ghost' in deep shade and almost killed them. I put them in a spot that gets sun in morning and dappled shade, but bright light,most of the rest of the day and they do great.

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postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2008
9:42 PM

Post #5099848

Shady, when are you heading to the Gorge? Take plenty of pics and report!

Doug

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 14, 2008
12:43 AM

Post #5100593

Thanks for the Ghost Fen info folks.
Doug, that's a lovely photo!
Deb
Shadyfolks
Chesterland, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 14, 2008
11:22 AM

Post #5102111

postman- We leave the 25th & come home on the 29th. It's a short break but that's all the time we have to get away this summer. I'm not complaining, we have a major trip planned for November, that's were all our vacation time is alloted for this year.

Here's a picture of our little camper, we just love it. it's nimble and real quick to set up, keeps us high and dry, better on gas mileage than one of those big boxes and it's a lot bigger than our old tent...

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postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2008
1:49 PM

Post #5102657

Nice Shady! Does it come with air conditioner? Cost?

Doug
Shadyfolks
Chesterland, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 14, 2008
4:00 PM

Post #5103171

Postman- Yes, ours has A/C, furnace, refrigerator, stove & microwave! We don't even have A/C at home,lol! They have really tiny models to one that is large than ours. you can even get one with a bathroom if you wanted. I have no idea how much they run for these days...Here's a link to the manufacture: http://www.aliner.com/design/

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