Maidenhair Curve

July 21, 2018 § 4 Comments

Maidenhair Curve © Lynn Wiles 2018
Ferns begin with curved fronds and this type of maidenhair maintains the curve.

The Sensitive Survives

July 20, 2018 § 3 Comments

The Sensitive Survives © Lynn Wiles 2018
Long story, but there is a strip of land that may belong to the city or another house that has had multiple owners in the last few years. Each owner has hacked off all the sensitive ferns I have been tending for 18 years and left all the weeds. This time they put large stones over them so they wouldn’t come back, but they did come back.

A dark start

July 13, 2018 § 2 Comments

A dark start © Lynn Wiles 2018
I’ve never noticed, before this year, that the new fronds of the Japanese Painted Fern start out almost black.

Back to My Garden V

June 24, 2018 § Leave a comment

Back to My Garden V © Lynn Wiles 2018
Pink Astilbes in a bed of ferns.

Sunlit Ferns

June 10, 2018 § Leave a comment

Sunlit Ferns © Lynn Wiles 2018
Shade plants shining in the sun.

Maidenhair Fist

May 11, 2018 § Leave a comment

Maidenhair Fist © Lynn Wiles 2018
I’ve never seen how intricate a maidenhair fist is or understood why it is called that until I got close up in my garden.

Lady Ferns

October 25, 2017 § Leave a comment

Lady Ferns © Lynn Wiles 2017
I think that’s what these are. I have some young ones in my garden that I hope will get this tall someday.

Ghost Fern

October 16, 2017 § Leave a comment

Ghost Fern © Lynn Wiles 2017
Ferns of green or brown are expected this time of year, this was not.

Ferns and Wild Asters

October 3, 2017 § Leave a comment

Ferns and Wild Asters © Lynn Wiles 2017
As seen from above by the path to my house.

Getting Ready

May 29, 2017 § Leave a comment

Getting Ready © Lynn Wiles 2017
I have been admiring nature journals for a long time and decided to give it a try starting today. Here are some components of an abundant fern in my yard that will be the models for my first attempt. I have a few other things lined up, but since there’s no way I’m going to sit on the ground out in public drawing, painting, and writing for a few hours, I’m wondering if any of you take things such as wildflowers from public spaces or do you draw from photos?

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