Quite a few ferns are thriving in various parts of the garden.
It likes shade and moisture and needs protection from wind.
|Drynaria rigidula 'whitei'|
Birds Nest Ferns are quite adaptable as well. They grow well in pots, in the ground as as epiphytes in trees.
This is a new aquisition - a King Fern - definitely one to be planted in the ground. It will grow much taller than I am so I've given it heaps of room.
Another reasonably recent purchase was this electric fern - named because the fronds have a irredescent bluish green glow. I bought a special pot on a stand for this pampered plant to spill over. It's sitting on the back patio though because I still haven't decided on the right place for it.
I've planted out quite a few under the shade of the golden cane palms and at the moment placing bromeliads and other shade lovers in pots in amongst them. This is where I think the electric fern probably belongs.
Some of them have quite a deal of growing yet to reach their mature size. They are just babies.
In case you think ferns need to be pampered and are too much work. These have self seeded at the edge of the dry creek bed. The top group actually are in full sun for much of the day with the only ill effect the occasional sunburn.
These came up through the pavers like weeds.
So many interesting shapes and forms - no wonder I love them.