Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bed of Moss and Resurrection Fern


Early morning, after an evening shower, the temperature is just a wee bit lower.


 Not many bearable mornings for coffee outside are left.


This is my first summer with the moss bed
so far so good.  It does take
daily watering but it's worth it.


The Squirrels are beginning to hoard for the winter and
they think this is the perfect place to stash their acorns.
Weeding consist of pulling oak tree seedlings weekly.



What critter wouldn't love to lounge in this bed
and enjoy this great fern pillow?

I love Resurrection Fern, it grows on our
Oak trees.  I am the neighborhood fern collector.
After a windy storm you can fine broken
branches covered with the lovely fern.
It can survive draught and will look totally dead
but with a little rain
 it is back to life.

I have never seen it in garden centers I feel sure
it hasn't any value but that makes it even more
desireable to me.

Blessings to you all, Kathy

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14 comments:

  1. Sweet kathy ~ You are a girl after my own heart. I just love the first picture your setting is beautiful! Moss and fern I'm so crazy for this stuff I collect as well. Your moss bed is really stunning!
    Lots of hugs Rosemary...XX

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  2. your ferns are looking great! keep up the good work on the moss bed.. :)

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  3. ILove that moss bed! I love resurection ferns too! I was thrilled when a branch with one fell of our pecan tree at church.

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  4. Neat concept of the moss bed! L

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  5. They are beautiful pics, friend :-) I love the fern!

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  6. Your fern is so green! Cool idea on the moss bed too. :)

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  7. I love ferns and moss! and you know what else I love? Your sweet dog Jake! Too cute.

    glimpsesofglory-karen.blogspot.com/
    First time visitor from Fishtail cottage

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  8. Your back yard looks so inviting with so many charming accessories. Your outdoor chandelier gives such a nice ambience as well as your topiary. Topiaries always attract me. I am intrigued by your moss bed. Yes, our weather is too hot now for morning coffee unless you get up around 5:30 and even then a half cup is all you can enjoy outside.

    Have a nice holiday weekend.

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  9. Love your blog. Newest follower, me.

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  10. Oh Kathy I absolutely love your fern bed. It is just wonderful. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

    Paula

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  11. Thank you so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's at Fishtail Cottage! Your patio is darling & that fern bed is really sweet! xoxo, tracie

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