Thursday, March 12, 2015

Florida Flora Story


I can not find the name of this fern, it is the type they put in floral arrangements

In 1970 my husband and his family moved here from PA. His wife very carefully moved her potted ferns that grew out doors in summer and indoors in winter.
 One each of above and below photos

Kimberly Queen Fern or Nephrolepis obliterata

She was totally surprised to find they grow in the ground here, grow wild and take over, spreading like weeds
The queen fern came from Austraila and if left alone grows to 4 feet high. The unknown fern has long feelers, see below. they reach out and grow up and up and over and through and will rip your ankles to pieces. Bob battles this fern and there is no way to get rid of it.
You can see it grows even in our winter months, these are current photos.

I love both ferns.. Bob Battles On.
We think if we moved out of the house and left it sit for a few years it would be hidden from sight.


22 comments:

CatTales said...

Gorgeous ferns. Amazing how they grow! I lived in Montgomery AL a long time ago and I would plant African violets in the ground!

eileeninmd said...

I love ferns too! I am amazed at how big they grow there..We have the small woodland type ferns growing around here.Have a happy day!

A Quiet Corner said...

Wow! We have, as you know, a wide variety of ferns here which I love. Those are super!!!...:)JP

Madi and Mom said...

Whoa some Fern has found a very good home!! I love the bright green color
Hugs Madi and Mom

From the Kitchen said...

There are a number of ferns that do well in our harsh climate. They die back in fall and put out new fronds in the spring. I love ferns.

Best,
Bonnie

Deb said...

I love ferns....to bad he can't pot them up and sell them

Molly TheWally said...

Such vibrant colours. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

TexWisGirl said...

i'm quite envious of your ferns!

Ginny said...

O.K., this is like Little Shop Of Horrors! But they are so beautiful! Here, NO ferns growing out of the ground. That would be like a fairy tale to us. Everyone buys them in pots and puts them inside, or hangs them on the porch. Your first two pictures are beautiful and sunny!! But then we get to the next one which is kind of scary! It is literally reaching out for something (queue the Jaws music now)

SweetMarie said...

they look so pretty and soft!

Ruth Hiebert said...

WOW! This is so different from here where I struggle to get my ferns to grow even 12" tall in summer.

carolann said...

Two minutes away in Spring and Summer your number 2 fern is plentiful in one of the forest.

Also I notice as they grow it seem so cool in this one forest.

What is that vine above your last fern picture. Pretty.

Kathy said...

There are lots of ferns that grow wild in the woods here.

Dee said...

I can see that happening to your house if you left it. LOL. I just read a blog where they have an over grown killer Ivy growing. The only thing that gets that big around here is the mosquitos.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love ferns. I think it might be an asparagus fern.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Such beautiful ferns! I think the first one is an asparagus fern like Debby said.

What Karen Sees said...

This post reminds me of many years ago when I moved to Utah from my growing up years in California. I was surprised to see people carefully tending and nurturing houseplants that in my mother's yard grew like crazy and were considered weeds!

Montanagirl said...

Wow - those ferns are quite something!

EG CameraGirl said...

I have a few ferns in my yard but none have done as well as yours!

Rose said...

I think I love all ferns...I would enjoy having them around my house.

Ann Thompson said...

I've always loved the look of ferns. I didn't realize that any of them had those long feelers on them. Do they wrap themselves around other plants to choke them out?

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

Beautiful ferns :) hope you're having a great weekend