Lady Fern Planted - July 2020
I recently got around to sticking the new Lady Fern in the ground in our backyard. That's it - in the photo above - with the most vibrant green foliage on the middle/right. The story of how I bought this thing on a whim at Home Depot is here on the blog from a couple of weeks ago. I took the photo here for the [garden diary] showing the location of the planting in relation to the River Birch tree. Another way to think about the location is to take a peek at the photo above and notice the location of the River Birch and the clump of fern stems that you see in the top right. Then, go here, and have a look at the reverse side of this from the lawn. That post showing the 10 transplanted ferns is talks about the area where this one is located.
The bulk of those transplanted ferns were planted to the East of the River Birch, so this Lady Fern is going to hang out to the West of the River Birch. The plan called for "12 Ostrich Ferns" in this area. I initially planted one. Then added ten more via transplant from the fence-line. Now, with this Lady Fern, we're at the 12 that were spec'd by the designer.
Will it come back next Spring? And was it/is it suitable for our zone? Only time will tell, I suppose.