Ostrich Ferns On Garage Side Bed - June 2022
Over on the side of the garage - in the long, linear bed that is sandwiched between the house and the gravel path, there are a few different plants that I've tucked in here and mostly left alone. I talked about this area earlier this Spring when I talked about (potentially) planting some trees that I can espalier against the house to kind-of 'break up' the large mass of wall. When I posted that photo in mid-April, none of the perennials had emerged just yet, but with Spring turning to Summer around here, this spot has started to come alive. And, what's showing up strong? Ostrich Ferns. See below for a photo showing some of the Ostrich Ferns that have spread and naturalized in this area:
Here, below, is an annotated photo showing the location of eight Ostrich Ferns - some tiny and some more mature. Based in the location, the larger stand of fern fronds that are just above the large rock were the ones that I originally planted and the rest have spread via rhizomes. Some really close to the foundation and some down by the gravel path edging.
Back in 2018, I planted some bareroot Ostrich Ferns in the same linear bed but 'behind' the fence gate. I'll look to that area next and post it here in the garden diary.