There was a weekend sale on ferns at Berkeley Hort, so this morning Noel and I went over and chose a few ferns for the fern walk.
Japanese Painted Fern:
Hart's Tongue Fern:
Foxtail Fern (dwarf):
Asparagus Fern (yes, it is a lily, not a fern, but it looks like a fern and goes nicely in the fern garden so there):
When we got home, we spent some time moving more things onto the new basement shelves (oh! clean closets! and nice clean shelves for my books!), then I planted the rest of the bulbs. Near the asian pears I planted a bunch of anemones:
(Doesn't that kind of look like a tiny graveyard?)
By the citrus I planted asian lilies, which will grow up and completely hide the trees by the end of summer, I guess.
I planted callas, begonias, toad lilies, and caladium in the shade bed (I'm still low on newspaper, but I have enough of a bed there to be satisfactory).
Then I planted the ferns, which took all of four minutes because the soil over there is so soft from all the rain. I do enjoy gardening in sandy soil.
The dead-looking fern there is a five-fingered fern, which seems not to have survived the winter. But I figure I will let it stay and see what happens.
posted by ayse on 03/19/06