Neighborhood Nature

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Backyard Ferns: Breaking Through April 23, 2009

Filed under: Plants,Seasons,Spring — saltthesandbox @ 2:49 pm
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The dead leaves piled up in the back corner of our yard over the winter, but that’s not stopping our backyard ferns:

Fern fiddleheads pushing up through the dead leaves in our garden.

Fern fiddleheads (opening leaves) pushing up through the dead leaves in our garden.

If I remember, they’re Ostrich Ferns. We bought them years ago from a nursery, although they also grow wild in Illinois. Some folks eat the fiddleheads, but don’t tell Ethan — we don’t have all that many.