Unfortunately I don't seem to ever give myself enough time to properly explore the Fern Garden at Lotusland. Even when I had the whole day there, as I did last April, I still ended up running through this part of the property.
It's a shame, as it's a beautiful space with lovely specimens. From the website: "Lotusland’s original Fern Garden was designed in 1968 around Madame Walska’s collection of Australian tree ferns (Sphaeropteris cooperi). It features giant staghorn ferns (Platycerium) hanging from the branches of coast live oak trees (Quercus agrifolia) as well as different types of tree ferns under-planted with many other fern species and Begonia species and cultivars."
Tree ferns are definitely high on the list of things I wish I could grow.
A bird's-nest fern large enough for a small human to nest in?
Now that's a staghorn fern!
Just a few more dreamy tree fern photos...
Weather Diary, Oct 28: Hi 56, Low 33/ Precip 0
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