This post is essentially a "part two" of the visit I began writing about on Friday...
"A stumpery is an intentional arrangement of woody material like old stumps and tree trunks. The goal of a stumpery is the creation of habitats especially for ferns and other shade-loving plants; secondarily comes the sense of accomplishment from the arrangements of the arresting architecture of the roots, or any other things that you can find on or in re-purposed wood."
I think this is Pyrrosia sheareri, but it might be P. lingua—I'm having trouble telling how large the fronds are.
Cyrtomium falcatum (holly fern)
That beautiful fern is a Dicksonia antarctica, the Tasmanian tree fern. There are a few growing around The Spheres in downtown Seattle, but that area is a heat island—warmer than Federal Way, WA, where this garden is located.
Since this plant is only borderline hardy here they'd taken a little extra care to protect it for the winter months.
More Cyrtomium falcatum. I find myself really drawn to this fern lately, whereas I used to not care for it at all.
I want this!!!
These are Pyrrosia sheareri, for sure. I do love me some pyrrosia!
And this concludes our look at the stumpery...
Weather Diary, February 28: Hi 58, Low 44/ Precip 0
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