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Don't you just want to roll around in them?  Cool and green along the spring.  
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Very nice, Artie!  I've always loved them, especially large swathes like that in the forest.  My daughter and I love fiddleheads and try to get them every spring.  I've got a little less than an acre of woods on a brook and I'd like to establish some nice fern patches.  Are they on your land and were they there already, or did you plant them?
 
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Hi Timothy, yes, on my land, and all natural - I did not plant them. I have other spots where ferns grow wild, but not as dense and lush as that particular spot. They just look so cool and inviting on a hot day!
 
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Are you in Virginia?  I'm not sure where Piedmont is, but I have it in my mind that it's in Virginia.  
 
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Nobody wants to see my half dead Boston fern.

First pic is along the Cumberland Trail. Second pic taken in MN. Neither pic does the awesomeness of the ferns any justice. Both places have a lot of huge ferns though. Will try to remember to take some fern pics on the Appalachian Trail soon.
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Mike Barkley wrote:Nobody wants to see my half dead Boston fern.

First pic is along the Cumberland Trail. Second pic taken in MN. Neither pic does the awesomeness of the ferns any justice. Both places have a lot of huge ferns though. Will try to remember to take some fern pics on the Appalachian Trail soon.



Some of our New Zealand Native Tree Ferns. New Zealand has about 200 odd species of FERNS and about 40% grow no where else in the world. Our New Zealand emblem is either a Kiwi or a Silver Fern Leaf.    
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Donald MacLeod wrote:

Mike Barkley wrote:Nobody wants to see my half dead Boston fern.

First pic is along the Cumberland Trail. Second pic taken in MN. Neither pic does the awesomeness of the ferns any justice. Both places have a lot of huge ferns though. Will try to remember to take some fern pics on the Appalachian Trail soon.



Some of our New Zealand Native Tree Ferns. New Zealand has about 200 odd species of FERNS and about 40% grow no where else in the world. Our New Zealand emblem is either a Kiwi or a Silver Fern Leaf.    



Those are beautiful! Thank you for posting the pictures. I did not know about tree ferns!
 
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Some of our New Zealand Native Tree Ferns. New Zealand has about 200 odd species of FERNS and about 40% grow no where else in the world. Our New Zealand emblem is either a Kiwi or a Silver Fern Leaf.    

Our New Zealand representative sports teams wear a Black Uniform with a "Silver Fern" emblasoned
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Katie and I were doing a photoshoot as her as Little Red Ridinghood, and myself as the logger that saves her from the big bad wolf. In any event, our old growth forest, thick with ferns provided a nice foreground for this picture.

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That’s awesome, Travis!  Love the ferns, but not as much as the costumes!
 
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Donald MacLeod wrote:
Some of our New Zealand Native Tree Ferns. New Zealand has about 200 odd species of FERNS and about 40% grow no where else in the world. Our New Zealand emblem is either a Kiwi or a Silver Fern Leaf.    



Our New Zealand representative sports teams wear a Black Uniform with a "Silver Fern" emblasoned

I searched the depths of my computer as I knew I had some more photos of New Zealand Ferns - taken a few years ago by our friend MacK from the UK.  
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NZ Native Tree Ferns and Sweetpeas
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Artie Scott wrote:That’s awesome, Travis!  Love the ferns, but not as much as the costumes!



Katie and I sort of do this for a hobby. We have done various photo shoots in costumes just for the fun of it, from her as a 1940 woman at a railroad, to Little Red Ridinghood and others. Someday we would like to do one as me and her as Bonnie and Clyde, only because we love the 1930's era.

This is not that great of a photo, but does show her costume better, and still has ferns. There are better photos of her costume, but none with ferns in them. :-(


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No comment, Travis, other than you're a very lucky man!
 
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I took this one today with this thread in mind.
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I took this one for you, Artie.  It's from a recent hike in the redwoods in northern CA.
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Wow, loving those ferns!  Donald, the NZ ferns look truly prehistoric. Would love to have a patch of those here - really beautiful. Ghislaine, what type of tree is that blooming amid the ferns?  Gorgeous picture!  Sonja, I love the redwood forests - how lucky you are to hike there!
 
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Artie Scott wrote: Ghislaine, what type of tree is that blooming amid the ferns?  Gorgeous picture!  



Thank you!  It is an apple tree.  I don't know much about it as it was here when we moved in.  It produces little green apples that aren't useful for fresh eating but I intend to try making jelly with them.
 
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I also took this pic with you in mind☺️.
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Liv Smith wrote:I also took this pic with you in mind☺️.



I believe that qualifies as Ferntastic!
 
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