Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Fern Update

It rained yesterday/ last night.  Why do you ask I am bringing this up?  We drove by the Resurrection Fern tree this afternoon on our way to pick up our weekly order from Upstate Locally Grown.  I wanted to check and see if the fern had been revived from the rain.  Camera in hand, I captured the resurrection!!  This is a short and sweet post....just wanted to share.  Remember how shriveled and crusty it was in my last post? 




Pretty amazing  isn't it?


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33 comments:

  1. resurrection ferns are so cool! i never tire of seeing a big branch full of those. looks like tree hair.

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    1. Daricia, it does look like tree hair, I like that description. Amazing plant.

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  2. Ferns are amazing plants! They remember dinosaurs!

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    1. Tatyana, your posts about the ferns and old growth trees are really the dinosaur image. Yes, they are amazing plants.

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  3. Yes, I read your last post and saw how dried up it had gotten. Wow, that is really cool! And I liked the part that it was on a tree in a cemetary. Very apropos;-)

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    1. Jan, it did get really dried up. I am glad it rained so soon after my post. Great to get the follow- up.

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  4. That is amazing Janet. Now, I'll have to go back and read your previous post on this subject...

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    1. Alan, thanks! Thought of you tonight, heard a Great Horned Owl as I took the dogs for a walk to the right of the driveway, then a Barred Owl to the left ...think there is a territory war going on!

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  5. Janet,
    Never even thought of these drying up in the winter. We are just of of the ferns range I think, but we do not need to travel very far to see them.

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    1. Randy, I was surprised that the ferns can grow as far north as Delaware.

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  6. Yay! Totally awesome! There is an old oak tree across town that is covered in these...and I love seeing them explode with greenery as soon as the rains start again in autumn...so magical!

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    1. Scott, it is magical when it just explodes with full green foliage.

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  7. So cool--I've never seen that. Of course we have that nasty drought here!

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    1. Diana, so sorry about the drought. I hadn't seen these ferns until last year, but they could have been right under my nose--- or above my head. ;-)

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  8. This is amazing--no wonder it's called the "Resurrection" fern. I love that old oak tree!

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    1. Rose, I love that old oak tree too. We have some really cool trees around here.

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  9. So pretty! We're getting snowed on now - the storm that caused such havoc in Seattle has made its way to us now, but we're more used to snow over here. More snowplows and such. So we'll be OK. That green fern looks especially pretty compared to all the white out my window, though!

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    1. VW, I have seen some of the reports on the TV about Seattle....snowed under big time! Enjoy your snow, hope it is shortlived and stay warm.

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  10. Look what the rain did. It is amazing how they survive on the tree to start with then to see them just come alive again. Fascinating Janet.

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    1. Lona, I am in awe of this fern. Hoping to get a piece of it sometime. What a great addition to my wooded garden.

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  11. That is just so pretty! I've seen some here in trees, but it's usually in a very wooded and shady area. They look prehistoric.

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  12. Very amazing indeed. Adaptations in order to survive are really special.

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    1. Tina, very true, adaptations to survive are special...and incredible.

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  13. What a cool plant! I love that it adapts instead of dying. :o) I wonder how long it's been in that tree?

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    1. Tammy, I like it too. I wonder how long too...no way of knowing (I think). I will watch it for the next few years (or more) and see how fast it spreads.

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  14. Janet, What a clever little fern! No wonder ferns have been around since the dawn of time!

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  15. Jennifer, I love ferns, and yes they sure have been around for a LONG time!

    Janet, it has been lush since it rained, will keep an eye on it through the rest of the winter.

    Jan, thanks!

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  16. Jennifer, I love ferns, and yes they sure have been around for a LONG time!

    Janet, it has been lush since it rained, will keep an eye on it through the rest of the winter.

    Jan, thanks!

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