Range :The most popular ferns for use as houseplants are the staghorn fern (Platycerium), bird's nest fern (Asplenium), deersfoot fern (Davallia), blue star fern (Phlebodium), maidenhair fern (Adiantum), holly fern (Cyrtomium), brake fern and ribbon fern (Pteris), and cliffbrake fern (Pellaea).
?The plants must be free of yellow foliage.The staghorn fern's greybrown leaf is part of the plant.
"We can't get enough of mounted staghorn ferns
. They're the gardener's version of moose antlers."
In intimate coves decorated with statuary and rocks, magnificent staghorn ferns
cling to trees, angel trumpets sway gently, their fragrance carried by a vernal breeze, variegated ginger stands in graceful clusters and green ferns in many shades and textures add to the verdant background.
Plant a gallery Staghorn ferns
and sphagnum moss lashed to plywood with fishing line are a tongue-in-cheek nod to mounted antlers.
Over 50 staghorn ferns, extraordinary in size, shape and variety, cast the spell of the tropics in Ann and Tony Swain's backyard--dangling from oak trees, perching on benches and lining garden paths.
Bill Coblentz, president of the Sarasota Fern Society, teaches a popular class entitled "Introduction to Staghorn Ferns" at Selby Gardens (his next is June 12), and shares Swain's enthusiasm for the stately, antler-fronded plants.
over the sofa (D) mimic the stag antlers that he found in Oregon and mounted at the wall's top.
The nature-loving couple are avid gardeners and bird-watchers, and they've discovered a whole new world in Southwest Florida, including orchids, staghorn ferns
, otters, sandhill cranes and eagles.
After buying a home in Old Naples in 1972, he cleared the existing shrubbery and began growing orchids, bromeliads, staghorn ferns
Palms, staghorn ferns
, and lush-looking rushes all add to the store's atmosphere of controlled abundance.
Although useful everywhere, this book has special relevance for Western gardeners: Hoshizaki's long experience with ferns on the West Coast makes her especially qualified to write about species that are exotic to much of the country--tree and staghorn ferns
, for instance--that are familiar garden subjects here.
The rich combination of leaf textures is the story here; flowers are secondary (The more gardenlike you want a potted-plant space to appear, the more important it is to focus on foliage plants.) Spratlin also used vertical space to help create a convincing garden by mounting pots of staghorn ferns
and donkey tails on the wall near the gate.
Gingers and liriope surround its base, a giant Burmese honeysuckle clambers up it, and several staghorn ferns are attached to it.
Look on the upper cliff face to see a large staghorn fern with a ficus seedling growing in the middle of it.