Hubby and I have a love for all things fern. Which if you live in Texas, you know they need shade and lots of water. Two things that are usually in short supply around these parts. Luckily, we are blessed with native oak trees for shade. I am also blessed with a husband who loves to water everything! I think he uses the time watering for some meditation. And it takes a while, so he has plenty of time to think. Maybe he is thinking why the heck doesn't Lori ever do this!
The front porch has two. One large Boston Fern and smaller fun looking one. Notice the fuzzy "legs" growing out underneath the fronds. I think this might be called a tarantula fern.
Maiden Hair ferns are one of my favorites. So light and airy, but slow growing! Hubby transplanted this one from a flower bed to this fun container. Yes, our oak leaves started falling in early August. The heat stresses them out, I think.
Another humongous Boston Fern, I think she is several years old. The fern in the photo below is unique. These fronds emerge red and turn green.
We will enjoy our ferns a few more months and then start dragging them into the garage before the first frost hits. Fern fronds, say that five times fast!