Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Scary stuff

Tassel fern polystichum polyblepharum

I love to tease the kids about the monster emerging from the muck as the tassel fern wakes up each spring.  I grow it in a wet, shady, mucky spot with skimmia, japanese primroses, iris cristata, cardinal flowers and such.  


  1. I love the way it looks - like the creature from the black lagoon! Such fun.

  2. Like Frankensteins fingers emerging from the mirky soil to find a human...!!