I went to Chicago this past weekend and visited both the Lincoln Park and Garfield Park Conservatories. I am always drawn to the ferns and especially the unfurling fronds or croziers, also know as fiddleheads. They are just so gorgeous and truly are nature’s works of art! I took a few pictures and wanted to share them with you. It is spring and our plants are waking up and sending out new growth. P.S. Now is the time to start fertilizing and up-potting your plants if they need it.
I love the dark color of the crozier below.
When the bird’s nest fern below starts to unfurl its fronds, they resemble bird’s eggs in a nest, thus the name.
The fern frond below has what I think is a baby snail crawling on it. What do you think?
This fern below resembles the webbed foot of a duck.
The crozier below is my favorite!
I love ferns and I think the fiddleheads or croziers are my favorite part. I even have a fern phone cover. Do you like ferns? Are your plants waking up where you live? I hope so. Happy Spring!