Although the ferns share many similar features, there is no single characteristic trait that can diagnose a plant as a fern .
Early nests are often in a shrub or on a bracken fern , and later nests are usually on the ground under a shrub, often a blueberry.
If the fern is planted in a pot and kept in semi shade or even in a place where it gets some more sunlight, you will soon find the plant spreading around.
Beads of water clung in rows to the broad leaves of fern and pillows of moss.
A tiny pocket of ground planted with a leafy surround and blanketed with ferns is enough to suggest a woodland garden.
The plants were simple ferns and a small tree that at the moment she couldn't place.
Elma has great plans for a water feature and a fernery (collection of different ferns) and her enthusiasm was really infectious.
The children collected leaves from plants such as ferns etc. which will be used for nature study purposes.
Come September, attractive ferny foliage is a backdrop to yellow, lemon-peel flowers, which mix with fascinating tousled seed heads as the flowers drop.
Found in the shade throughout the growing season are numerous ferns and fern allies.