Surprises in the undergrowthI enjoy gardening but have to admit I don't tend to work to a plan. When catching up on a garden that has been left to itself for a while I get a buzz out of finding unexpected seedlings growing. I consider them my present from Mother Nature for not spraying and like to leave them where they are if practical.
One such "present" is growing well outside my bathroom window. I spotted this fern a while ago growing under the other shrubs and left it there. However since my husband had a 'cut back and get some control' day the fern has taken off. I'm now thinking it might get too big for where it is and may have to be shifted.
The leaves are quite magical to watch unfold. This hairy looking frond is the beginning.
It shoots upwards and starts to unfurl. This one is nearly as tall as me.
As it unwinds and the leaves grow they end up like this. A beautiful lush green fern.
This is another surprise one which started growing by the pond. A different variety that won't be quite so big.
I'm linking to Nature Notes and Outdoor Wednesday