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And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Some survive, some don't

The winter this year, here in the Pacific North West was more severe than usual, so it was to be expected that we would lose a few of our treasured plants. I have a large pot on my front porch, close to the house which I thought was fairly protected from the elements.

The Hostas have made it, the fern in the foreground has new growth forming but the sad little Maiden Hair fern, in the top right corner, seems to have succumbed to the cold. Dang, I really liked the soft feathery look of the fern. Perhaps a trip to the garden center is in order. *grin*

2008
Isn't this magnificent? I like to plant Hostas and Ferns together, as I think the contrast between the foliage is very pleasing to the eye.
This is what the plants should look like this season only better.


13 comments:

Tatyana said...

Yes, I have some plants that didn't make it, too. I like your idea to put hostas together with ferns, it looks lovely!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

That is a great combination. Our front porch planter gets a lot of shade and that would look very nice. It's too bad so many plants didn't make it. The good part is we get to buy new ones!

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Yes of course.... my sun flower, none germinate... zero success or total failure... we can always do better next time... cheers! ~ bangchik

dinzie said...

I like hostas...But the snails got to them this year ...they did't really recover after that ..

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tina said...

Hostas and ferns go very well together. Don't give up on the maiden hair fern, I keep thinking mine died then I manage to see new growth in the summer. It is tiny though.

Heather said...

The weather still continues to baffle me this year. The crazy wind is an issue now but should calm down in the next two days. Someone even mentioned snow in our forecast. Who even speaks of such things in mid-April?

Darla said...

You don't mind if I copy you do you? Love the hosta and the fern in the container!!!

Outside In said...

Very Nice, too bad about the maiden hair fern.

Michelle said...

I wouldn't miss an opportunity for a visit to the garden center, if the maidenhair comes back then you'll have 2! Your hosta and fern combo is lovely.

Bonnie Story said...

Hello! Maybe mulch around that Maidenhair and see if you get a new shoot from below ground in a few weeks... you never know... it may have lost the top but you could have viable tissue down below? Oh, heck, I guess it's better to get a healthy new plant in there. I have been surprised by ferns though. Can't wait to have containers again! They are all empty, stashed at a far corner of the yard, waiting until we get the doggone house done. Will be fun to get things growing in them again. We hauled those big ol' glazed pots 895 miles with us when we moved! I'd better put them to good use soon. You inspire me! -- Bonnie

Kim and Victoria said...

Very nice pot! We haven't seen our hostas coming up yet. I hope they made it.

Sue said...

Sometimes it takes longer for plants to recover from winter, so I'd give them some time before giving up on them. That new pot looks great!

Grace Peterson said...

Hi KeeWee~~ The hostas are so soothing. A nice contrast from the equally lovely fern. Sorry about your maidenhair. Hopefully by now you've found a suitable replacement and several MORE treasures!