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brookelynnsferns7 The Perfection of Ferns
Ferns are one of the most structurally interesting plants on earth. Some are tiny with a a delicate, etherial frond. Others are enormous and leathery with a prehistoric look. I have always loved them, so much in fact, that when I made my bridal bouquet I used only ferns and not a single flower. Here are 8 amazingly unique ferns that are growing in my woodland garden.

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The fronds on this beauty are so interesting. The new growth begins red, and then gradually turns to green.
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This fern is one like none I have ever seen. The pale leaf with the black stem is amazing.
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The tiny round leaves on the frond’s of the button fern are my absolute favorite. This fern was the inspiration for my wedding bouquet.
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This fluffy frond looks more like a baby pine tree than a fern, but it is a type of fern often called an asapragus fern. The new growth is such a lovely bright green.
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These ferns are super tiny, and each frond grows from the earth one at a time. The biggest frond in this photo is 2 inches long.
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This is a classic structure for a garden fern, and it’s leathery leaves are able to take a bit more sun than the shade loving fragile versions.
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The serrated edges on this fern are so intricate. They look as if someone cut each leaf by hand.

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