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CRAFT: Bloom
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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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  1. Laurpud says:

    I would love to see a photo of your bouquet (or a close approximation) I’m having trouble picturing a wedding bouquet out of ferns :-S

  2. Brookelynn says:

    I’d love to share. My photographs are on 10 discs, but honestly, I’d love nothing more than to spend some time digging through them for you! Tomorrow I’ll post what I can find, and the story of how I came to use ferns. Cheers!

  3. s.j.washyourhands says:

    I’m very excited to see the pictures.

  4. wildeherb says:

    Hey Brookelynn,
    Congratulations on your wedding! I applaud you for daring to be different ;)!
    Your woodland looks like it has at least five ferns that I haven’t seen here in our PA woods, so you’ve inspired me to keep looking!
    Thanks for sharing.