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FERNS
Ferns are some of my very favorite plants. Their shapes, sizes, colors, textures and often real delicacy have always intrigued me. Below are two photographs I took while enthralled in the fern garden of the Orto Botanico or Botanical Garden in Naples, Italy in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

 

**Asparagus Fern (1), Plumosa Fern Asparagus setaceus or Asparagus plumosus
This is an extremely feathery long branched fern often used as greenery in delicate flower bouquets. It is not one of my favorite ferns, but at our former home in Montserrat it was a volcano survivor which gave it a lot of points in anyone's book! I found it especially hard to get it into a pleasing shape, but it can be done as you see in these photographs.
Photographed: On the left at the Botanical Garden in Naples, Italy, and on the right at the Hotel Regis in Panajachel, Guatemala.
Planting and Care: These are extremely easy to grow ferns. Plant them in a bright shady spot where whatever sun it gets comes in the morning. Water it when dry and lightly fertilize as you do with your other ferns. I have seen them growing like these, with the support of a stump or light post or something similar and I think that is a very good way to see them at their very best.
Text & Photograph Copyrighted ©KO 2012
 

**Asparagus Fern (2) Asparagus densiflorus v. sprengeri
In Montserrat, we had one of these plants thriving in our shady sloped garden by the pool, but it did not survive the ashy volcanic mud fall of July 2003. I had hoped that Mrs. Greer, who sells eggs in the nearby village of Salem, would give me a piece of her very large pot bound fern as we had put a free advertisement for her eggs and chickens on our Montserrat-Today.com website. After waiting months for that to happen, I found some small asparagus ferns growing wild in one of the damper mountainous areas of the island and brought a few tiny pieces home. We moved them to our terraced shade garden before selling our home in 2011. I now have new plants living happily at our home at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
Photographed: In a hanging pot on the front of our former home in Montserrat.
Planting and Growth: This fern is fast growing and ultimately large, growing to be about two feet wide with fronds about thirty inches long. Though it is said to grow best in either full sun or semi shade that has not been our experience. In semi tropical full sun ours was burned and bedraggled. Replanted in bright shade it came into its own and was beautiful before being buried in volcanic ashy mud. As ferns go this one is not particularly fussy; a reasonable amount of water and fertilizer and it will dazzle you with its beauty. It also makes an excellent house plant growing in a hanging pot in a bright window. I had one in my New England apartment for years.
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©KO 2012 and GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2014

 

Asparagus Fern (3) Unknown Variety
Photographed:
At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

Text & Photograph Copyrighted ©KO 2010
 
Bird's Nest Fern Asplenium austraasicum or Asplenium nidus
These are one of my very favorite plants and I still have yet to have one in my garden. Maybe this year will be lucky for me.
Benefits:
From:

Planting and Care:
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2013

Bird's Nest Fern with Spores
Photographed:
In Parque de la Leyendas, Lima, Peru, in 2013.

Photographed: In the Royal Botanical Garden in Sydney, Australia in 2013.

Photographed: At the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center in Rhode Island in 2013.

 

Blue Star Fern Phlebodium aureum
This beautiful large fern offers other garden benefits as well. Its color is unusual and by and large it is easy to grow. At its best it will be about three feet wide and just as tall.
  Benefits:
From:
The eastern side of the warm climate Americas.
Photographed: At the Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA in 2014.
Planting and Care: Plant in a bright shady area of the garden and remember to water just as the soil is becoming dry. It likes a bit of fertilizer every month during the growing season. It is not cold hardy.
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2015

With my gratitude, my fern mystery #2 was identified by Amy, a visitor to the site.

 
Boston Fern Nephrolepis exaltata
This is one of the most popular ferns I can imagine, one of the easiest to care for and one of my genuine favorites. I've had them since I was in college in Boston many years ago. Its two foot fronds are a deep lovely green and when planted in a hanging pot or in a pot that is set on a stand, there are few plants that are so elegant. Take a look below at what I believe is the Sword Fern. It is all but indistinguishable from a Boston Fern, but will grow happily in full sun in a tropical environment as long as it is well watered by hand or by regular rainfall. It is even able to withstand long periods of drought, though its appearance does suffer.
Planting and Care: The fronds do not particularly like being touched so try to put the plant out of the way of human or animal contact in a semi-sunny location. Water it when just dry and and fertilize it occasionally. As an indoor plant it will greatly appreciate being misted with water occasionally.
Text Copyrighted ©Krika.com 2008 and GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2014
 

Chilean Hard Fern, Seersucker Fern, South American Seersucker Blechnum chilense
This beauty can have fronds 5 feet long.
Benefits:
From:
Chile and Argentina
Photographed: In the Winter Garden in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2013
Planting and Care: Growing well in semi shade or full shade, this fern is hardy in frost conditions and even freezing conditions. As with most ferns it prefers relatively moist soil and air and in its case a slightly acid soil is more desirable.
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2014


With my appreciation, this fern which was a mystery to me was identified by a new visitor to the site, Sharon from Denver, Colorado, in the USA
Many thanks,

Kathleen

 

Chinese Brake, Chinese Ladder Brake, Ladder Fern Pteris vittata
This beauty needs some room to show itself off and that it does.
Benefits: This is a very environmentally advantageous plant as it absorbs arsenic from tainted soil. It is even called a "hyperacumulator."
From:
Tropical areas of Asia, Africa and Australia
Photographed: In Parque de la Leyendas, Lima, Peru, in 2013.
Planting and Care: Chinese brake favors limestone and shade along with the moisture most ferns enjoy.
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2014

 
Crested Wood Fern Dryopteris cristata
  Benefits:
From:
North America
Photographed: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Maine, 2013.
Planting and Care:
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2013
 

Cretan Brake Fern, Table Fern Pteris cretica
This is the perfect small fern to brighten up a shady area of your garden. 
Benefits:
From:
Europe, Asia and Africa
Photographed: In Parque de la Leyendas, Lima, Peru, in 2013.
Planting and Care: This is a sub tropical fern so it will not handle freezing temperatures. It will grow to be about 1 to 2 feet wide and tall. It likes bright light and a slightly alkaline well drained soil.
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2014

 
**Deer's Foot Fern Davallia canariensis
This is one of my favorite ferns and I seem destined to have one. I got my first while living in New England so it occupied most of one of my large sunny windows. And, many years later while driving on one of the very narrow old roads in the north of Montserrat, there they were hanging from the moist shady wild side of the mountain. I confess to stopping the car and adopting one. It is now living well in our shady terraced garden as you can see in the photograph to the left.
Planting and Care: These ferns make excellent easy to care for houseplants that will give an exotic air to any room, but keep in mind that the fronds from a hanging pot can be more than a yard long. Give them bright light and regular watering when the soil feels dry and they will be just fine. Outdoors they do well in just the same situation.
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©Krika.com 2008

Photographed: In our shady terrace garden at our former home in Montserrat.

Photographed: In Parque de la Leyendas, Lima, Peru, in 2013.

 
Dwarf Tree Fern or Silver Lady Blechnum gibbum
  Benefits:
From:
Tropical Pacific islands
Photographed:   In the Botanic Garden in Wellington, New Zealand, 2013
Planting and Care: This fern is intolerant of frost and seems to be pretty picky about water. Too little or too much will have very unhappy results. In tropical or warm climates, plant it in the shade and give it as much humidity as you can.
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2013
 
Emerald Fern See Below -- Fox Tail Fern
 

**Fish Tail Fern Nephrolepis falcata furcans or Nephrolepis biserrata var. furcans
This is one of my all time favorite ferns. Its color is wonderful and as you can see in the photographs it has an exuberant amount of fronds when it is happy. Under the right conditions it spreads rapidly, enough so I have had to routinely pull plants to give to neighbors or we would have been overrun.
Photographed: In our shady terrace garden at our former home in Montserrat.
Planting and Care: The fishtail is not particularly fond of mid-day Caribbean sun, though morning or afternoon sun is tolerated pretty well. It is most fond of bright sun-free spaces. It also loves a bit of water as do almost all ferns, but it survived the 2007 months long heat wave and drought in Montserrat while we were away.
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ext & Photographs Copyrighted ©KO 2007/2010
 

**Fish-Tail Fern (2), Fishtail Strap Fern, Climbing Bird's Nest Fern Polypodium punctatum 'Grandiceps'
For years I was calling this a "lettuce fern" in my inimitable way of casually naming things. There was one growing in the garden in Montserrat when we moved in to our new home there and I had no idea what it was. At that time, here is what I wrote, "Lettuce Fern: Lost to the volcanic eruption 7/03. This is a peculiar fern looking like an underwater plant. It has a very delicate appearance, but the leaves are quite tough."
Much later I wrote this. "We later had two large and thriving elkhorns living in our shady terraced garden. Elkhorns like to be planted in a relatively protected environment and when happy each plant will be three feet high and three feet wide.
My off the cuff remarks about the first plant we had were not far off the mark; elkhorns really do look like underwater plants."
As it turns out this plant is not an elkhorn fern. My apologies.
Benefits:
From:
Australia
Planting and Care: Fish-Tail ferns, like many other ferns, prefer a bright shady place in the garden where there is good soil and moisture. It will do well in mildly acidic or alkaline soils. I've grown it in the Caribbean in relatively deep shade and in very bright shade in the Guatemalan highlands. In each place this fern has done well. Sadly, it is a relatively slow grower.
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©Krika.com 2008 and GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2013/2014

Photographed: In our shady terrace garden at our former home in Montserrat. I've just planted the same fern at our new home in Guatemala and will get to its photograph just as soon as I can.

With my appreciation, my error in identification of this fern was corrected by new visitor to the site, Sharon from Denver, Colorado, in the USA
Many thanks, Kathleen

 

Fox Tail Fern, Emerald Fern Protasparagus densiflorus or Asparagus densiflorus
Not until I saw this fern growing in Rhode Island did I really see its potential. It makes a splendid ground cover underneath sizeable trees where lower growing ground covers would be dwarfed.

From:
Planting and Care:
This is one of those wonderfully hardy ferns that can handle life in full sun though it will also do fine in semi shady areas of the garden. Almost unbelievably it is also tolerant of its access to water, doing fine with routine rainfall or watering, but putting up with less if it has to.
Text & Photographs Copyrighted ©KO 2010 and ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2014

Photographed: At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala in 2010.

 
Photographed: In a city street garden in Malaga, Spain, in 2012.

Photographed: At the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center in Rhode Island in 2013.

 
Hayscented Fern Dennstaedtia punctilobula
Benefits:
From:

Photographed: In the Thuya Garden, Mt. Desert Island, Maine, 2013.
Planting and Care:
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2013
 

**Holly Fern,
I had one of these as a houseplant in Washington, DC, where I lived for several years. It never disappointed me in any way; it was always green and healthy. For a fern it is especially tough looking with thick leathery leaves. I was thrilled to see one growing outside.
Benefits:
From:
Photographed:
In the Botanical Garden at Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala on the left. On the right in the fern garden at the Naples, Italy, Botanical Garden.
Planting and Care: As with all ferns it is most practical to buy plants or get some from friends. Sometimes you'll be lucky and have a volunteer if there are some in your neighborhood. Plant them in a shady place and make sure they don't get too dry.
Text & Photographs Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2014
 

Japanese Painted Fern Athyrium niponicum pictum
  Benefits:
From:

P
lanting and Care:
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2014

With my appreciation, my error in identification of these ferns was corrected by a new visitor to the site, Sharon from Denver, Colorado, in the USA
Many Thanks, Kathleen

Photographed: In the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Maine, 2013.
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Regal Red'

Photographed: In Thuya Garden, on Mt. Desert Island in Maine, in 2013.

Photographed: In Thuya Garden, Mt. Desert Island, Maine, 2013.

 

Lady Fern Athyrium angustum or Athyrium filix-femina
  Benefits:
From:

Photographed: In the Jardin Botanique in Tahiti
, in 2013.
Planting and Care:
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2014

With my appreciation, my Mystery Fern #6 was identified by a new visitor to the site, Sharon from Denver, Colorado, in the USA.
Many thanks,
Kathleen

 
Leather Leaf Fern Rumohra (polystichum) adiantiformis
This is a stunning new fern that arrived in our garden this year. We found it growing well right beside the house in full sun though it is said to prefer a more shady spot. Its fronds have a bronze like tinge of color and grow to be about two feet. It seems a very sturdy type of fern.
Text Copyrighted ©KO 2007
 

Long Brake, Elephantleaf Brake Pteris grandifolia
This is a beautiful fern which will be exuberant given the right conditions.
Benefits:
From:
Undetermined
Photographed: In Parque de la Leyendas, Lima, Peru, in 2013.
Planting and Care: As you can see in the photographs, long brake can handle some very hot sun. It likes to grow on moist rocky slopes.
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2014

 
MAIDENHAIR FERNS
 

Double-edge Maidenhair Adiantum anceps
This is a beautiful warm climate fern with delicate somehow graceful fronds. I would like one in my garden.
Benefits:
From:
Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
Planting and Care: It was impossible to get any information on how to grow this enchanting plant, but from the photographs I would say rich soil, shade and moisture are the keys to success.
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2015

Photographed: In the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia, in 2013.

Photographed: In the Jardin Botanique in Tahiti, 2013

 
**Maidenhair Fern Adiantum raddianum
In New England I always had a pot of these lovely ferns growing happily on a northerly facing window ledge. What was so delightful in the Caribbean was seeing this delicate plant growing happily along the roadside. They are said to be difficult to transplant successfully, but I did not find that to be so.

Text and Photographs Copyrighted ©Krika.com 2008 and GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2014

Photographed: In our shady terrace garden at our former home in Montserrat.

Photographed: In Parque de la Leyendas, Lima, Peru, in 2013.

Photographed: On the left in our shady terrace garden at our former home in Montserrat and below in the Botanical Garden in Naples, Italy.

Photographed: In the Botanical Garden in Naples, Italy, in 2012.

 
 

Ming Fern, Zigzag Shrub, Pom Pom Asparagus Fern Asparagus macowanii
The perennial ming fern appears very delicate, but it will grow to be almost six feet tall. Like its cousins, the other asparagus ferns, it is one of my favorites.
Benefits:
From:
New Zealand
Photographed: At the Winter Garden in Auckland, New Zealand, 2013
Planting and Care: In a warm climate garden plant the ming fern in fertile soil in a place that is shady in mid day or brightly lit with little direct sun. It is not winter hardy.
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2014

 

My Fern Mystery #2 was solved with the help of a new visitor to the site, Sharon from Denver, Colorado, in the USA
Many thanks,
Kathleen

 
**Rabbits Foot Fern Davallia fejeensis
This is one of my long term favorites -- a large wide lacy fern frond growing on a furry foot.
From: The Canary Islands
Planting and Care: This is one of those ferns that grows on a thick (1/2") stem that grows on the ground when they are in their natural tropical habitat. In more northerly climates, it is an indoor plant almost always potted as a hanging plant with the feet growing over the edge of the pot until it is almost covered. Often they are planted in wire baskets to be hung on terraces in the summer, but these are hard to care for when brought inside in the fall. They will not winter over outside in a northern climate. In our Caribbean garden we planted ours in our shady terrace garden where it did very well. It proved pretty hardy, having survived a four month drought while we were away one year.
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©Krika.com 2008 and GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2014

Photographed: In our shady terrace garden at our former home in Montserrat.

Photographed: In the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia, in 2013.

Photographed: In the Winter Garden in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2013.

**Squirrel's Foot Fern Davallia trichomanoides or Davillia mariensii
This was a wonderful and unfamiliar addition to our "footed" fern garden at our former home in Montserrat and it brought its own wonderfully different characteristics to the others. Its fronds are attractive, but relatively short, only about a foot in length. Overall the plant seems extremely hardy having been off and running just a few days after being planted.
From: Fiji
Photographed: Below on the left in our shady terrace garden at our former home in Montserrat and on the right in Cartagena, Columbia.
Planting and Care: Grow this fern in a semi shady or a deeply shaded area of your garden and it will thrive. As with most ferns, a moist but not wet soil will be appreciated.
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©Krika.com 2008 and ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2013
 

 
 
STAG HORN FERNS
 
**Stag Horn Fern (1) Platycerium superbum
This is a very exotic looking fern that attaches itself to and grows on trees. We were given one a few years ago and planted it in the perfect spot on the neem tree in our shady terraced hill garden. It had three tiny leaves back then and though we tended it carefully, it didn't die, but it never grew. Then one day my husband had an epiphany -- nothing will grow on a neem tree. We moved the fern to a different tree and it was growing happily adding new leaves each week.
From: Australia
Photographed: In our shady terrace garden at our former home in Montserrat and at a friend's home also on the island.
Planting and Care: If you are lucky enough to get one of these ferns, find a bright semi shady tree (not a neem) and attach your plant to the tree with cotton twine or with two inch torn strips of cotton cloth. Give the tiny fern a daily dose of water and a weekly dose of a liquid fertilizer. You will be as thrilled as I am every time you see a tiny new leaf and a flat round circular green attachment to the tree.
Text and Photographs Copyrighted ©Krika.com 2008

 

Stag Horn Fern (2) Platycerium holttumii
This is a huge and stunning stag horn that probably takes more care than most of us have time for.
Benefits:
From:
Southeast Asia and Malaysia
Photographed: At the Botanic Garden, Wellington, New Zealand
, in 2013.
Planting and Care: More difficult to grow than some other stag horns, this one prefers bright light, warm temperatures and breezes of fresh air.
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2015

This Fern Mystery was solved with the help of a new visitor to the site, Sharon from Denver, Colorado, in the USA
Many thanks,
Kathleen

 

Staghorn Fern (3)
  Benefits:
From:

Photographed: At the Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia, in 2013.

Planting and Care:
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2014

This Fern Mystery was solved with the help of a new visitor to the site, Sharon from Denver, Colorado, in the USA
Many thanks,
Kathleen

Photographed: At the Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia, in 2013.

 
Port Jackson Stag Horn Fern Platycerium alcione
This narrow leaved stag horn has few entries in Google and the photos for this entry are mostly totally unrelated flowers. It's a shame because it is an interesting plant and I would have liked to learn more.
Benefits:
From:

Photographed: In the Botanical Garden in Naples, Italy, in 2014.
Planting and Care:
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2015
 
 
 

**Sword Fern, Wild Boston Fern, Macho Fern Nephrolepis exaltata
This fern so closely resembles a Boston fern that it seems identical in appearance. Their differences lie in the conditions under which they will grow and thrive.
Photographed: In our shady terrace garden at our former home in Montserrat.
Planting and Care: Unlike the more delicate Boston fern, the sword fern will grow happily in shade or in full tropical sun as long as there is regular rain or watering. We have had plants with fronds that are almost three feet in length though this seems to be the happiest end of the spectrum. Normally, with little or no care the fronds will be about twenty inches or so. They do like a very occasional dose of fertilizer, but seem indifferent to the type of soil in which they are planted. Here in Montserrat almost all soil is acidic.
Text & Photograph Copyrighted ©KO 2007/2011
 
**Tattoo Fern
This lovely lacey fern showed up in our garden this year all on its own and it seemed to have found its own sort of eden as it flourished and spread rapidly. One afternoon visiting a friend in her garden I was told of this fern's local life. For the children of Montserrat in days gone by this fern provided free, instant and very decorative tattoos as you can see in the photograph below on the right.
Photographed: At a friend's home in Woodlands, Montserrat.
Planting and Care: As this fern was a volunteer in a sunny place in our garden I'd have to say it would do well there, but it would have to be given regular rainfall or watering to be at its best. It is a much more delicate plant than the sword fern or many of the other long fronded varieties we have in the garden.
Text & Photographs Copyrighted ©Krika.com 2008

 
 
TREE FERNS
**Tree Fern Cyathea arborea (L.) J. E. Smith or Cyathea dealbata or Asparagus virgatus or Schizolobium Parahyba (from Brazil) or Dicksonia fibrosa
These enchanting wonders will grow to a height of 20 to 30 feet given the right conditions.
From: The Dutch East Indies.
Planting and Care: Tree ferns are always said to be shade loving, but I most consistently see them growing in full sun as you see in the photograph to the left. They are also said to love moisture and a damp humus rich soil. I don't yet have personal experience with growing one though I hope to change that soon. They are exquisite plants.
Text and Photographs Copyrighted ©KO 2007/2010

Photographed: At Rancho Grande Inn in Panajachel on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

Photographed: In the Botanical Garden at the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

 

Photographed: In the Botanical Garden at the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

Photographed: In the Botanical Garden at the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

 

Photographed: In the Ortobotanico (Botanical Garden) in Naples, Italy, in 2014.

Photographed: In the Botanical Garden at the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

 
 
LANDSCAPING WITH FERNS
 

Soften the base of a fence, wall or foundation with a row of ferns.
Photographed: In the Thuya Garden on Mt. Desert Island, Maine, 2013

 

Create the feeling of a tropical forest with an abundance of different ferns and small palms.
Photographed: In the (Ortobotanico) Botanical Garden in Naples, Italy, in 2014.

 

Create a very beneficial feng shui water feature embedded in a fern garden.
Photographed: In the (Ortobotanico) Botanical Garden in Naples, Italy, in 2014.

Shelter a small reflecting koi pond with overhanging ferns.
Photographed: In the (Ortobotanico) Botanical Garden in Naples, Italy, in 2014.

Never forget the benefits of layering ferns especially those with similarly shaped fronds.
Photographed: In the (Ortobotanico) Botanical Garden in Naples, Italy, in 2014.

 

Asplenum bulbiterum

 
 
FERN MYSTERIES

If You Know What This Fern Is, Please Contact Me
#1 Fern Mystery
Photographed:
At Fernz Fernery at the Winter Garden in Auckland, New Zealand, 2013
.

With my gratitude, my fern mystery #2 was identified by Amy, a visitor to the site.

 

If You Know What This Fern Is, Please Contact Me
#3a Fern Mystery
Photographed:
At the Winter Garden in Auckland, New Zealand
, 2013

If You Know What This Fern Is, Please Contact Me
#4a Fern Mystery
Photographed:
At the Winter Garden in Auckland, New Zealand, 2013

My Fern Mysteries #5, 5a 6a and 10 were solved with the help of a new visitor to the site, Sharon from Denver, Colorado, in the USA
Many thanks, Kathleen
 

If You Know What This Fern Is, Please Contact Me
#6 Fern Mystery
Photographed:
In Thuya Garden, on Mt. Desert Island in Maine, 2013

With my appreciation, this mystery was tentatively identified by Peter from Auckland, New Zealand, as a Pneumatopteris pennigera. What do you think?

 

If You Know What This Fern Is, Please Contact Me
#7 Fern Mystery
Photographed: In the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia, in 2013.

If You Know What This Fern Is, Please Contact Me
#8 Fern Mystery
Photographed:
In Thuya Garden, on Mt. Desert Island in Maine, 2013.

 
 If You Know What This Fern Is, Please Contact Me
#9 Fern Mystery
Photographed:
In Thuya Garden, on Mt. Desert Island in Maine, 2013

Could this be a Crested Wood Fern as pictured above in #6?

 If You Know What This Fern Is, Please Contact Me
#9a Fern Mystery
Photographed:
In the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Maine, 2013.

 

 

If You Know What This Fern Is, Please Contact Me
#12 Fern Mystery
Photographed:
In our shady terrace garden at our former home in Montserrat.
Text & Photograph Copyrighted ©KO 2009

 

If You Know What This Fern Is, Please Contact Me
#13 Fern Mystery
Hint:
This fern we have dubbed, tattoo fern (see the "F" Page FERNS for more photographs), but surely that can't be right.
Photographed: In our border garden at our former home in Montserrat.
Text & Photograph Copyrighted ©Krika.com 2008

If You Know What This Fern Is, Please Contact Me
#13A Fern Mystery
Photographed:
In our shady terrace garden at our former home in Montserrat.
Text & Photograph Copyrighted ©Krika.com 2008

 

If You Know What This Fern Is, Please Contact Me
#20 Fern Mystery
Hint:
This may be a Christella harveyi
Photographed: In the Botanical Garden at the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
Text & Photograph Copyrighted ©KO 2010

 
 

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