This is a drawing of Pat and my love fern. We chose ferns instead of flowers for our wedding, and we have managed to keep one alive with us for 16 years!
The thing about our love fern is that it gets really dry in winter and loses a lot of the leaves. We keep misting it to remind it of warmer seasons, and when it seems to look half brown and crunchy, the seasons inevitably change. Spring returns the sun, which brings back the green.
And Summer brings back the humidity and warmth that makes the love fern lush and lovely. And it transfers to outside!
Occasionally we have to repot the love fern - to give it more room to grow. .
Somehow it keeps enduring.
16 years ago I could have never imagined that we have not only this love fern, but so many amazing, magical ferns at Spring Bird!!
We are SO fortunate to share our space with these beautiful, ancient plants! .
Do you have a love fern, or a love rodendendrum, or a love succulent?
Anna Lentz, artist, writer, and creativity coach who blogs about making a creative life connected with nature at Spring Bird.