The praying family.
|Not wild, but pretty. I can't remember the name of this early-flowering bulb.|
|Another cultivated bulb. I do remember the name of this - Scilla.|
I think this must be a young royal fern (Osmunda regalis) - thanks Leigh for the ID. It appears to be twice cut. The frond shown here is only about 8 inches long. The stem is smooth and dark red in color.
Under the optimal conditions, these ferns can be up to 6 feet tall.
odd thing about this evidently young fern is that it is the only one I
can find in the area. Where did it come from? It really stands out
among all the bracken, lady, and ostrich ferns that predominate.
favorite dahlias are the inexpensive ones you can buy in a 6-pack for
$2.99. For me, the 6-packs are exciting because I have no idea
what color is going to turn up. My favorites are the red ones and this
year, the red was the first to bloom.
I don't even like peachy colors very much, but this dahlia bloom is beautiful. It has not completely opened up.