Giant Chain Fern - Picture
I would like to share a picture of a favorite fern from my yard -- a Giant Chain Fern (Woodwardia fimbriata). This one (center of picture) is about 4 feet tall and is about 15" diameter at the base. I started out with three 18" plants 4-5 years ago that I put in pots, then each year I divide them and put half in the ground. I now have 7 ferns in the ground and five in pots. This is the best/largest one. Other ferns in the photo are Western Sword Ferns. I'm not sure about the one on the right front (volunteer). There's a green Japanese Maple on the left and a coast redwood on the right. I'm thinking about changing the gravel to bark mulch sometime in the future.
I'm located on the coast of Northern California if anyone is curious.