|You can see the staghorn in the center of the photo (taken June 1, 2014) prior to me starting to cultivate|
this area with my own design.
Once I started putting my own plants in this garden I designed around the fern (it would take a crane to move it.) The staghorn became the centerpiece to the main pathway that leads to the back garden. It also serves as a lush tropical, welcoming marker on the left side of one of the entrances to the open fire pit seating area. I moved some holly ferns from my old garden and a cobalt blue container planting to mark the right side of the entrance.
|Upright portion of the basal frond.|
|The underside of the big fern at the base of the tree.|
I brought two other staghorn ferns from my old garden. They are large, but not close in size to this mammoth treasure that wasn't so hidden after all.
Do you grow staghorn ferns in your garden?
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