Thursday, April 11, 2013
Plant Photos: The Bird Nest Ferns of Okinawa, Japan
Months worth of procrastination have gone by while this fern waited for me.
I see these plants every day growing in flower pots or city gardens.
But, I wanted to put something together to show how they grow naturally.
Finally, everything came together.
The photos were all taken yesterday at the Natural Stone Garden in Motobu, Okinawa.
If you don't have a green-thumb, you should get some of these ferns.
They grow anywhere, even on rocks.
So, I walked all over the place and shot them growing out of rocks to prove it to you.
They have these awesome-bright green leaves, year round.
Somebody, over in the UK, gave this plant high honors.
It got an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. Hah !
If you are very observant, hiking through the jungle, you'll spot this plant growing in trees, too.
Do you know any folks with bad breath ?
But, they don't give the recipe. Just tell your friends to chew the stuff and see if it works.
Don't ask how I find these things. Maybe, I'm just lucky.
Researching this plant led me to the Natural History Museum and, I got hooked-up good.
They let me join-up and get access to all kinds of neat stuff.
Makes me feel like some kind of royalty.
Here's a link to the Bird's Nest Fern, if you want to learn more about it.
When I'm in the Natural History Museum, I wear my blue flip-flops.
Now, I'm changing back into the yellow ones to visit Dave's Garden.
He has stuff about the Asplenium nidus, too.