Please make sure JavaScript is enabled.
 
Profile Image Chris Norwood

Acetaker

I Live in Alabama Zone 7🦋🌻TAKE TIME TO STOP AND ADMIRE WHATS AROUND U❣️IT WILL GIVE U A SMILE😍

Nephrolepis exaltata

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2017
  • Like Count 17
comment
Acetaker

This pic doesn't do this huge #swordfern justice. I'm hoping with it being so far in the ground, shelter of the trees,and mulching it really well it will return next yr. It was just so big I had no place inside to keep him. #bossfern #machofern #fern #nephrolepis #lomariopsidaceae #tropical #houseplant #hostplant

3w
comment
Acetaker

I hope this survived winter. It was so big there's no room inside and hubs buried it about 3ft so I hope that will help with this. If it does remind me and it will be yours😁 @pretty_paws_29

3w
comment
columbiariver

This is a very hardy fern. No problems with it making it thru winter. I have them here 💕💕👍

3w
comment
Acetaker

Oh,I'm so hoping it does. This one is huge. If it makes it I surely will be taking root cuttings and putting it under my tree in the front where I placed my glider. It's roots were a huge ball and I know hubs dug almost 3ft square hole to put it in...lol! @columbiariver

3w
comment
columbiariver

Im 99% sure on this. Ive seen them covered in ice. Yours will do fine. Sounds like a lovely area. Its so nice to have help. What would we gimpy people do without it. Nice husband!

3w
comment
Acetaker

U r so right...Laura @columbiariver Hubby's are the Best😉😍 I'm so glad u let me know. I didn't want to loose it after babying it and also know he #sphinxmothcaterpillar loves living in it😁

3w
comment
columbiariver

Oh! Well that's good, right?

3w
comment
Acetaker

@columbiariver yes,it sure is. They are ones that come out at dusk and feed..almost looking like a Hummingbird the way they feed.

3w
comment
columbiariver

I had never seen one here until the fire. We were frantically packing up to evacuate about 2 a.m. One of these flew in the house. It was smokey and so hot. It flew in to get near the light. It vanished quick as it came in. Poor thing was running from the fire. Nightmare! Hope he went on to make more of himself 🌿👌

3w
  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
  • Like Count 20
comment
Acetaker

The #foliage 🌿on the #machofern is so lush right now. Sure,wish it was a perrenial here. But,I've got him in the ground almost 3ft. I know U wouldn't think it would be but, He's A #bossfern and holds a ton of root! #swordfern #nephrolepis

3w
  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
  • Like Count 22
comment
Acetaker

Hubby got the #swordfern in the ground. He had to dig to China to make a hole big enough..lol💕 Now I know why it's also called, #bossfer bwahaha!! It's a #annualinzone7 but I'm hoping putting it in the ground and protecting with mulch it will want to come back in it's Favorite spot. I took what #creepingjenny (in bottom right) I had to cut off mother plant and just sat it in all corners..maybe it will take root.

3w
comment
cyndi

Pretty

3w
comment
hannahchristine

Beautifull lovely spot its in @Acetaker

3w
comment
ShelleySnyder

@Acetaker wow that's a big beautiful fern!! I can pretty much guarantee you that creeping Jenny will root and spread like crazy!! Mine Does!💘😍

3w
comment
Acetaker

I hope so..if not it was worth a try for both😆 @ShelleySnyder

3w
comment
ShelleySnyder

@Acetaker 👍👍👍

3w
  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
  • Like Count 2
comment
Acetaker

After giving him a trim you can really see the viening in the leaves. #machofern #bossfern #fern #swordfern #greenfoliage #shadeloving #tropical #houseplant

3w
  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
  • Like Count 24
comment
Acetaker

I gave my #swordfern a trim. 🤔With that in mind I had a thought of starting a #fern in the ground,So I started the process...Will show how😎 #shadeloving #machofern #houseplant #tropical #annualinzone7 #bossfern

3w
  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
  • Like Count 21
comment
Acetaker

#machofern is Gigantic now. It's a #annualinzone7 but I'm going to try to save her. #swordfern #bossfern #fern #tropical #houseplant #shadeloving #nephrolepis

3w
comment
ShelleySnyder

@Acetaker WOWZA!!🌿🌿🌿🌿

3w
comment
Acetaker

Yep!! From first pic til now...u ain't kidding...lol!!😍

3w
comment
marilyn731

@Acetaker I have a hard time with ferns. This is beautiful!!!

3w
comment
Acetaker

@marilyn731 TY! All I've done is pot it, water it here and there, Also it's under a Pecan 🌲 All Shade😍

3w
  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
  • Like Count 9
comment
Acetaker

Some also call it, #machofern ,but is a wonderful shade plant. It will take Part Sun/Part Shade. Now thoughts are in for another garden....Oh Yeah...hehe! 😊 #fern #shadeloving #swordfern #machofern #houseplant #tropicalplant #bossfern #nephrolepis

3w
comment
carolgs

I want to make a fernery but sadly haven't space 😕

3w