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RE: fern id

Hi Marge-

I'm in zone 8-9 just south of Sacramento, CA.  This is indeed my fern (or at
least from the pictures it looks like it).  I just went outside to see if it
is still there and it is!  So, yeah!.  We did have a really mild winter this
year.  I guess I'll leave it alone and see if it grows this summer.  Now if
it would just stop raining and warm up again!  It's really windy and even
cold (relatively speaking of course- 50 degrees).  We were supposed to get
our house painted today- well maybe by the end of this week it'll stop

zone 8-9 Sacramento, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of Marge Talt
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2003 9:58 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] fern id

Well, Theresa, having a memory like a sieve, I can't recall where you
are...know I know it, but it won't come to the brain.  Anyway, if you
get any frost and it returns, it's not a rabbit foot...they don't
take frost as far as I know.

I put up some scans of my fern when I was trying to ID it...page is
still up there if you want to take a peek to see if your fern
resembles mine.


Consensus on fernet  is that it is Davallia trichomanoides.

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Theresa- yahoo <tchessie@yahoo.com>
> Thanks Marge-
> I have a fern which may or may not be the same variety as yours, it
did fine
> last summer under a large tree in my front yard, and did get very
> afternoon sun for maybe 2 hours.  I'll be looking to see if it
makes a
> comeback this year.  (If I move some of the leaves out of the way,
> probably already know the answer- jsut ahven't had time).  At least
now I
> know what will make it happy if it does return.
> Theresa

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