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Re: fern ID

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] fern ID
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 10:06:23 -0600
  • References: <13208321.1128641744991.JavaMail.root@Sniper26>

These right now are about 10 inches tall, but getting wider all the time and
a bit spirally at the ends so maybe they are looking for something to climb.
I doubt they'd take over as houseplants in the north, though.  Thanks all
for your help.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2005 5:35 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] fern ID

> I have this asparagus fern growing under my fig tree...well it started out
> under the fig tree.  It has now climbed up and is all through the  fig.
> really hasn't been invasive for me, not in respect to  spreading anyway,
it does
> climb and entangles whatever is in  it's path.  It's been rather well
> though, considering  I  have a Antigonon leptopus (aka Coral vine, Queen's
> Wreath) that will literally  crawl over and cover the world.  Fortunately
> one blooms, the  asparagus has not.  It does have thorns though, which is
why I
> do leave it  in the fig.......keeps the wildlife from getting ALL the
> Watch out  though....it will snag you.
> When this asparagus is small it is a great addition to terrariums and
> and is a slow grower in the beginning. I'm assuming it can be kept under
> control  by constant pruning....not sure, haven't tried that.  To me it
looks like
> a  tiny bonsai forest when really small.....be a great addition to a
> garden too, perhaps.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 10/6/2005 11:02:58 AM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> Looks a  lot like the stuff my stepmother used to rip out by the ton when
> lived  near the beach (southern California). Does it have long tendrils to
> climb  with? It was horribly invasive as I recall. I haven't seen it
> since. Might not be the same thing, I was pretty young when we  lived
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