The Diamond Maidenhair Fern ‘Adiantum trapeziforme’ is one of over 200 varieties of Maidenhair ferns. The diamond shaped fronds are quite large compared to others in their family, it is also often regarded at the Giant Maidenhair. The lacy foliage cascades from dark brown to black stems with bright apple green trapezoidal leaves unfurling with scalloped edges. [Read more…]
By the time March rolls around I am beyond ready for spring to take off. Longer days are near and soon green will be sprouting up everywhere. I live only a couple miles from the Garfield Park Conservatory, an outrageously beautiful greenhouse full of luscious thriving plants. It’s the perfect oasis, and for whatever reason, I rarely visit any conservatory during the winter. What’s up with that? It’s like I must forget that I have the option and choose hibernation instead. It doesn’t make a lot of sense. Once April hits, it’s time to get out and catch up with all my favorite green spots in the area. Naturally, the first stop was the Garfield Park Conservatory. There is a lot to see there, so I’ll just share a few images from two of my favorite rooms.