A GREEN thumbs up
20-year-old fern calls Mimosa Park patio home
|Photo by Heather R. Breaux|
Breaux says that the monstrous fern, which measures a little over 22 feet in circumference, is likely to be a descendent of the Boston fern family and points out that there’s no special trick to cultivating a healthy and unusually large fern.
“I water the fern once a week and let it fill up until the bottom of the wood-barrel pot it sits in begins to drip,” she said. “Each winter I shield it from any cold winds or hard frosts, but it always stays outside.”
Breaux says that the fern usually dies off a little in the colder months, but always makes a come back each spring.
“Each year it gets bigger and bigger,” she continued.
Breaux says that the plant also attracts wildlife.
“The fern is always full of lizards and occasionally I’ll even find a bird in there.”
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
With people pouring into United Way of St. Charles’ 14th annual Battle for the...
When the Winn-Dixie shopping spree that Paul Triche of Hahnville had won was over,...
Destrehan could have had a letdown game coming off of its rivalry win over...
Since being rescued from the swamp where she was thrown from Interstate 310 last...
Ama resident Glenn Singleton smiled as he fondly called being in attendance at the...
Kaleb Perilloux was en route to pick up his brother and a friend in Prairieville...
Today's Car Care is the name people trust when it comes to outstanding tires and automotive service in the River Region and beyond.
Work to begin on Motiva’s $500M Maurepas Pipeline by end of this year - 854 views
Construction will begin on Motiva’s $500 million Maurepas Pipeline in the fourth quarter of this year.