Flowers and fruits are the focus of many a blog, but in the cool, quiet corners of the garden, ferns flourish. Fronds unfurl curling upward as they unwrap from their coil. Sword ferns, native to North America, favor shade as they fearlessly stand guard beneath the orange tree. Asparagus ferns are fond of climbing and twining, sending out long straight shoots. Within a fortnight, feathery emerald leaves should follow.