There is something about peppers that invite alliteration. It all started when “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers…”
Personally I prefer my peppers un-pickled,
Enticingly edible, eatable and esculent,
Pretty, pleasing and plump,
Effortlessly enjoyed and
How about you?
You win some, you lose some, Pepper Pests
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.
Southern Sword Fern ‘Nephrolepis Cordifola’
Gian Chain Fern ‘Woodwardia fimbriata’
Asparagus Fern reaching for the fruit tree
Fern about to unfurl