Christmas Fern Polystichum acrostichoides
You know how some years you seem to only be seeing what you've already seen and using the same skills you already knew the year before, but, then, other years your awareness grows like, well, a seed bed of bergamot and tall-yellow-composites?
Well, I've just had a TYC kind of year. Only because I met of a lot of good native plant folks who taught, inspired and encouraged me... or, at the very least, gave me their patience while they answered my questions. :)
Thank you to Evergreen Brick Works’ Native Plant Nursery and stewardship folks Claire Ellenwood,
And also, this seems like a good place to give my overdue thanks to Carolyn Scotchmer, Charles Kinsley, and also to Lorraine Johnson, whom I’ve only read, but if this site had a patron saint it would be her.
I would be one unrealized native-plant-girl adrift without each of you.
So thank you, warm wishes and all best in field season 2008.