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Monday, July 20, 2015

Baby Maiden Hair Fern


I have always admired Maiden Hair ferns and
when I decided to get one, I couldn't find one anywhere.
Well, I went back to amazon.com where I got my Baby 
Tears and found several for just a few dollars.  It arrived
healthy and happy and fit perfectly in this tiny
vintage 3" pot I found in the auction trash.
I needed a smile today and she made me smile!

I read up on these ferns.  They are called the diva
of all plants.  Finicky and demanding...no drafts, no
moving from room to room and they want to be
watered every day.  No second chances...she'll
drop dead immediately.  Wow....so we'll have
to see how I do.  She's going to sit at the kitchen
sink where there isn't a draft, filtered sunlight and
I can water and talk to her a lot. Geesh! ha.


43 comments:

  1. Good Luck!
    I too think they are so dainty....but oh so finicky!
    I give it 3 weeks! Ha!
    Nothing against your tender loving care....they just don't live very long...
    Enjoy her by your sink!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. haha...you just might be right! Better enjoy her while she's here...lol....

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    2. Here was my inspiration....isn't that a beauty?

      http://thegardenerscottage.blogspot.com/2015/07/small-time-decorating.html

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    3. I used to follow that blog!
      Has she moved from her cottage?

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    4. No...she's still there but they are spending the summer with her father-in-law.

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  2. Lovely and so delicate . . . let's hope you have the magic touch . . . :)

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    1. Me, too.....I'm going to follow all the care instructions and see what happens.
      If her hair all falls out, I'll just give her a trim. lol...

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  3. You can do it!
    I'm cheering you on!
    If she doesn't do well you can always pet a cat!

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  4. Well after reading Linda's comment, you better name her, so when she dies in 3 weeks, you can have a name on her tome stone..... OK, now my prediction...She's going to love being by your sink, she will thrive and she will love her name!

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    1. I have never named my plants! But I do talk to them. Maybe I have too many pets to name...lol....
      I hope you're right...at least I won't forget about her by the sink!

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    2. I agree with Wanda. She is going to love living by your sink! I would too if I got to look at you new faucet everyday!

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    3. haha....you love my faucet as much as I do! If she's a diva, Ms Fern will love it, too! haha....

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    4. Heck... If she dies, I'll come and live on the sill!

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    5. lol....well, come on over..you don't have to wait for her to die!

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  5. Wow, as bad as a husband or wife
    Nagging away through life lol
    Have to be a certain way
    Cassie would just eat it anyway at our bay

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    1. An OCD plant.
      Tries to be flexible but can't!
      Maybe it has come to the right place
      and with it's beauty our house it will grace.

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  6. TWO weeks from today..... TWO!!

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    1. I never knew you were such a pessimist! :)

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  7. First---no idea Amazon sold plants but why am I surprised?

    Never any luck with baby tears and so love them. I'll take my cue form you on this--love them, too.

    Jane x

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    1. I was surprised, too.....I was searching online where to get one and there they were....I've had good experiences both times I bought plants from amazon...it's nice if you're wanting a specific thing and can't find it locally!

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  8. She's very sweet... but wow, high maintenance! Good luck with her. You've revived cats so I'm holding out hope. And I love her wee pot. She probably does too :-)

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    1. A pot fit for a princess....let's hope she approves! ha.

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  9. Hi Betsy - she's beautiful in her pot ... but she's a Maiden with a teenager's demands! Enjoy her .. and don't leave home! Cheers Hilary

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    1. I know....good thing I'm almost always home anyway. I'll have to get her a sitter if I ever take a trip!

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  10. Good luck! I had one once. It died absurdly quickly. And yet had looked so healthy and pretty in the shop. I don't think it liked me.

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    1. From what I read, absurdly quickly is very common! I don't think it had anything to do with you!

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    2. I've had much better success with other plants! This one really didn't want to know. Keep us posted.

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  11. Lol well it certainly is a diva! ! I have one plant in my house and we got it when I was 6 mos pregnant to see if how we would do. Let's just say I walked into the nursery and said "show me a plant that is the hardest to kill". Well, it's gone weeks without water and it's still kicking. In fact, it near tripled in size!

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    1. Wow...what kind is it? I have a philodendron that is like that...

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  12. I used to like anemones - but with ferns like that, who needs anemones?

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  13. Haha, finicky indeed! Such requirements! Good luck!

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  14. The diva of all plants... I had no idea.

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  15. It is a special looking plant. I think you can make it happen.

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    1. Thanks, Larry! Finally, someone who believes in me! Lol....

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  16. Oh, my word!!!! I gave in and bought one of these yesterday, too!!!! I didn't realize how finicky it was going to be! I did have one a LONG time ago and it didn't last long... hence, a long time resisting the urge for another... but, I succumbed yesterday at the grocery store no less... Hmmmm... it may have dropped dead over night. We'll see how long we can keep them alive. They just make me happy to look at them. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Lucky you to have found one at the grocery! Hope we both are successful!

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