Thursday, May 19, 2011

Oh Fiddleheads!

When the sun was out the other day I scooted around the garden to see what it looked like with sun shining on it.

It was luminescent with colour and tender shoots popping out everywhere!

I absolutely love ferns this time of year.....actually any time of year but more so now. Did you know that they can be eaten at this stage in their lives?

They can and are called 'Fiddleheads'. I've tried them a few times but didn't care for the taste.....bitter. But they are very popular this time of year around here. I better keep my eyes open for poachers! lol

Just realized something! (I heard that!) You know what they look like at this stage?  Embryos.

They are springing up everywhere in the garden and it is amazing to literally just watch them grow from from day to day until they cover up parts of the garden with their 'fan-shaped' fronds.

Busy day today. Off to 'sit' with Dad till noon, then to the car dealership due for a 'recall' check for our car. Guess it could 'fly' off the road if it isn't checked out soon. Better get a move on..........


  1. I think that your photos of them make them even more beautiful.
    Your Friend, m.

  2. Oh fiddle dee dee, your shots of these fiddleheads are awesom, Jim!

    be well, be happy

  3. I love the red variety! I'm going to have to check these out to put in my shade garden.

    Great photos today Jim. Stay safe!

  4. What vibrant green in those first 2 photos!

  5. Lovely shots as usual Jim! I would have to be realy starving before trying to eat fern heads or fiddleheads...! I don't have ferns in my garden...they do grow wild on the farm though.

  6. Just gorgeous... and I love those shots in their cocoons...

    Hope your Dad is doing well.

  7. Embryos? Yeah, if you're talking about some kind of alien lifeform! A friend of mine got all excited when I told her I had big ole thistles growing in my yard--she EATS them! That's even weirder than eating ferns!

  8. The ferns remind me of a coiled springs -great photography !

  9. I remember that you love them. I like them in this stage. I hope you had a good morning with your Dad. Love, Becky

  10. Great pictures and post Jim! I had Fiddlehead ferns when we lived in Alaska, and loved when the forget-me-nots grew around them.

  11. what a cool texture on this plant


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