Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday's Fronds

A 'frond' refers to the leaves of a fern and some 'palm' species.

I absolutely love this time of year in the garden.

and ferns I feel are at their best when just developing and 'finding their way'.

Some people love to eat ferns just as they are popping up out of the ground in spring!

They are curled up and look somewhat like a 'g-clef'.

Around here we call that stage of the fern's development the 'fiddlehead' stage.

Here in the Maritimes (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island) they are considered a delicacy.

I tried them a few times and let's just say I prefer ferns at the stage you see here in these photos!

They are at their best....colourful, tender and full of vitality!

But weren't we all, at that stage?!

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