The Modern Southern Garden: Lady Fern

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Lady Fern

The modern southern garden should include a variety of ferns. Lady Fern, more specifically ‘Lady In Red’ Fern, Athyrium felix-forma, is a shade thriving perennial that may be found in boggy areas, particularly near creeks & streams. It is known to be hardy & easy to grow making it an excellent choice to showcase in shade gardens with other classic perennials ranging from hosta to impatiens. This deciduous fern features fronds that reach approximately 3 feet high & wide with stems that display a rich, burgundy hue filled with lacy, light green foliage. It prefers an environment with partial to full shade & the slow grower may be divided, if desired. Learn how to use ‘Lady In Red’ Fern when entertaining & parties are in order.

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How To Create Beautiful Arrangements With Lady Fern

Lovely flower arrangements should change with the seasons so begin by choosing items currently in bloom. Savvy southerners know to have distinctive, indigenous garden varieties planted around their outdoor space that can be used for a number of occasions. These arrangements are designed to be effortless & fast to prepare since entertaining involves many fine details as the event draws closer. ‘Lady In Red’ Fern may be used in variety of ways when entertaining as just a few fronds are needed to really make spaces shine.

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Once you are familiar with several plant varieties, making your own flower arrangements can be fun & fulfilling. If you don’t have these garden staples growing in your green space, select & plant one now from a local nursery to use in a number of lovely ways. Snip & gather ‘Lady In Red’ Fern fronds early in the day to pair with Oakleaf Hydrangea in particular, then tuck in a few additional garden favorites such as Hosta or Creeping Jenny. Use the arrangements throughout entertaining spaces & around your home on side tables, vanities & kitchen islands.

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“Pennies From Heaven” Billie Holiday 

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* Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Football Fanatic * Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Instructor * Cooking & Baking Tutorials * Media Personality * Baking & Pastry Artist * Gardener * Runner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Rebecca Gordon shares over 20 years of cooking knowledge in the instructional filled original editorial content on Buttermilk Lipstick as well as the cooking class format videos that can be found on her YouTube channel through regular collaboration with numerous media outlets. Gordon draws from an extensive background in corporate publishing spanning over 13 years on both the business and editorial side focusing on women’s southern lifestyle. She is a classically trained pastry chef and draws from fine dining restaurant experience from a James Beard award winning chef as well as her southern roots upbringing to share cooking, entertaining & style content relevant to today’s modern woman.

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