A neophyte tries pyrrosia spore collecting in situ

I noticed that some of my pyrrosia are sporing.  If you are a fan, maybe yours are too.  Possibly because they spent so much time in my garage over the past few weeks, but they seem to be popping today.  (LOTS of snow and cold in the Pacific Northwest in February and March.)  Even one… Read More

We Have A Winner!

Richie Steffen, President of the Hardy Fern Foundation, brings home the blue ribbon beating Ciscoe Morris in what is being called a grudge match. Congratulations on beating a very worthy and seasoned opponent at the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival in the Container Wars competition. Joining Richie in his celebration is partner Rick Peterson, author… Read More

Happy New Year from HFF!

The Hardy Fern Foundation greets 2019 and wishes you a Happy New Year!  The days are getting a little longer and brighter, and HFF’s 30th Anniversary Year begins! We are excited to reach this milestone, and look forward to celebrating with special events and historical flashbacks! Stay tuned, and thanks for your interest and support!… Read More

Good speaker, good food, good company!

HFF’s annual Fall Social last Saturday was a great success! Susie Egan, an HFF board member, great speaker, and the energetic owner of Cottage Lake Gardens, spoke about the Gardens and combining ferns with stunning companion plants (non-ferns). HFF members and guests also enjoyed a potluck lunch and a display of fern fronds.  The frond… Read More

2018 Fall Social and Annual Meeting

Members and their guests are invited to our annual Fall Social and Potluck Lunch! October 20, 2018 11:00AM – 3:00PM at the Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005 Featuring: Guest speaker Susie Egan: Creating a Woodland Fantasy Garden: Combining Fantastic Ferns with Great Plants for a Fabulous Effect. Learn creative and beautiful ways… Read More

Hardy Fern Foundation’s Fall Plant Sale – almost here!

Fall both excites and relaxes – and brings great plant sales! Even with cooling daytime temperatures, turning leaves, and the smell of fall in the air, we have still-warm soil and the prospect of helpful rain showers.  All together, a perfect combination for planting and the HFF Fall Fern Sale. Saturday, September 8, 2018 9am… Read More

Fall Distribution happens soon

HFF’s 2018 Fall Distribution is coming!  Members and Affiliate Gardens should be on the lookout for an email with the listing of ferns available this year.  We anticipate the list will be sent in mid-August with shipment in mid-September.  The dates will be updated when more information is available.