If that title doesn’t grab you, nothing will! We’re talking all things ferns, including East Coast natives, West Coast natives, selections that are from prehistoric times, and even a climbing fern. Yep—that’s right, a climbing fern! And in case all of that excitement isn’t enough for you, the entire episode is filled with ’70s soft rock and disco references. Have you always wondered if Steve could imitate Barry Gibbs’s falsetto? Well, tune in to find out the answer.
Expert testimony: Sue Milliken and Kelly Dodson, owners of Far Reaches Farm in Port Townsend, Washington.
Japanese holly fern (Cyrtomium fortunei, Zones 6–10)
Maidenhair ferns (Adaintum spp. and cvs., Zones 3–8)
Upside-down fern (Arachniodes standishii, Zones 4–8)
Tokyo wood fern (Dryopteris tokyoensis, Zones 5–8)
American climbing fern (Lygodium palmatum, Zones 4–8)
Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides, Zones 3–9)
Australian tree fern (Cyathea cooperi syn. Sphaeropteris cooperi, Zones 8–11)
Bird’s nest fern (Asplenium nidus, Zones 10–11)
Sue Milliken and Kelly Dodson, owners of Far Reaches Farm in Port Townsend, Washington.
All photos below courtesy of Far Reaches Farm.