There's so much that changes in the MG landscape throughout the year...we thought a plant trial and garden blog was the best way to start sharing "what's new" and "what's happening with all those new varieties" with you! Visit often for updates on how trial plants are performing in the gardens and to see photos throughout the season as we grow and change!

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Astilbe 'Vision in Red' with Hosta 'Patriot' and Carex 'Ice Dance'

Friday, April 2, 2010

Drew's Favorite Plant

Hello again,
This weeks entry will be Drew Koschmann.

I started working at Midwest in May, 2003 as a Production Intern. I am currently the Nursery Manager for the Michigan Farm in Fennville. I am a member of Michigan Invasive Plant Council and active in the Perennial Plant Association.

Adiantum pedatum - Maidenhair Fern
As a native Michigander and avid outdoorsman, I have grown to appreciate the state's diverse natural landscape. One of my favorite things to do while hiking is to observe native plants in their natural habitat. While hiking, I enjoy discovering indigenous plants including Trillium and Jack-in-the-Pulpit. My favorite woodland plant type is the fern, specifically Adiantum pedatum, commonly known as the Northern Maidenhair Fern. This deciduous, mounding fern showcases delicate pink fiddleheads when emerging in late spring. Reddish-brown to black stems create a striking contrast with the plant's bright green fronds. For those of us who are not blessed with ideal conditions for growing prairie species, woodland plants such as the fern are an elegant yet natural landscaping solution for properties dense with trees and acidic, well-drained soil.

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