Graceful, Delicate Foliage Of Vibrant Green: Ferns Within The Interior

Emerald Green Delight:  Ferns Within The Interior
Emerald Green Delight: Ferns Within The Interior

Lacy, leafy delight in a hue of vibrant green. The Fern. Leafy botanicals that add a lush texture and color to the interior. The visual delight of fronds unfurling into graceful, delicate leaves within our interior spaces is a worthy consideration to fill our personal spaces. Perhaps, as the chill of Winter begins to fade and the arrival of Spring and warmer weather is in sight, there is no better time to fill our interior worlds with the tropical delights of Ferns…

Ferns, the botanical group know as Pteridophyta, are described as “herbs with a perennial short, tufted or creeping root-stock that posses “fiddleheads” which expand into what are called “Fronds” which are each delicately divided”. Delicate, for certain. Unlike mosses, ferns are vascular plants with stems, leaves and roots. Without seeds or flowers, ferns reproduce via spores. It is stated that there are approximately 10,000 species with approximately 200 of them appearing in the United States. Imagine! Of course, there are those ferns that are meant to remain in our exterior surrounds and there are those that are versatile to grace our interior worlds. And of the care of this graceful, ornamental botanical? The fern that dwells within our interior worlds requires bright light and consistent moisture to maintain its brilliant form and hue. A mist of water to the trunk and fronds of the fern is sure to maintain the condition and growth of this graceful form of nature

The Unfolding Fern Frond:  Beauty In Nature
The Unfolding Fern Frond: Beauty In Nature
Vintage Representation Of Ferns
Vintage Representations Of Ferns

Historically, ferns are said to have first appeared in the fossil record 360 million years ago. Many of the current families and species of ferns are said to have appeared approximately 145 millions years ago in the early Cretaceous period. History of a vibrant hued plant, indeed. Linked to mythology, medicine and art, these upward arching fronds and grand stature of the fern endures to appeal. Alas, the fern gracing the interior is enduring within history. Perhaps it is the Victorian’s that are best known for the inclusion of these elegant and lace-like leaves. The demand for the green fronds within Victorian interiors would continue for decades and would spread throughout the British Isles and America. During the late 19th century, what is referred to as “Fern Fever” and “Fern Mania” denotes that the fronds of green had become an obsession referred to as “Pteridomania”. Who knew? “Giant glass chambers became gleaming temples to the botanical ardour which possessed Victorian hearts and minds”. Alas, the power of a humble botanical indeed. It is said that to the Victorians, ferns “encapsulated the mystery and majesty of another era”. Thought to be a “sign of good taste” with their “Modern & restrained” appeal, it is no surprise that the love of the fern has endured. Perhaps the Victorian’s love of the fern, which would result in the creation of elaborate glass “Ferneries”. The fern was incorporated within their gardens, art, literature and of course, their grand indoor spaces. In fact, the possession of a collection of ferns became a status symbol. Who knew? As with times passing, however, the decline of the obsession with ferns is thought to have been the result of the rejection of the Victorian Age, itself. Either way, the appreciation that the Victorian’s had of the fern is certainly prevailing and enduring today…

Victorian Embellishments:  Fern Cases
Victorian Embellishments: Fern Cases
Victorian Era Appreciation:  The Grand Fern
Victorian Era Appreciation: The Grand Fern
Modern Inclusion Of The Lush & Graceful, Delicate Leafy Fern
Modern Inclusion Of The Lush & Graceful, Delicate Leafy Fern
Interior Appeal Of Fresh Green:  Ferns
Interior Appeal Of Fresh Green: Ferns
Ferns Within Our Interior Worlds
Ferns Within Our Interior Worlds
Grand Display Of  Feathered Leaves:  Ferns Within The Interior
Grand Display Of Feathered Leaves: Ferns Within The Interior
"Ferns" Within Interior Spaces
“Ferns” Within Interior Spaces
Fronds Of Distinction:  Ferns Within Our Interior Worlds
Fronds Of Distinction: Ferns Within Our Interior Worlds
Layered  & Feathered Leaves Of  Green:  Ferns Allure Within Interior Spaces
Layered & Feathered Leaves Of Green: Ferns Allure Within Interior Spaces

Of course, the elegance of the fern incorporated into memorable and iconic celebrations of life? Timeless displays of celebratory moments, indeed….

A Grand Centerpiece:  The Visual Statement Of Elegant Fern
A Grand Centerpiece: The Visual Statement Of Elegant Fern
Wedded Bliss Paired With Green:  The Elegant Fern
Wedded Bliss Paired With Green: The Elegant Fern
Memorable Bliss:  Events & The Fern
Memorable Bliss: Events & The Fern
Memorable Events Embellished With Ferns
Memorable Events Embellished With Ferns

And of the adornment of lush ferns of green to our exterior world? A visual delight, for certain. Perhaps the Southern climates excel in filling their exterior spaces with foliage of lacy delight. To me it is the balconies of New Orleans that have iconically taken the fern to new heights. Expectations of green delight amidst the color of the city, indeed…

Dripping In Ferns/New Orleans/French Quarter
Behind My Lens: Dripping In Ferns/New Orleans/French Quarter (March 2012)

Consider the lush, leafy and vibrant green fern to bring life to your interior world. Dramatic sweeps of graceful foliage that add interest and beauty to our spaces. Vivid tones of green and a layer of delicate, leafy delight will brighten your surrounds with fresh color. A captivating burst of color that adds textural interest and life to our interior worlds. Graceful foliage of vibrant green, indeed…

Kristin

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6 thoughts on “Graceful, Delicate Foliage Of Vibrant Green: Ferns Within The Interior

  1. Okay, I have to admit I’m not a plant person. I don’t know why that is. But I did like picture with the framed prints of ferns. And I have to admit that my eye started wandering to places in my home where I a touch of green would make the room “pop.” Also love the “green” theme, since I’m reading this the day before St. Patty’s Day 😀

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