my maidenhair fern. . .

by mulberryshoots

maidenhair fern: "hi, how ya' doin'?"

I have a maidenhair fern that has seen me through lots of ups and downs in my life. It requires consistent watering and care. I mist it every morning when I get up, even before I have my breakfast. Through the years, I have noticed that its health and appearance mirrors how well things are going in my life. Even when there doesn’t seem to be a change in how I take care of it.

When I am frazzled and external things are not going well, the fern has brown bits and yellowing leaves. When things couldn’t be going better, the appearance of the fern is just radiant with light and health.  Sometimes when I’ve gone through a particularly hard patch, the fern looks droopy and dry. During times when it was looking rather hopeless, I have to admit that I have gone to the nursery and bought small maidenhair ferns to transplant into the mother pot. Soon, the maidenhair fern looks robust and gorgeous again.