potting lessons.

February 28, 2013
erin (1)

A few weeks ago James snapped this blurry instagram of me potting a maidenhair fern in our apartment. It was the weekend and I was working on a story for Gardenista about what a neighborhood plant shop had informed me was a button fern, but what has become quite clear is actually a kind of maidenhair fern. Oh, wily pteridophytes. I’m learning. While I was busy repotting the fern, James sequestered himself in the loft to do some reading. Unbeknownst to me he was also hanging over the edge of the loft, snapping photos. I’m so rarely in photos, but so often in this position, that it was funny to see this view of me. It’s a shot that should probably have stayed in its tiny instagram size, but I couldn’t help sharing it here today. Especially since you can now read the full ferny story, right here.

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  • Reply ashley faye February 28, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    you are such a lady.
    i am feeling so inspired today to get started on my garden. we have a stoop and a deck that i fill up, and a yard which is slowly falling apart. especially now that they chopped down the bleeding hearts, honeysuckle and rose bushes. i'm worried for the hummingbirds this year. the daffodils are growing, they will bloom soon.
    i believe i'm a little south of you, in park slope.
    enjoy this day! – ash

  • Reply Charlotte | Charlotte's Web February 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I love this photo, sometimes sneaky instagram snapshots have the most personality xx

  • Reply tinajo February 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    You seem focused! šŸ™‚

  • Reply Mags Pomichowski February 28, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I love the moment this photo captured and how you just shared about it. Very CUTE!


  • Reply in cahoots March 1, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Your maidenhair is growing beautifully!! I bought a small one from the Bronx Botanical Garden and sadly, I haven't figured out what I'm doing wrong because the little guy is deteriorating rather quickly.

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