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Bald Cypress

Taxodium distichum Although bald cypress grows well in wet places, it also does nicely in well-drained sunny locations with acidic soil. The woody protuberances that arise around bald cypress, known as knees, are only formed in water or very moist soils, so they won’t pop up in an average yard...

Autumn Fern

Dryopteris erythrosora There is no denying that a blanket of ferns in a woodland garden is a beautiful sight. Autumn fern provides an extra ornamental value. Early in spring, new copper-red fronds, which are very autumnal in color, emerge from the center of the plant. Mature fronds are a deep,...
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