Tuesday, 7 April 2015

A to Z Challenge: F is for Fern

This month, I’m taking part in the A-Z Blogging Challenge, the annual event where hundreds of bloggers write 26 blogs—one for each letter of the alphabet—and post them each day of April, except Sundays. This year, I’m blogging about: THINGS THAT GROW IN ALBERTA. Don’t forget to check back daily and leave a comment on my blog, Facebook page, Twitter, Tumblr or via email at chase.superman.duffy@gmail.com. I’ll randomly pick a few winners who will WIN a SIGNED copy of one of the Chase “Superman Duffy” comics.

Maybe I’m not exactly a fern expert, but I thought they only grew indoors—like the fern hanging in my grandma’s kitchen. (I asked her about it once because the leaves look almost fuzzy!)

My grandma’s fern is not local, but it turns out there are some that DO grow in Alberta—like the ones around the edge of my mom’s rock garden. Apparently, ferns adapt to the cool Alberta spring temperatures (b-r-r-r-r), giving them an extra long growing season.

I don’t know if they are my FAVOURITE plant, but against my mom’s rocks, they are a deep green colour that breaks up all of the grey. Mom says they’ve been growing there since before we moved in. I think she really likes them.

My sister does too—she loves to watch the ladybugs crawl all over them. Yep, my sister LOVES bugs. * rolls eyes *

If you want, you can read about her in AMELIA XERCES DUFFY, the fifth book in the Chase Superman Duffy series. Win a copy, just by commenting below.

Gotta jet! See you tomorrow for a colourful letter G.

— Chase Superman Duffy

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