Saturday 6 April 2019

A to Z Challenge: F is for Fern

In case you missed it, I'm taking part in the 10th anniversary of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, the annual event where hundreds of bloggers write 26 blogs—one for each letter of the alphabet—and post them each day of the month, except Sundays. I’m blogging about: THINGS THAT GROW IN ALBERTA. Leave a comment on my blog, Facebook page, or Twitter for a chance to WIN a set of the Superman Duffy books.

Missed a post? Click here start back at the letter "A."

F is for Fern

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 gray. 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. <insert eye roll here>

If you want, you can read about her in AMELIA XERCES DUFFY, the fifth book in the Chase Superman Duffy series. Scroll up to the top of the post to learn how you can WIN a copy—or the entire set of 16 books.

Gotta jet! See you Monday for the letter "G!"

~ Chase Superman Duffy


  1. I'm a fan of ferns. Here, in Malaysia, they grow in abundance and there are even varieties which can be eaten! Visiting from


  2. Edible ferns? I've never heard of that. Thank you for sharing! And welcome to my blog :-) I will go look at yours.