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Getting started with the fern bench

Getting started with the fern bench

Let’s face it. Garden benches wear out over time when exposed to the elements. I have a lovely twig bench that I just can’t bear to turn into firewood. But I can’t sit on any more and neither can anyone else. So I decided to turn the seat portion into a sort of flat moss basket and grow little baby ferns, hostas, and some other interesting teensy plants on it. While talking to my friend, Lucy Hardiman, she said she had helped another friend make a ‘fern table’. So I investigated to learn more about this topic. Seems the term ‘fern table’ was born in 2002 via Sunset Magazine.

I’ve purchased some cedar to create a little box on the top of the seat to hold soil in place. I’ve also purchased enough of that basket fiber to cover the seat and keep the soil from going out the bottom. Now I need the time to start assembling this little masterpiece. More soon on the construction and the plants.

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