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The foxtail fern is an evergreen drought resistant plant that needs little care and looks bright green all year long. It is also known as Asparagus...

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Asparagus Fern

This lovely fern is commonly known as a foxtail fern. My mother gave me one several years ago and for a long time it was in a container. I transplanted it to a shady spot in the garden it's doing splendidly! I love the spiky yet soft look of this fern. Every garden needs unusual plants that are easy to grow and this fern is both.

from Better Homes and Gardens

Power Perennials: Plants That Thrive No Matter What

Artemisia- Artemisia has beautiful silver-gray foliage that won’t fade in the hot sun. This hardy perennial is also drought and insect resistant, and the branches make a wonderful addition to indoor flower arrangements.

Didn't know these existed!! variegated foxtail fern #gardens #garden nirvana Variegated foxtail fern (Asparagus densiflorus ‘Meyersii’)

Shade garden - Black Mondo Grass. I absolutely LOVE this stuff. Imagine it growing as a border for flowering plants with bright colors. Also makes a great mass planting surrounded by a stone border. Or in planters or flower boxes for contrast.

Foxtail fern Asparagus aethiopicus, Sprenger's Asparagus, is a plant native to South Africa. Often used as an ornamental plant, it is considered an invasive weed in many locations. Asparagus fern and foxtail fern are common names; however, it is unrelated to true ferns