Author Archives: Ken Druse

Ferns from spores

There are no seeds, no cuttings, just spores released from the sori on a frond’s underside. If the spores settle in a perfectly hospitable spot, they grow into prothallia, which look like liverworts…

Permission to Garden

After I’ve been outdoors only a few minutes, I swear I can hear the wail of the computer calling me back to the keyboard. We don’t give ourselves permission to garden; in fact, in today’s world, we don’t even give ourselves permission to be quiet.