In the shadow of large ferns, dinosaurs rested millions of years ago.
The dinosaurs are extinct but the ferns live on.
We enjoy them in the woods, in the garden and as houseplants. The ferns' beautiful shapes and varying splendor of color have always inspired home decor and design. We meet it in everyday life as a pattern on fabrics, porcelain and furniture.
Read about the history and distribution of the fern - Botany and species - Ethnobotany and folk beliefs - The fern craze - fern madness - The fern in art and interior design
Cultivation advice for ferns outside and inside.
By: Anton Sundin & Elisabeth Svalin Gunnarsson.