Midday in the Garden of Ferns and Mosses

Cotton Exchange Building on Bay Street, Click to see more

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II know, that title isn’t as catchy as John Berendt’s, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”, but I couldn’t resist it.

Ferns and Mosses on the branch of a Live Oak Tree in Savannah Georgia
Close=up of that same fern
Extreme detail shot of fern

Savannah is like one large lush garden of live oak trees, Resurrection ferns and Spanish moss. These three thrive all over Savannah, from the charming little side streets to the city’s numerous parks. The moss and the ferns would almost seem to choke these oak giants, but they get their nutrients from the air and not from the tree.

The Fern, Moss and Live Oak Gardens of Savannah Georgia

These photos were taken in January of 2007 on our trip to Savannah Georgia using a Canon Rebel XT. This grouping features photographs of the ferns, mosses and Live Oak Trees of this marvelous American Garden City.

In our small feature photo above and the larger version at the bottom of the page is shown a live oak tree in the foreground with a healthy growth of Resurrection Ferns growing on the side of the tree. The park in the background is Chatham Square in the southern section of the historic district near where we stay every year in January.

Cotton Exchange Building on Bay Street, Click to see moreOld Southern Mansion, Oglethorpe Street, Click to see moreEntrance to home on Forsyth Park with topiary steps, Click to see more
Tourists and Cameras, Click to see moreDecorative Wrought Iron Gates, Click to see moreSculpture at the Telfair Museum of Art, Click to see more
Forsyth Park Fountain, Click to see moreFree Ferry Rides on the river, Click to see moreWindow Shopping, Click to see more
The Ferns, Moss, Squares, Click to see moreChroma Art Gallery, Click to see moreHistoric Architecture, Click to see more
Broughton Street and SCAD sign, Click to see moreChurches and Steeples, Click to see moreSouthside Real Estate(s), Click to see more
Savannah Bed and Breakfast, Click to see moreShopping photograph, Click to see moreRestaurants, a virtual tour, Click to see more
Parting Shots, a few more photos, just images, no words, no ads, Click to see more

In the first photo to the left is shown the branch of one of the Live Oak Trees heavily laden with the ferns and mosses that are it’s constant companions in this city that is beautifully landscaped. This urban landscape was designed by the forethought of some very intelligent and foreward thinking city fathers and maintained by an army of municipal workers to this day.

The second photo to the left shows a detail shot of a Resurrection Fern growing on the side of a tree.

The third photo shows an even closer shot of the fern.

Copyright 2013, Frenchtowner.com & SeeSavannah.net, All rights reserved. If you would like permission to use this photo, <a href="In the first photo to the left is shown the branch of one of the Live Oak Trees heavily laden with the ferns and mosses that are it's constant companions in this city that is beautifully landscaped. This urban landscape was designed by the forethought of some very intelligent and foreward thinking city fathers and maintained by an army of municipal workers to this day. The second photo to the left shows a detail shot of a Resurrection Fern growing on the side of a tree. The third photo shows an even closer shot of the fern. Copyright 2007, Frenchtowner.com, All rights reserved. If you would like permission to use this photo, drop us a line here.

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