Koru Inspiration….

On the way back from lunch at Governors Bay we stopped in at a New Zealand native tree nursery as I wanted to get a ponga tree fern to plant in our garden. I was a bit hesitant as to whether it would survive as we live quite close to the sea but  I’m sure it will be fine in the sheltered place we have in mind for it. This nursery had every type of fern you could imagine in the fern house and I was delighted to see so many with new growth. The new growth of a fern  makes a wonderful curving spiral shape as it opens and is the inspiration behind many of my koru designs. I took lots of images of the different colours and textures of the different species of tree fern and of the gorgeous koru shapes. The large tree fern in the montage is the silver fern – our national symbol : –


Pongas and Tree Ferns by Deanna Gracie ©

2 responses to “Koru Inspiration….

  1. Superb images of Nature wonders ! Thank you for sharing. Hope you ponga tree fern will adapt to the sea side.

  2. Thanks Isa – I’ll keep you posted!
    Deanna X

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