It always amazes me how quickly the wooded area of our property is taken over by Ostrich ferns.
May 31 (pay no attention to the path of inflourescence-looking stuff. I spread some DE the day before. Oh and yeah ... all that stuff in the foreground is garlic mustard weed that must be pulled ASAP.)
All those Ostrich ferns and would you believe I've never eaten fiddleheads? By the time I remember to try them the ferns are too big. When I walk through them many are eye level.
The ferns are beautiful if not a tad aggressive, but for the most part I let them go where they want. When they pop up in the lawn they just get mowed with the rest of it.