Plus miniature preserved fern and mom's basket. I keep walking into markets and seeing big piles of white nectarines. I sometimes wonder if the fern and basket thing has become my "signature"!?? Sometimes I want to put something in a simple bowl. Sometimes I want to put something in a basket without the fern. But NO!! Once again ,they go in a basket with the fern. My mom thinks my fruit looks better that way. Oy. Several years ago, I bought some real preserved miniature fern that was (I was told) only grown in ONE spot on some mountain in the the U.S., ONCE a year. I bought it and I LOVED it! It never dried out, and it was gorgeous. The seller ran out for several years (a mini nightmare) until I emailed her and offered to give her one of my embryos for a little fern (if she could scrape some together). Magically, a big old bag of it appeared in my mailbox...for free (from her private stash)!! I was thrilled, so I made something special and mailed it to her. So, long story short, this is the reason for the proliferation of baskets with fern :-D.