Sad transplanted ferns
First off, I know the conditions were about the worst possible but I was offered free plants so I took them. I'm broke and my yard is ugly.
My neighbor brought over some ostrichs fern from a stand she thinned out. It was the middle of a hot day. I got them in the ground - shade with dappled light, direct sun in the late afternoon for 90 minutes - right away and watered the heck out of them. The first day they looked good but the second showed drooping at the top 20% of the fronds. I put a soaker hose on them but today, the third day, they show no improvement. That said, they aren't noticeably worse.
Any suggestions for making my sad ferns happy?