Autumn Fern Slow to Emerge
I have an Autumn fern which has been in the same spot for 3 years. It grew larger each year until this year. The brown fiddleheads all remain tightly curled except for one that just emererged today (7/13/07). Does anyone have any idea of what's wrong with this plant? My other Autumn ferns which are located close by are fine, in fact all my ferns are thriving except this one. I tried unfurling one fiddlehead last month, it snapped in my hand but under the brown exterior it was green & alive.It looks like another fiddle head is about to unfurl. Any ideas as to what's wrong and how to treat it would be appreciated.