Newbie, need insight into ferns
I am looking to incorporate ferns into my landscaping in the spring. I have a few questions. Are there ferns I can start from spores indoors during the winter or should I just buy some in the Spring? What ferns will do well in a non-sandy clay and dirt soil? I've seen some really attractive lilac coloured ferns in Plant Delights cataloge that say they are zone 6 (Is that true). I am looking for ferns that will do well in full sun and ones that will do well with virtually no direct sun (my house faces north and I have a giant maple tree so the front landscaping gets little to no direct sun. I would appreciate any and all suggestions.