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Fern Newbie

Posted by joepyeweed 5b IL (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 5, 08 at 10:19

There isn't a FAQ page for this forum, so I am asking for some basics.

I had a shady spot in my yard, where I had some hydrangeas growing fairly well. I wanted to add some ferns for filler between the hydrangeas.

I purchased several ferns from a local native plant nursery last fall, primarily maidenhair (adiantum pedatum) with a couple Lady ferns (athyrium filix-femina). I kept them moist and mulched them heavy with shredded leaves before winter.

So as spring approaches, is there anything in particular I should be doing to keep them alive, and promote good growth?

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RE: Fern Newbie

I have those two and don't do anything to them.

RE: Fern Newbie

I figured they wouldn't need much care, once they were established. I am just hoping that survive the transplant.

I am used to propagating the "prairie plants" that thrive on neglect. I was hoping the ferns would also.

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