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What can save my Boston Ferns during the winter )

Posted by magigal Rochester N.Y. (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 6, 09 at 0:31

Good Morning,
I have two lush, beautiful Boston Ferns, that I bought in 10 inch containers last Spring. I re-planted them, using commercially-sold Top Soil and put them in big 16 inch containers in front of my front door. I have never had this kind of luck with all of the Boston Ferns I have had in my lifetime. I am not able to lift them, ( I am critically disabled from being hit by an 18-wheeler), but could roll them into my garage. I also could hire someone to lift them into my house.
I could also leave them outside with a heavy mulch of Pine Nuggets and protected from the harsh winter winds and snow drifts, and facing East.
What are my options that will give the best chance for survival of these wonderful ferns?

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RE: What can save my Boston Ferns during the winter )

I would recommend moving them inside your home and next to a bright window. You could have them lifted onto plant dollies-these can be purchased at any garden center or you could have them made to your specs. See link.

Here is a link that might be useful: how to build a plant dolly

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