Last week I received about 15 extra large wire baskets with all kinds of ferns in them. The lady that owned them had passed away and her husband was a very elderly gentleman. He was tired of going out to the greenhouse and watering everything so I ended up with them. Needless to say none of them are in perfect condition. He just watered them when he would think about it. I need to know what to do to get them back into prime condition.
There are a couple of Boston Ferns, Rabbit Foots, Swords Ferns, Wood Ferns, and I don't know what all else. I would like to know what I should fertilize them with and how often? Although I love ferns I've never really been a good mother to them. I would however like to learn to be a better fern mama and over winter these ferns in my small greenhouse. Hopefully they will rebound and be beautiful by next spring and I can put them outside in the yard in the shade somewhere. I have all kinds of other hanging baskets and I don't have any problems with them. I do grow a bunch of bromeliads and I think the ferns would add alot of interest to the areas where I put my broms in the summer.
Please someone or everyone get back with me and let me know how I should care for these ferns!
Happy Gardening, Marian