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Ferns, Fungi and Mosses: I need help with ferns!!!

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lovelyiris
Winnsboro, TX

October 2, 2009
10:50 PM

Post #7128209

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
pastime
Waterman, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 3, 2009
2:39 PM

Post #7130307

I have a huge fern that I keep on the patio all summer, but have to bring in the house over winter because my GH is unheated. By the time spring arrives it's looking pretty sad from lack of humidity all winter even though I spritz it. It's been my experience that moisture, humidity and acid fertilizer will bring your ferns back to life. My fern goes from sad to glad in a short time given the right conditions.

I took the picture this morning. I'm going to have to find a spot in the house real soon. I know it's going to suffer through the winter, but it always bounces back and gets bigger than ever over the summer.

I think your ferns will do fine once they get a little TLC.

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lovelyiris
Winnsboro, TX

October 4, 2009
12:05 AM

Post #7131719

Ok, I'll try my best at keeping these things alive this winter and hopefully they will grow and turn out to be beautiful next spring. Thanks for getting back with me.
Marian

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