Ferns are often thought to be at home in mild, rainy climates, but ferns are a diverse family of ancient, highly adaptable plants, including several that grow in surprisingly difficult conditions. You can even grow ferns indoors, where their color and interesting foliage can be admired. The following articles provide more information about growing different types of ferns both indoors and out.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
If you’re searching for an unusual type plant to use in mostly shaded areas, consider the graceful textures and forms of fern varieties. Take advantage of various types of fern plants to grace the wooded landscape. Click here for some suggestions.
New York fern, Thelypteris noveboracensis, is a woodland perennial that is native to and found throughout the eastern U.S. Learn more about the fern in this article and consider putting this native plant in your woodland garden or natural wetlands garden.
Ferns give a garden or indoor setting a lush, tropical appeal, but when they don?t have the right conditions, the tips of the fronds can turn brown and crispy. You?ll learn what causes brown tips on fern leaves and how to correct the problem in this article.
About the most harmful thing you can do for ferns is too much. Ferns are very sensitive to over fertilization. In nature, they get the nutrients they need from fallen leaves or evergreen needles and rainwater. Learn more about fertilizing outdoor ferns here.
As with most plants, especially those that are potted, ferns will outgrow their location if given enough time. Learn more about separating ferns and how to divide fern plants in this article. Click here for additional information.
Ferns are lush, green woodland plants valued for their ability to thrive in low light and moist environments where most plants won?t survive. However, the plants sometimes develop strange symptoms such as rusty looking fern leaves. Learn more about that here.
Ferns are attractive when used in the shady home garden. A large number of ferns withstand winter cold and summer heat, which makes them particularly useful in the landscape. Get more info in this article.
Ever wonder when and how to transplant ferns from one place to another? Well, you?re not alone. If you move a fern at the wrong time or in the wrong way, you risk the loss of the plant. Learn more here.