Information About Ferns

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.

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Hardy Ferns For A Green Garden All Year Long

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Ferns are always a beautiful addition to your landscape. Learn which ones can take the cold weather and still stay green.

How To Care For A Tropical Mother Fern Indoors

By Amy Grant

Mother fern is a fern native to New Zealand sold as a common indoor houseplant. Click the following for information on mother fern indoor care and propagation.

Growing Ferns As Houseplants: 9 Types Of Ferns To Grow Indoors

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Fern houseplants can add a tropical feel to an indoor space. Click here for nine beautiful varieties of fern well-suited to indoor growing.

Shield Fern Plant Info – Growing Southern Shield Ferns In Gardens

By Amy Grant

For a shade loving and deer resistant plant, try growing Southern Shield ferns. Click here for more information on this fern variety.

Fern In A Hanging Container: Care Of Ferns In Hanging Baskets

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Ferns in hanging baskets are charming, and growing ferns in hanging containers outdoors is common over summer. Click here for tips on growing hanging ferns.

Common Fern Varieties: Learn About Different Ferns To Grow

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 Plants – How To Grow New York Ferns In Gardens

By Mary Ellen Ellis

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.

Brown Tips On Garden Ferns – What Causes Brown Tips On Fern Leaves

By Jackie Carroll

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.

Fertilizing Outdoor Ferns – Types Of Garden Fern Fertilizer

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

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.

Separating Ferns: Learn How To Divide Fern Plants

By Liz Baessler

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.

Fern Leaves Have Rust: What To Do For Rusty Looking Fern Leaves

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

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.

Taking Care Of Outdoor Ferns: How To Take Care Of Ferns In The Garden

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

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.

Tips On How To Transplant A Fern

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

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.

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