All Things Gardening forum: Ferns not doing well

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Name: Mike Keough
Antioch, CA. (Zone 10a)
Dec 18, 2012 3:58 PM CST
I am in San Francisco and it is getting really cold at night. This Fern is four years old and has lived through our Winters without problem. What the heck is going on with it now? Thumb of 2012-12-18/putitupmike/e95bbd
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Name: Cheryl
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Dec 21, 2012 11:56 AM CST
I notice the fern on the east side of my garden look similar. We have had a couple light freezes which they do not like. The protected fronds look fine. Only the ones on the outside of the bed have some brown tinge. You may want to protect your fern from frost on those really cold nights with a cover. But really, some ferns do not like cold weather in particular. It will come back bigger and older in the spring with a little help..
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Name: Mike Keough
Antioch, CA. (Zone 10a)
Dec 21, 2012 4:48 PM CST
Thanks, they will get a blanket tonight...

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