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Jan 22, 2016 8:11 PM CST
|Out of all my ferns this one is the most appealing to me:|
It enjoys a drink now and then but, since it's in shade and close to the house, it doesn't dry out. It arrives in spring in late April and only died back in early December 2015. It's not greedy for space and fills a niche with a gentle look.
Jan 22, 2016 8:40 PM CST
|Oh I love the maidenhair fern!|
It was also my favorite fern, when I could grow ferns, where I used to live
(I have managed to kill some of the toughest ferns where I live now so I don't bother )
Jan 23, 2016 4:00 AM CST
|Maidenhair fern has long been my favorite of all the ferns, with 'Ghost' fern coming in a close second. Despite the delicate lacy look, maidenhair ferns are extremely tough and hardy here. I planted 50 plugs in the Turtle Garden about three years ago. Starting to fill in nicely now.|
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Jan 23, 2016 6:33 AM CST
|I agree...I have limited success with ferns but maidenhair does well and lends a lovely fine texture to the landscape.|
Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Jan 23, 2016 8:57 AM CST
|Terri - I do love the coloring on Ghost but they have enormous root balls! I dug one for a friend and next time I'll have someone else do it.|