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MissPrissy-What do I do now with my ferns?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by tazcat70, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    After looking at your beautiful ferns on your porch I went and bought 3, somehow I managed to keep them alive all summer, and now fall is here. We had a frost this morning and you had mentioned that you put yours in the basement for the winter.

    Please help!!! I need more information. [​IMG] Do you cut them back? Do you wait for them to die off? Do you water or do anything special?
  2. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    I believe she said she cuts them back to about 2 to 3 inches and then keeps the soil damp (not wet). I'm getting ready to do mine also so this is a great question.
  3. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Songster

    Sep 19, 2008
    I bring my ferns into the house, and make them house plants. They like more humid conditions so I do "mist" water on them as well as my regular watering but otherwise they are pretty easy to maintain.
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Don't cut them back yet. Find a lovely place in your home with bright sun but not direct sun. Keep them moist and enjoy the greenery through Thanksgiving.
  5. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Ok, whew! Catastrophe averted. [​IMG]

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