Plants By Type
New York Fern
Saturday, January 29
There are many, many different types of ferns. Ferns make the riverbanks along lakes, streams and ponds look beautiful and give them their gorgeous beauty. Ferns make a great addition to any stream, pond, lake or creek because they give it beauty with its full green foliage and even aids in soil erosion. The fern roots clump together and prevent soil erosion from happening and decaying such as rubber-bands.
Ferns are a great site to see but it is always advised to leave them where they are and purchase them from a wholesaler or online plant nursery. There are two different types of ferns, wet ones or ferns that grow along the creek beds and river banks and the dry ones. Dry ferns love areas such as rock beds or areas that they can grow because the area is well drained.
Many people love to plant ferns along their natural areas or around their water gardens because they are deer proof. Ferns are one type of plants that deer doesn’t eat, so ferns are a great plant to have around that you know the deer won’t touch.
The New York Fern can grow to approximately 1-2 feet tall. These types of ferns grow well in wet areas and moist soil. The New York Fern is very delicate and fragile and has the smallest leaves at the bottom towards the ground and then larger ones and then gets smaller towards the top again.
The New York Fern is a great plant to have around a water garden because it doesn’t only add color but also gives you the natural look all at the same time.