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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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Ferns can infuse a shade garden with beauty and grace. Ferns are surprisingly diverse, with a variety of different textures — from frilled fronds to large serrated leaves. They can provide multiple seasons of interest -- with the fall colors of Autumn Brilliance or the evergreen Christmas Fern. And, they are relatively easy to plant and grow. Ferns generally prefer shade. However, some types of ferns will grow in full shade or sun. If there is direct sunlight for long periods during the day, Cinnamon ferns are noted to be good choices.
Fern Plants are Surprisingly Diverse and Come in a Variety of Different Textures to Provide Ground Coverage to your Landscaping
Ferns do not have flowers or seeds like many other plants. However, ferns do have stems, roots, and leaves. Ferns reproduce sexually through the use of their tiny spores. They can also propagate through vegetative methods.
Soil And Garden Conditions For Affordable Ferns
When planting Ferns, it is best to add compost to the loam. Loose soil is best. The more loose and loamy the soil is when planting the Fern with its plug or bare roots, the better it will be able to take hold in the land that consists of rich, organic material. Working that peat moss and compost is an excellent way to prep your favorite ferns.
Ferns rely on shady areas to grow. Ferns grow very well in moist soil. So they are also a natural choice for edging a stream or pond. Ferns like the Christmas fern are great additions to replace other plants, especially perennials that loved moisture-infused areas. Replacing perennials with plants like the Christmas fern can keep your rain gardens looking full and green, year round. Ferns provide excellent ground cover in areas of the property that do not require much attention.
Depending on the ferns you plan to plant, some of these plants prefer acidic pH in the soil. Testing the pH of the soil and picking the ferns that will grow in these conditions will help.
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The Fern plants are a collection of non-seeding deep-veined plants in the Polypodiopsida class. These plants contain specialized water-conducting structures known as xylem and phloem to help distribute nutrients around the body of the fern. Leaves of the fern are classified as complex megaphylls and are deep green in color. With more than 80 different types of fern around the world, these plants can reach heights of up 65 feet tall in ideal growing conditions.
Species of ferns are found in several different environments, including desert climates and prairies. Although these plants are considered very robust and can tolerate a wide range of conditions, ferns primarily grow in shaded areas such as densely packed forests. Growth occurs primarily through rhizomes and several species have rhizomes which grow solely underground. Ferns usually grow in colonies and each species has an optimal soil pH range.
The greenest part of the fern leave, more commonly referred to as the Frond, is responsible for the majority of the fern's photosynthesis. In addition to the Fronds actively harvesting nutrients from the sun, ferns use a complex root system to harvest nutrients from underground soil. Several species of Fern are commonly used as fertilizer and to help improve soil quality.