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Fern Plants Are Great In Landscaping

Ferns are ancient plants; they have been around for over 300 million years, although the modern species appeared 145 million years ago. They have many characteristics of flowering plants, but ferns produce spores to reproduce rather than seeds, and they do not have flowers. Ferns are not grown commercially but do make good houseplants and are great for mixing into borders or growing in damper areas where other plants may struggle.

Like the Hay Scented Fern, ferns are not restricted to the classic image of a damp shady growing area. They can be found in deserts, on the top of mountains, and can be significant pests in some areas, fern bracken in Scottish heathland, and mosquito ferns in tropical lakes. Some have particular requirements to grow, such as the climbing fern, which will only grow on very acidic soil.

There are many type of fern that you could choose to grow in your garden,

Christmas ferns are evergreen and offer year-round color and a home for butterfly larvae, and their fronds are often brought into the house at Christmas time. Maidenhair ferns are plentiful in the garden but will be deciduous in cooler climates; they grow reasonably slowly and prefer partial shade and a good amount of moisture. Maidenhair ferns are used in herbal medicines to treat all kinds of ailments, from kidney stones to asthma and sore throats; it is taken as tea. Japanese painted ferns are one of the prettier species, with silver and reddish-purple foliage that develops best with a little bit of early morning or late evening sunlight. However, the plant grows best in well-drained but moist soil and partial shade.

Fern Plants are relatively easy to cultivate, and they will survive in conditions that are not their usual habitat but will be unable to reproduce. They make good structural features in gardens as the leaves are unlike any other type of plant, and they can tolerate shady corners that other plants will not survive in. Ferns do not cope well with wind, so plant them in a sheltered area or with other plants that can protect them, and if there is a frost, ferns are unlikely to survive, so don’t plant them outdoors if you get regular winter frosts. Carefully chosen ferns will complement flowering plants in your garden, and many are very attractive in their own right, so when you are designing your garden, consider throwing a few ferns in there.

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