Posts Tagged ‘ferns’

UGA Downloadable Plant List Publications

Finding the right plant for the right place can really be a chore! Fortunately, there are several excellent references that will help you find what you need. Try these University of Georgia publications first: Landscape Plants for Georgia a great...

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Ferns – Bringing Indoors

Most fern baskets must be divided each year. Otherwise, the root mass simply holds too much water and root rot begins. It is difficult for homeowners to duplicate greenhouse conditions during cold weather but try these tips: 1. Cut the...

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Crickets – Control

Q: I will soon be holding a wedding at my house and I brought in some ferns and other potted plants from outside. Unfortunately, I now have crickets residing indoors. They make a pretty loud racket. How can I get...

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Rabbit’s Foot Fern – Repotting

Q: Could you tell me how to repot a Rabbit’s Foot fern? The fuzzy extensions have grown around and under the hanging plant. They seems flexible but I am concerned about breakage when I repot. Can I cut the fuzzy...

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Hanging Baskets – Evergreen

Q: I’m looking for a plant that will stay green all year long and flourish in a hanging pot on my porch. In years past we’ve just bought annuals. Is there a perennial that will work under these conditions? A:...

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Groundcover – For Dry Shade

Q: I would like to put a ground cover in dry shade under an oak but my husband thinks all ground covers are invasive. Are there any evergreen groundcovers that would work? If they had a blooming period that would...

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Bird Mites – Control

Q: We have a wren nesting in a fern-filled hanging basket. I take the basket down to water it carefully every few days. Recently when I watered the fern I was suddenly covered with minute lice-like critters crawling on my...

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Boston Fern – Winter Care

Q: I have seven ferns hanging from my porch. Please tell me how I can save them for next year. A: Assuming you have Boston ferns on your porch, as many people do, you’ll have to bring them indoors for...

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Wet Soil- Recommended Plants and Ground Cover

Q: We have a water detention facility running through our backyard. A lot of our yard is unusable due to soggy soil. Can you suggest a ground cover that we could use to soak up water enough to walk and...

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Kimberly Queen Fern

Q: I planted Kimberly Queen ferns in my shaded garden last year and they were beautiful until the ice storm hit. They, of course, died shortly thereafter, but I am noticing that there are green grape-like things on the ground...

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Asparagus – Harvesting and Weeding

Q: My husband has a very large asparagus patch. The weeds get in there and are difficult to eradicate. Is there a weed killer that would not hurt the asparagus? A: According to the Ohio Extension Service, harvesting and weed...

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Asparagus Fern – Not Edible

Q: My mother’s asparagus fern is producing small but tasty asparagus shoots. I never heard of a fern producing an edible vegetable. Have you? I guess it’s called asparagus fern for a reason. A: Hmmm…although asparagus fern, Asparagus densiflorus is...

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Lycopodium – Ground Pine

Q: No one can tell me what this is. Can you shed some light on this mystery? A: Theresa Schrum says: “It’s one of the plants commonly and collectively known as ground pine (sometimes running cedar). The botanical name is...

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Leaves – Using for Mulch

Q: I was raking up huge piles of leaves from our ever-struggling Midtown fescue lawn when it occurred to me how pointless and stupid this annual event is. After twenty years of planting, aerating, occasionally sodding, and finally just giving...

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Bostern Fern – Reproduction

Q: I have perfectly round brown dots on the underside of some of my Boston fern leaves. I can scrape them off with my finger nail and it leaves an indentation of the same size in the leaf. They look...

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Recycling Clay Pots

Q: Do you know of any place like the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the Buckhead Men’s Garden Club (AHC), whatever it is at the back of Callanwolde, Fernbank, Georgia Regional, or anywhere else in metropolitan Atlanta which could use these? A:...

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Resurrection Fern

Q: We are considering purchasing a home with large, mature trees in the front yard that have ferns growing on the branches in a couple of places. Is this a sign of weakness/illness in the tree? A: The ferns are...

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Plumosa Fern- Protection

Q: I purchased a plumosa fern from a grocery on a whim and it has turned out to be a fabulous fern. It’s unique because it is lacy and a luscious dark green. What do I do to protect it...

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