Potted Ferns – Don`t Leave Them Outside

Q: I have had some amazing, beautiful potted ferns for five years. But they have become huge! Is there ANY way I could leave them on our covered deck? I hate dragging them in and out of the house.

A: I feel your frustration but I’m pretty sure the ferns won’t survive winter on your deck. You probably have Kimberly Queen ferns. They are exceptionally beautiful. I know you’ve kept them for years but, honestly speaking, they’re inexpensive to buy each spring at local nurseries. Save yourself a lot of angst and let them perish. Then put them on your compost pile so they contribute to your landscape in the future.

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