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Ferns- Great Border Plants For Shade Areas

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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.

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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

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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 For Shade

Ferns for shade

1.) How Ferns Are Beneficial in Landscaping
How Ferns Are Beneficial In Landscaping
If people are unable to see the forest for the trees, then imagine how easy it is to overlook the many benefits of the lowly fern in landscaping design. Ferns are such a common and essential part of the fabric of both field and forest; it's easy to see why this plant is dismissed. But various fern species provide environmental cover, act as food for both wild animals and humans, and even filter toxins from polluted soils, making them a critical "medic" in land restoration. And today, the "lowly" fern is occupying an increasingly important space in landscape planning on private land. Read on to see why.

The Benefits Of Landscaping With Ferns

1. There's A Fern For All Occasions

A few decades ago, there were less than ten species of Ferns for shade appropriate for backyard landscaping. Today, there's more than 150. And while even modified ferns remain nonflowering plants, their colors and shape more than make for lack of blossoms.

2. Ferns Command Respect

They do have animal predators and disease problems, but many fewer than other plant species.

3. Ferns Are Hardy And Don't Need Much Attention

A lack of or overabundance of moisture is possibly the single most significant deterrent to the thriving of a fern plant or colony. Working with professional landscapers is the best way to ensure the pairing of the right ferns with the right property.

4. Ferns Can Restore "Injured" Properties

Multiple studies have shown how ferns can filter toxins like heavy metals from land. Certain species of ferns such as marsh ferns provide excellent ground cover for very wet areas and can reduce damage from erosion.

Planting 

Hardy as they are, fern species have particular requirements. This is why it's best to have property types assessed and recommendations made professionally before proceeding. With that in mind, here are a few of the more popular ferns for specific property types:

For Very Wet Areas

Native species like cinnamon ferns and sensitive ferns do well in wet areas, including thriving in bogs and at the edge of ponds.

For Dry Areas

Not all ferns need lots of water to thrive. There are fern species that can survive in desert conditions, though these plants are smaller and less showy. The gigantic wood ferns and lady ferns do very well in drier yards, however.

For Areas With Moderate Light And Moisture

Hart's tongue (needs extra lime), oak, and autumn ferns all do well in moderate light. They also require less moisture than some other species, provided that this moisture is received consistently.

Ferns for shade