Ferns have gotten a bad reputation. If you have ever tried to nurse a Boston in your house through the winter, you have likely come out of the situation with a less than enthusiastic attitude about ferns. If they made it to spring, you have probably been cleaning up after the shedding foliage all winter, secretly vowing to never let a fern darken your doorstep (or porch) again. I have never quite understood the appeal of the Boston Fern, there are so many other amazing choices that are tough, hardy, evergreen, and native. I am vowing to repair your relationship to the fern kingdom. So for the purpose of doing so, I am only going to show you the ferns I have for sale (what would be the purpose in making you fall in love and then telling you you're on your own in finding it?) ***HOVER OVER THE PHOTO FOR INFO, CLICK HERE OR ON PHOTO FOR LINK TO STORE PAGE***
NC Native Ferns (perennial)
Hardy Evergreen Ferns
Non-Native Perennial Ferns
Tender Ferns that are just too beautiful to pass up (and totally worth the pain of wintering them in the house!)
I'm always leery of repotting ferns. There are a handful of plants that do better when they are root bound, but it was about to burst out of the nursery pot. It was quite a site seeing me try to wrestle it out of the pot...it was completely stuck, so much so that I had to cut the pot and even after I cut it, the roots kind of stuck to the pot since they were in so tightly. Luckily, she was very happy in her new home! Once I cut the roots up a bit, it took just a little bit of potting soil to fill it.
You can see the new fronds forming above the lip of the pot.
Macho is the chubby cousin to Kimberly Queen. The leaves are a bit wider and thicker.
I've enjoyed this Foxtail in a pot with some coleus!
Ok, I have to show off my Rabbit's Foot....this was on my grandmother's front patio for years, so it was very important to give it a good home!