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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.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
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
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
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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Fern Grab Bag- 15 Larger Growing Plants, Hand Selected For Your Zone
How Different Types of Ferns Make Excellent Border Plants
Fern plants make excellent border plants in gardens that need help keeping a garden contained, create a walkway, or help define the garden bed. Not every fern plant is suitable for this purpose but short, bushy, and compact fulfill all the border plant requirements. Because they can fill in space quickly, are low maintenance, and don't crowd out other plants, ferns can be used to create the garden space.
If you are considering using fern plants as a border for your garden space, some planting guidelines should be considered.
Fern Plant Description
Fern plants are small and stocky, with tall and numerous leaves extending from the center of the plant. The deep green hues found among the many different types of fern plants create a natural look appreciated by gardeners.
Hardy Zone of Fern Plants
Fern plants are commonly found in hardy zones three to eight, but a couple can grow up to vital zone ten.
Bloom Season and Color of Fern Plants
Fern plants do not produce flowering blooms, so there is no bloom season or bloom color to watch for.
Height at Maturity
Fern plants can grow to be as tall as four feet high, but for use as border plants in a garden, you want to choose varieties that are shorter in height when mature.
Soil Type Preferred By Fern Plants
Fern plants prefer moist, well-draining soil that is rich in an organic manner. Create a garden with soil that replicates the soil composition found on the forest floor for the best results.
Sun or Shade Preferences
Fern plants love shaded conditions, so make sure that the border you will use them to create is placed in a shady garden spot.
Hardy Planting Zone- 3 through 9
Bloom Season – Does not bloom
Bloom Color – N/A
Height at Maturity – Under 3 feet
Soil Type Preferred- Slightly acidic
Sun or Shade – Sun and Shade
Beautiful green foliage will add color and compliment the other flowers and plants in your garden.
The grab bag could include varieties including Golden ferns, Ostrich ferns, Leather-wood ferns, New York ferns, Cinnamon ferns, Evergreen Christmas ferns, Delicate Lady fern, and Hay Scented ferns. Excellent choices for any landscape and will cover bare spots where other plants might not grow. Use as a border or fill in natural areas with these easy to grow ferns.
Ferns also make an excellent addition to your shady porch where you can use hanging pots to add curb appeal to your home.
Your container should be shallow and no deeper than about six inches. Make sure there is about an inch or two around the edges to allow for growth. Ferns grow in a pot will need to be monitored for water and moisture and be sure there is good drainage.
You will need to prepare the soil before planting including creating an area with slightly acidic organic matter. Dig about twelve inches and insert the root ball of the plant and loosen the roots. Level off and pack down the dirt around the roots and water the surrounding dirt. You may also want to include a layer of mulch around the plants to keep the soil moist and create a healthy environment for your ferns.
In colder zones, you can keep your ferns from year to year by bringing them inside over the winter. Some ferns are hardy in zones 9, 10, and 11 where temperatures seldom drop below about 45 degrees. Most ferns go dormant during the winter and need to be trimmed in the spring when new growth begins to appear.