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Saturday, 15 August 2015

SOFT FERN IN MY GARDEN.

There are some plants that found their way into my garden and made it their home. Sometimes, these laid down roots in my flower pots and stayed there until I pull them out to make way for new plants. Sometimes, they are found next to or in between the flower pots.
One of these plants is the soft fern. These are probably from spores carried by wind into my garden. Spores can be found on the underside of the older leaves as dark spots. This fern do not produce flowers.
I usually find quite a number of these growing in my garden especially during the rainy season. Soft fern can be grown as indoor plants or in hanging pots as outdoor plants but kept in partial shade or under the porch.
Soft fern grows well in soft and moist garden soil. It does not need regular feeding of fertilizer. It is claimed that soft ferns acts as humidifiers and improve the air in the room.

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40 comments:

  1. Never know these Boston ferns can act as humidifiers. My garden also got a lot. Learn new things everyday.

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    1. Usually I allow them to grow freely until the dry season comes and then they dry up. Some can grow quite tall.

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  2. I love Boston Ferns and I have grown them in the house. I have Ostrich Ferns growing in my garden. They are beautiful and very hardy. They grow wild by the river around our place and in the Spring when the fronds unfurls, we eat the succulent fiddleheads before they unfurl. They are very tasty when cooked.

    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Hi Julia, if I am not mistaken the Ostrich Ferns or fiddleheads are similar to our local paku pakis fern. Over here we too eat the unfurls ones and we cooked them plain with garlic or with spicy prawn paste. We love it.

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  3. Hello nancy, your boston fern is lovely. Beautiful photos. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. These they grow on their own. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  4. I like these ferns. Very green and soothing to the eyes.

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    1. Hi Mun, me too. That's why most times I allow them to grow in my garden.

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  5. Nancy your boston fern is great. In Poland we grow them indoor and outdoor either.

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    1. Hi Gosia, I am thinking of growing this fern in hanging pots in my porch area.

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    2. Great idea my mum has some of them in the porch

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    3. Good! And thanks, I will get to it as soon as possible.

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  6. Really beautiful, Nancy! My favourite colour is green, it reminds me of nature and I find it very soothing. :)

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    1. Hi Linda, green is the most natural colour. It is also very soothing to the tired eyes!

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  7. We had these all over the place where I grew up in Oregon. Very pretty.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Have a great Sunday!

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    1. Thank you, William. Have a happy Sunday!

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  9. truly beautiful. too hot and dry here for ferns.

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    1. Thank you, Theresa. I only enjoy their presence during the cool and wet seasons.

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  10. I can't grow it here in the desert so I will just have to ooh and ahh here! I really have always liked this fern.

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    1. Thank you and have a great Sunday!

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  11. All I know is that they're ferns. I didn't know that they're called Boston ferns specifically. I always see this kind of fern in most of our hikes in the woods.

    This is good to know.

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    1. Hi Lili, I too used to see them as just fern only. But now I am slowly learning to identify them by name. Have a lovely Sunday!

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    1. Hi Angie, and they are great humidifiers too!

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    1. Hi Lay Hoon, it is fun if you don't mind the sweat and the dirt.

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  14. Some ferns found their way into my garden too. I let it grow because I think it looks pretty ..haha. But, the ones I have don't look as gorgeous as yours, Nancy.

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. I suppose the soil condition suits them and they were well watered.

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Have a lovely week!

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  16. Lovely. I don't have a garden and due to space constrain, I can't have small potted plants too. But I loved these fern leaves when I was a kid cos I lived in kampung ... there was a small garden in the backyard where my late mom grew some potted plants & fruits. Those were the days ...

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    1. Hi Karen, I too lived in a kampung where we have ample space to grow lots of fruit trees and even rear poultry and pigs. My mom took care of all these. Like you have said, those were the days........

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  17. They look just like the ferns that grow here! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    1. Thank you, Tom. Have a lovely week!

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  18. Oh, I love ferns...wish I had these growing in my yard.

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    1. Hi Rose, these ferns will appear and disappear according to the weather.

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  19. Now THESE grow like weeds in my garden. :) Gotta periodically pull them out.

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    1. Hi Stacy, yes they do. But I like them when they are young. After a while, have to pull them out. They usually appear during the wet seasons.

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