Broken fern

My outdoor ferns had something step on them and they broke. Do I cut them off at the break or down at the bottom? Also will they grow back?…

Outdoor ferns

I have a garden area filled with masses of ferns.They are shaded and have damp soil so they grow well.They are quite a sight!Two years ago I lost a few dozen and this year I lost several dozen. I wondered…

Dividing and Moving a Ghost Fern

In Nov 2018, I had to remove a large dying 30 yr old spruce tree from my south facing back yard.  I had a lot of shade, but now the garden is almost full sun.  Under this spruce tree, I…

Ferns

I live at Queen and Parliament with a good size yard for my location. I’ve tried to grow several different ferns with lousy results. Over the last 15 years I’ve enriched the soil with manure and peat and have tried…

Overwintering Indoor Ferns

I moved two large ‘ruffles’ variety ferns and two asparagus ‘plumosa’ inside my apartment at the end of fall to keep them over winter. When I brought them out of isolation, they looked healthy. They are 1 1/2 feet from…

Astilbe Companion Flowers

I am going to have to transplant my astilbes. The problem is, the area between the sidewalk and the astilbes gets sun. I would like a low-growing complimentary plant that will not hide the astilbes. Any suggestions would be appreciated.…

Ferns on a balcony

Which ferns would grow well on an east-facing balcony with about 1 hour of morning sunlight? I would like to plant several different varieties for maximum visual impact. Could they survive winter?…

Ferns for shade and loamy soil

I am looking for ferns that thrive in mostly shade, in loam. Could you tell me what variety I need and where I can buy them in Toronto?  …

When to plant root stock in Toronto

I purchased some clematis, bleeding heart, ferns and astilbes as bagged roots a few weeks ago. They’ve been sitting in the house but are starting to smell. Is it too early to plant them in the garden now? Have I…

Strange Ostrich Fern Spots

I’ve got a strange fern inquiry! Attached is a picture of a client’s Ostrich fern with strange, beige window-like spots. They don’t seem to have anything inside the windows (thinking there might be a new leafminer out there I inspected…