The boston fern (Nephrolepis exalta), so lush and green in the spring and summer… how do you overwinter a Boston fern?
Boston ferns need good bright light for starters, a bright unblocked south window is ideal. A hot, dry home will allow the your fern to be messy.
Here are a few tips for overwintering your Boston…
- Leave the fern in its container, prune all the leaves except for the new growth
- Move the plant to its new “winter” location
- Keep the plant on the dry side and hold off on fertilizer during winter months
- When it’s time to move the plant outside, move your Boston outside… begin increasing water, resume fertilizing (liquid feeding) and acclimate it slowly to new lighting.
The Boston fern has been around for centuries, why not start your heirloom fern!
To learn more about your Boston Fern in Winter, read the full article at the link below…
From the fern curator New York Botanical Garden, this excellent resource, covers fern structure, growing, gardening, propagation and suggestions on garden use and plant combinations. Ferns for American Gardens
Protect Your Family From Toxic Products and Medications...Begin with this life changing eBook where you will find:
- Natural Home Remedies - Discover how to live a healthier life with more natural remedies to treat illness you can make at home using natural ingredients like coconut oil, apple cider vinegar and honey.
- Chemical Free Home - Say goodbye to all the toxic cleaning products used in your home. You'll save money with over 30+ DIY Household Products and Cleaning recipes.
- All Natural Beauty Recipes - Great skin, beautiful hair and everyone will be wanting to know your "looking younger all natural secrets"
What To Do This Month - September
Every month there are things to do in the garden and September is no different. However, the garden is not just veggies but flowers, lawns and greenhouse.
As the season changes the - garden - is a wonderful place to hang out with lots to do! Find out what to do at: September Gardening To Do List: Flowers, Veggies Lawn and More