Saturday, April 20, 2013

~ The Boston Fern Saga ~

Each year I look forward to buying the Boston ferns for the front porch, my favorite spot during the summer and late fall days. Last year I purchased the ferns on March 29th, this year I purchased them on March 28th.
I buy
10 ferns a year, six for the front porch, 2 for the shop area and 2 for the back door.
Now you see why I haven't put together a tablescape post from this room. A little crowed with all the ferns, happy none the less.
On Saturday April 7th I was lucky enough to take them outside give them a big 'ole drink and wash off their undercoat.

It's a wee bit early to hang them for the season, nestled all together is a sight let me tell you. I keep telling myself it won't be long and the gentle breezes will have them swinging too and fro.

Then back inside for the last few days. We had frost this morning and the temps are still on the cool side. I'm  hoping to take them out tomorrow and give them another huge drink only to bring them back in until Mother Nature decides to shower warmer temperatures our way. By the looks of the 10 day forecast that is going to be a while. {sigh}

Fondly ~ Lynne ~
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Brenda said...

We hang ferns on our front porch also. When the ferns are up, it's officially summer!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Lynne, your ferns are beautiful! Can't wait to get some to put out! We've had some fluke cool days this past week; and I think there are a couple in the forecast for the coming week.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love ferns, too...yours are beautiful! I bring them in for the winter and keep them near a sunny window and then out they go in May!


Marigene said...

I love ferns, but they don't do very well here...I need an eastern or northern exposure so they don't dry up. Sweet potato vines thrive, though and I ♥♥♥ their cheery lime color!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I love your ferns! I remember drooling over your porch pics on RMS! They are beautiful! Hopefully the warmer weather will come soon and you'll be able to enjoy them outside!

Have a great day.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Your ferns look fabulous! I was thinking about trying some this year myself. I wouldn't be able to leave them out until June around here! I bet it looks great when you hang them all up!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

i also am a fern fan. I have 5 so far this year. Just not able to over Winter them, so buy when on sale in the Spring.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I am going to try an asperagus fern this year when I get back...they seem to do better here in the heat...yours look beautiful!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your ferns are beautiful. They will look great on your front porch.
Hopefully Spring will come soon for you.
Enjoy your weekend.

xinex said...

Your ferns are gorgeous and look so healthy, Lynne. Hope you can hang them out there on the porch soon....Christine

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Can you tell me the best way to care for ferns, Lynne? I would love to hang one by our front door but it won't get any sun, is that OK???? There is bright light but no sun. YOur ferns look gorgeous!!! I have always loved seeing them at people's homes and hope I can have some...or at least ONE:):) XO, Pinky

Sarah said...

Those ferns are gorgeous. Makes me want to rush out and buy some for my garden. I have some growing in pots that didn't freeze back this year, but they don't look this healthy. '-)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love ferns, and these look amazing. Wow, I am sure they will be stunning hanging on the porch, so pretty. Hugs, Marty

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I would love to hang the hot dry Southern California weather they burn terribly..but under the patio cover is nice..
Gorgeous ferns Lynne!