Last Fall, I tentatively stepped into the Ghost Ferns Dividing Business. I had four original plants to start when I lifted one in the Fall of 2022 and created five Ghost Ferns. I took a look at the five - the two divided segments returned this year - in Spring . With that success under my belt, I took on dividing the rest of them. From five ferns, I now have eight ferns. I left the two that resulted from 2022 divisions intact. And divided up the remaining three - to create three new ferns. Below is the 'after' showing seven Ghost Ferns in this section including one *behind* the Weeping Nootka Cypress tree. Seven, you say? Where's the last one? I put it on the side of the house lining the new Boardwalk: Below are a few in-process Ghost Fern dividing photos: More Ghost Ferns is on my 2024 agenda. Fern upgrade in process. I'm posting this in November 2023, but I did this dividing and transplanting in mid-October 2023.
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Last Fall, I divided two Shaggy Shield Ferns into four clumps and transplanted them to the edge of the border with the hopes that they'd take the spot of some (fallen-out-of-favor) Ostrich Ferns that I had in this bed. I planted them in a row and then attempted to water them in all Fall. Earlier this Spring, I stuck six (6) Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip' plugs in the same bed both in-front-of and behind the locations of the Shaggy Shield Ferns . At that time....(Late May), I thought that I had lost ALL of the divided ferns as none of them had thrown up new growth. They all appeared dead. A setback when it comes to dividing ferns. Fast forward to today. I was puttering around and realized that SOME of those Fall 2022 Shaggy Shield Divided ferns had made it. I had two ferns last Summer, divided to make four small ferns. Today...I'm back up to three Shaggy Shield Ferns. See below for a photo showing the Shaggy Shields that have come back: There's a lot going on