Lady Ferns are plants which have been used in herbal medicine since ancient times. They were traditionally used to treat fevers, coughs, colds and other ailments. Today they are still widely popular among home gardeners because of their adaptability and ability to thrive indoors without any special care. However, some people don’t like them because they get too much sun or if they grow out of control and become invasive. Some people even think that lady ferns are poisonous!
So how do you decide whether to plant lady ferns or not?
The main reason why people dislike lady ferns is due to their habit of growing out of control. They may start sprouting up in your house, yard or anywhere else where there’s sunlight. You might then experience unpleasant symptoms such as itching skin, burning eyes and coughing up blood from the irritation caused by these plants. If you’re concerned about the possibility of getting sick from lady ferns, then it would be better to avoid them completely.
However, if you want to keep your house free of lady ferns but you don’t want to spend a fortune on buying new plants every time they grow out of control, then you could try planting lady fern seeds. These seeds will germinate easily and within just few weeks they’ll produce their own offspring.
You can collect and throw away the seeds before they start spreading around your house. This way you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of lady ferns without suffering any unpleasant side effects.
Some people are concerned about the small amount of toxins present in lady ferns, but these shouldn’t be a major cause for concern if you plant them away from your living quarters. If you’re careful to avoid getting lady fern spores on your skin and eyes, then you should be able to grow them indoors in pots without any issues.
Also, lady ferns have been around for a very long time and there are no confirmed cases of anyone ever dying due to being exposed to them.
So if you want to grow some ferns for your garden or house, then lady ferns can be a great choice.
Making Your Very Own Topiaries
A topiary is an excellent way to enhance the look of your garden or yard. They are quite popular in many parts of the country, with many people making their own at home.
If you would like to learn how to make a topiary, here are some tips that you can use.
The first thing that you should do is to pick what kind of plant you want to turn into a topiary. The most commonly used are rosemary, box, holly, yews and bay.
Bay trees are great for topiaries because they have small leaves and this makes them easier to mold.
If you want taller topiaries, you can choose to use naturally smaller leafed trees like yews or bushier plants like box. Most garden centers or nurseries will be able to help you find what you need.
Sources & references used in this article:
Local knowledge and management of the royal fern (Osmunda regalis L.) in Northern Spain: implications for biodiversity conservation by MÍ Molina, V Reyes-GarcÍa… – American Fern Journal, 2009 – BioOne
Flora of Alberta: a manual of flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and fern allies found growing without cultivation in the Province of Alberta, Canada by EH Moss, EH Moss, JG Packer – 1983 – books.google.com
Ferns to know and grow. by FG Foster – 1993 – cabdirect.org
The Ten Best Ferns for Northeastern Gardens by J Kelly – 1991 – Souvenir PressLtd