best ferns for the garden

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    Easy-to-Grow Ferns for Northern California

    Ferns are among the most beautiful foliage plants you can grow. With lush, handsome, beautifully textured foliage, and fabulous forms and colors, ferns are useful in the shaded landscape in…

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    Beautiful and Unusual Fern Varieties for the Garden

    When I first fell in love with the then-rare autumn fern (Dryopteris erythrosora, USDA Hardiness Zones 5–9) back in the late 1960s, ferns were strangers in the garden, with but…