As we welcome the Christmas season, no home is complete without a couple of potted ferns for indoors and hanging baskets for the patio and around the house.

Ferns are one of the oldest plants on earth. They come in various sizes and shapes. Ferns do well in semi-shaded areas where they are protected from the harshness of direct sunlight. There are many species of ferns in the rainforest; approximately 10,000 have been identified.

Ferns stand out from regular potted plants. They grow from rhizomes which are stem-like and grow from the underground or right along the surface. Ferns are easily identified by their ornate leaves which are known as fronds…..

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