January 19, 2011

Are You a Good Fern Or a Bad Fern?

Same room.
Same species of plant.
Same watering and rotating schedule.

                      Exhibit A:                                                                   Exhibit B:



15 comments:

  1. I wish I was good with plants... I kill all mine and have terrible light in my apartment ... so im envious of even your Exhibit B

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  2. Just goes to show...It's not always ME that kills those plants!!...Um...I mean, exhibit A is really full and pretty. ^_^

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  3. Mebbe Exhibit B doesn't like the window? Ferns do like shade...They both look sumptuous though.

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  4. tell me about your winter watering and feeding schedule. my ferns always die!

    aleksandra
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  5. Who knows with plants... certainly not me. I can't even keep my basil plant alive.

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  6. Old House LoverJanuary 19, 2011

    I think the "bad" fern is either getting too much light, too much heat, or too wide a range of temperature fluctions with being next to the window.

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  7. I'm thinking too much sun? But don't pay attention to me. I've never grown a plant successfully in my life.

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  8. Unfortunately all my plants are exhibit B's.
    I am a plant killer.
    I admit it.

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  9. Yep. Know all about this. Except...I have only one plant, and it looks like the one on the right. You've really opened up a therapy session for all the plant killers!

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  10. Reading all the previous comments, I see I'm in good plant killing company. I think the one on the right is actually at my house..or it's twin is anyway. I do well with outdoor plantings, but bring them inside and they all have a suicide pact. Good luck though!

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  11. In my house, all ferns are dead ferns :(

    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

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  12. I'm so glad I could give all you plant killers a safe space to speak your truth.

    The weird thing? When I say 'rotation schedule', this includes switching locations. Once every two weeks, they trade spots, so no matter the light, they each get the same amount/kind.

    Isn't this WEIRD?!

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  13. Maybe Exhibit B is a Charlie Brown fern. Looks good to me!

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  14. Yeah, I'm a total plant-killer. That's why I stick to fake ones.

    I was about to go with the whole window/too much light theory, until I read your comment about your rotation schedule! So I won't pretend to know anything more than that. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  15. LOL. Sorry. I don't mean to laugh but this totally reminds me of my 5th grade science project-Do Plants Need Sunlight? I had 2 identical plants in the same place in the house but one was covered with a paper bag and the results look very similar to your plant sitution. I doubt you covered one with a paper bag, but if you did, you may want to remove it from time to time. I kid..i kid...thanks for the flashback!

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