I have been lusting after a mounted staghorn fern for sometime - this assortment on a wall is incredible!

I have been lusting after a mounted staghorn fern for sometime - this assortment on a wall is incredible!

Water Ferns with two tablespoons of Epsoms Salts per gallon of water every other day or twice per week. Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate and give the plant the much needed boost of magnesium

Water Ferns with two tablespoons of Epsoms Salts per gallon of water every other day or twice per week. Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate and give the plant the much needed boost of magnesium

The Room Journal: How to Grow Huge, Lush Ferns. Submerge pot every few days in bucket that contains 3-4 gal of water and 1/4 cup Epsom salts (I didn't just repin, I tried it and it works! wj)

The Room Journal: How to Grow Huge, Lush Ferns. Submerge pot every few days in bucket that contains 3-4 gal of water and 1/4 cup Epsom salts (I didn't just repin, I tried it and it works! wj)

Start putting in your plants; work the nutrients into your soil. Wet newspapers and put layers around the plants overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspapers. - gardenfuzzgarden.com

Start putting in your plants; work the nutrients into your soil. Wet newspapers and put layers around the plants overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspapers. - gardenfuzzgarden.com

edging and mulching - wish my yard looked like this. Oh to aspire to such greatness

edging and mulching - wish my yard looked like this. Oh to aspire to such greatness

Because we have such big trees and no sun in our yard. :Utilize Groundcovers.  Take advantage of low-growing groundcovers that crowd out weeds to make your shade garden easier to maintain. As an added bonus, many varieties provide an attractive carpet of color (such as this golden creeping Jenny, which practically glows underneath a planting of blue hostas, purple coleus, and black mondo grass).

Stunning Shade Garden Design Ideas

Because we have such big trees and no sun in our yard. :Utilize Groundcovers. Take advantage of low-growing groundcovers that crowd out weeds to make your shade garden easier to maintain. As an added bonus, many varieties provide an attractive carpet of color (such as this golden creeping Jenny, which practically glows underneath a planting of blue hostas, purple coleus, and black mondo grass).

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