October 22, 2015

Transplanting Ferns at My Farm

If you’re thinking of transplanting any of your ferns, now is a great time to do it.

Recently, I decided to redo a couple of my perennial garden beds - in particular, my fern garden outside the Tenant House. Ferns are very hardy plants, and have been around for millions of years. I chose to relocate some of the ferns in this collection to my home in East Hampton, New York, but most of the specimens would be moved down to my Maple Woodland.

Successfully transplanting ferns is not difficult as long as it is done at the right time, and with the right kind of soil. This week, my outdoor grounds crew at my Bedford farm has been busy removing the ferns and transplanting them to their new home. Here are some photos of our process.