types of fern can be added to the same garden, for a dramatic
look. Most of the fern species prefer shaded areas with moist
soil, and these can be combined underneath a shade-giving
tree for a spectacular look. Most species of fern are purely
green, while other types of fern, such as cinnamon and Japanese
painted, offer vivid colors to a shady garden.
is often hard to do, as many species of fern look very similar.
The easiest type of fern identification is close inspection
of the orientation of the fronds and the leaves growing off
the sides. Many types of ferns, while looking similar at first
glance, will become very different indeed when inspected thoroughly.
information about the several types of ferns available for
home gardens, the Internet is a wonderful tool. Many websites
hosted by nurseries offer information on the types of ferns,
and may even have ferns for sale. Another source of information
on the various types of ferns would be any local library.
Many books have been compiling the species of fern that are
available in various regions of the world.