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Re: Macho fern


I doubt I've got macho ferns, maybe mine are their relative, hutspah ferns.
Same height and behavior, coming up in the lawn even.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: "Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, August 28, 2004 9:38 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Macho fern


> The weedeater and its operator are getting a real workout this morning.
> Macho ferns have seriously encroached on the front patio and have
> closed the path from the patio to the little clearing where foxtail
> palm, bottle palm, tangelo, and key lime grow. Don't know if you're
> familiar with macho fern [can't seem to find the botanical this
> morning], but they are a very vigorous relative of the Boston fern,
> which spreads by underground stems and can grow to 3-1/2 to 4 feet tall.
>
> So I'm mowing them down again, only this time when they start to come
> back I'll give them a shot of two of roundup.
>
>
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Zone 10a
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>
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