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i recently got my ferns out of my brothers green house and they look all brown do i need to cut that off?

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This fern has been burnt, most likely by sun or frost.  Cutting off the burnt fronds at the base would help it recover faster. I would also suggest transplanting (re-potting) to a much larger container with fresh soil because the fern is too big for the pot that it is in.

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I can answer all types of questions regarding ferns: their physiology, life cycle, taxonomy, culture (for both the professional and hobbyist), home and garden application and care, site suitability, and more. I can also answer questions in the fields of greenhouse production, foliage plants, and houseplant care, along with questions in the general field of ornamental horticulture. I may be able to identify fern and foliage plants by photo, but I am unlikely to be able to do it by description (though I will never turn down a challenge). I am not an expert in crop, field, and agronomic production. I am not an expert on annuals, perennials, tree & shrub crops.

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I am a horticulturist with a formal education and twelve years experience in commercial fern and tropical foliage production. I also served as Adjunct Professor of Horticulture at Florida Southern College.

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Florida's Nursery Growers and Landscape Association: current member and Action Chapter Board Member 2006-2008.

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I have a BSc in Environmental Horticulture / Business from Florida Southern College, specializing in Greenhouse Management and Production.

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FNGLA Action Chapter President's Award 2006-2007, numerous academic awards 2001-2005.

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Through my place of employment, I serve hundreds of commercial growers across the country and beyond.

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