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rose wrote at 2013-03-14 14:39:59
Hello- I have the exact same situation going on in my new home.. I have a fern I have had since I was 13 years old that has moved with me my whole lifetime and it is yellowed and not doing well. Other plants to are not thriving as they did. Some of these plants are 10+ years old.

I also have a natural gas furnace and beautiful natural light- 2 sets of patio doors and a vaulted 3 window wall. My previous homes did not.

I have been googling this and cant find anything specific- but many years ago when I was in horticulture college, I vaguely remember natural gas homes were not good for plants esp ferns ??

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