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#118952 Aug 26th, 2007 at 11:41 PM
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Hi all, I am new to this forum and gardening as well. I am currently living in southern Germany and I was walking in the woods the other day and saw some GORGEOUS ferns growing near the walking path. I dug up a small one from the roots. When I got home I put it in a glass of water until I could get a pot and soil; within the hour it shriveled up and died; dry as a bone! Was it not supposed to go in water? What happened? I want to try to grow one the are just beautiful and grow to enormous sizes!
Thanks for any insight.

Dina #118994 Aug 27th, 2007 at 06:23 AM
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Dina, can you provide us with a picture? Also, I'm not sure you should dig up wild plant and transplant them back to your own garden...sometimes it can be illegal


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