Vern is looking good.
#1) I've been growing ivies since childhood (I'm now 23). I have ivies growing in both soil and water. One of my ivies in water has been declining over the past two months or so. As a child, when I had more free time (I know everyone can sympathize), I would clean the vase periodically to rid it of the "green stuff" (I'm not sure if its a mold or fungus or what). I haven't done that to this ivy. Could this be the reason for its decline? I had two branches growing in the same vase and decided to separate them today and get rid of a lot of the smaller roots that had accumulated at the bottom. Was this a good idea? Just looking for a little input. #2) I don't remember what journal I had posted to as I am a member of many within the realm of gardening. I had a potted fern that didn't look so hot. Thanks to the advice of some kind LJers out there, the fern, dubbed "Vern" (Yes, unoriginal, I know.) now looks 10 times better. Thanks guys! Before (March):