Can I trim a Boston fern?

Christine P
by Christine P

Two years ago I had a boston fern on my porch that grew quite big. I brought it inside to overwinter. It survived inside, however made a huge mess with dropping leaves that I then had to clean up--ALL WINTER. ARGGG. I have another one this year that is big and was wondering if I could cut it back quite severely and then bring inside for the winter. Will it survive? HELP!!!!!

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