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Fern Grower's Manual

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ISBN-10: 0881924954

ISBN-13: 9780881924954

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Barbara Joe Hoshizaki, Robbin C. Moran

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Ferns have graced our planet for hundreds of millions of years. With about 12,000 named species of ferns worldwide, the variety to be found among them is staggering in its array of forms, textures, and even colors. From towering tree ferns to tiny water clovers, ferns and fern allies offer a wide range of uses in the garden and home. This book offers useful advice on ferns and fern allies for any region, with details on cultivation, identification, landscaping, and more. The bulk of the book consists of an encyclopedic treatment of all the ferns in cultivation in the U.S. Some 700 species from 124 genera are described in detail, including physical descriptions, cultural requirements,…    
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/20/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.884
Language: English

Barbara Joe Hoshizaki is president of the American Fern Society. She is a former professor of botany at Los Angeles City College and held an associate research title at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has been president of the Southern California Horticultural Institute and the Los Angeles International Fern Society, vice-president of the Pacific Horticultural Foundation, and served on the boards of many horticultural and botanical organizations. She is an honorary member of the American Fern Society, the Los Angeles International Fern Society, and the South Florida Fern Society. She has traveled widely and introduced many species to cultivation, and has written numerous…    

Robbin C. Moran is curator of ferns at the New York Botanical Garden. He is the author or coauthor of many papers and four books about ferns, including Fern Grower's Manual, published by Timber Press.

Preface
About Ferns
The Structure of Ferns
Obtaining Ferns
Cultural Needs
Soils and Fertilizers
Through the Year with Ferns
Planting
Propagation
Landscaping
Growing Special Ferns
Troubles with Growing Ferns
How Ferns Get Their Names
Ferns and Fern Allies in Cultivation
Measuring Light
Fern Societies
Importing Ferns
Names of Pest and Disease Control Substances
Family Classification of Fern Genera Treated in the Text
Glossary
Literature Cited
Subject Index
Plant Name Index