Gardeners who seek an up-to-date, authoritative guide to the wealth of garden-worthy ferns available today will find none better than Sue Olsen. Drawing from four decades of experience as a fern specialist, Olsen leads the reader through every genus with horticultural merit, focusing primarily on the temperate species but also including tropical ones. The remarkably comprehensive plant directory presents succinct descriptions for nearly 1000 ferns from Acrostichum to Woodwardia, with habitat information, cultural recommendations, and help on plant identification. Chapters on the history, cultivation, propagation, and structure of ferns; a series of appendices highlighting plants most likely to thrive in various locations throughout the world and in special conditions; and lists (with contact information) of fern societies, places to see ferns, and specialty nurseries provide readers with everything they need to know to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of ferns. This expansive, well-organized reference is enriched with anecdotal insight and lavishly illustrated with 700 photographs.
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This comprehensive volume is a superb reference on the subject.
This comprehensive reference book, containing details on almost 1,000 ferns, is guaranteed to send committed pteridophiles into raptures. Add more than 700 enticing images, which often illustrate pleasing associations with other garden plants, or specimens in their native habitat, and the euphoria could easily spread to other gardeners. Gardens Illustrated
An indispensable addition to the bookshelf of every gardener, from the obsessed pteridophile to neophytes with a new-found fancy for fronds. American Gardener
Olsen offers the perfect guide to garden-worthy ferns. BBC Gardens
If you re a fern expert, this is an essential purchase for your home library. If you re a fern enthusiast who wants to learn more, this is the book for you, too. The information included in [this book] is both concise and comprehensive, and extremely readable. Northwest Garden News
[Olsen] could have entitled her. . . .bookFerns for all Reasons and Seasonsbecause you ll be convinced you need many more of these ultimate foliage beauties after readingEncyclopedia of Garden Ferns. The Seattle Times
Written for gardeners who want to know which ferns will grow best in their landscapes and how to care for them. People Places Plants
Heavily illustrated with superb color photos. . . .This volume is a definitive reference for ferns. SciTech Book News
If you think one fern looks pretty much like another, this tome comprehensively demonstrates just how varied, versatile, and valuable ferns can be to any garden scheme. Camden Herald
This may be the crown jewel of an excellent assembly of local books this year. If you are not a fan of ferns, Sue Olsen s infectious but informative style will convert you. Washington Park Arboretum Bulletin
From its lush illustrations to its useful appendices this is a voluptuous volume, equally appealing to the fern maven or the aspiring gardener. Hardy Fern Foundation Quarterly"
Sue Olsen has been studying, photographing, and writing about ferns for more than four decades. Her nursery, Foliage Gardens, has introduced numerous ferns to horticulture. A founding member and first president of the Hardy Fern Foundation, Sue is editor of the HFF Quarterly. She is a graduate of Cornell University and lives in Bellevue, Washington.
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Descrizione libro Timber Press, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0881928194