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Titel: Fern Grower's Manual
Autor: Barbara Joe Hoshizaki, Robbin C. Moran
Sprache: english
Seiten: 624
ISBN: 0881924954
Aufgelegt am: 1. April 2001
VK Preis: 55,90 €

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Ferns are truly ancient plants, having existed on Earth for millions of years. With approximately 12,000 species of ferns, their array is staggering-- from the red and gold Cinnamon Fern to the shimmery Silver Tree Fern to the lushly green Oriental Chain Fern. Upon discovering the sheer number of fern species, a person interested in growing ferns might be just a bit overwhelmed. While many just pick up a fern at their local nursery, and hope their new household addition makes it through the night, others feel compelled to delve more deeply into the secret life of ferns. For the latter types, Fern Grower's Manual is a treasure trove.

This hefty volume (over 600 pages!) offers an encyclopedic treatment of some 700 species of ferns. Each is described in concise and accessible language, including a physical description, detailed pen-and-ink illustration, care and environmental requirements, geographical information, information on related species, and more. Authors Barbara Joe Hoshizaki (president of the American Fern Society) and Robbin C. Moran (associate curator at the New York Botanical Garden) provide useful information on how and where different types of ferns thrive, explore potential problems, and offer guidance on cultivating ferns indoors and out. First published in 1975, this book is a testament to the enduring popularity of ferns in our culture. This revised edition is significantly expanded, including information on almost twice as many fern species as the first, as well as more extensive and detailed illustrations and a section of color photographs.

While the book presents far more information than the average home gardener might ever want to know about ferns, the thoroughness of this substantial tome is unlikely to disappoint true pteridophiles (fern lovers). --Robin Donovan


Hoshizaki (president of the American Fern Society and retired professor of botany at Los Angeles City College) and Moran (associate curator at the New York Botanical Garden) offers a thorough treatment of some 700 temperate and tropical ferns species. The main text presents descriptions of species in cultivation, with information on cultivation, natural distribution, identification, and detailed line drawings. The introduction addresses the biology, culture, propagation, and use of ferns in the landscape. A new section focuses on fern problems, with a key to recognizing cultural troubles. Includes 50 color plates.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR

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This book offers useful advice on ferns and fern allies for any region, with details on cultivation, identification, landscaping, and more. Some 700 species from 124 genera are described in detail, including physical descriptions, cultural requirements, hardiness, common names, synonyms, special uses, geographical range, and notable cultivars or related species. Each species is accompanied by a black-and-white illustration to allow for easy identification.

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Hoshizaki (president of the American Fern Society and retired professor of botany at Los Angeles City College) and Moran (associate curator at the New York Botanical Garden) offers a thorough treatment of some 700 temperate and tropical ferns species. The main text presents descriptions of species.

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Tolles Buch, aber (vor allem mit meinen Englisch-Kentnissen) weniger zum lesen als zum Nachschlagen. Muss-Anschaffung für jeden Farn Enthusiast. Beim durchblättern hofft man als Nicht-Garten-Besitzer endlich einen Garten zu haben. Auf Baumfarne wird nicht im Detail eingegangen.
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