By Barbara Joe Hoshizaki
Ferns have graced our planet for hundreds and hundreds of thousands of years. With approximately 12,000 named species of ferns around the globe, the diversity to be came across between them is incredible in its array of varieties, textures, or even colours. From towering tree ferns to tiny water clovers, ferns and fern allies supply quite a lot of makes use of within the backyard and residential. This ebook bargains necessary suggestion on ferns and fern allies for any sector, with information on cultivation, identity, landscaping, and extra. the majority of the booklet involves an encyclopedic therapy of the entire ferns in cultivation within the U.S. a few seven-hundred species from 124 genera are defined intimately, together with actual descriptions, cultural requisites, hardiness, universal names, synonyms, specified makes use of, geographical diversity, and extraordinary cultivars or similar species. every one species is followed through a black-and-white representation to permit for simple identity and to supply an invaluable technique of evaluating species. up to date and significantly improved, this new version of Hoshizaki's unique 1975 ebook is the main accomplished e-book on hand on fern cultivation.