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The Plant Lover's Guide to Ferns

By Sue Olsen, Richie Steffen

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Published By
Timber Press
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Number Of Pages
252
Publication Date
April 08, 2015
ISBN
9781604694741

The Plant Lover's Guide to Ferns

By Sue Olsen, Richie Steffen

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Ferns are easy to grow and readily available in big box stores, garden centers, and mail-order nurseries, making them a popular ornamental among new and advanced gardeners. Perfect for containers, borders, layered gardens, foliage accents, and shady areas, ferns come in a range of colors and varieties. The Plant Lover’s Guide to Ferns, by fern enthusiasts Richie Steffen and Sue Olsen, is packed with information on these reliable plants. The book includes profiles for 134 plants, with information on growth and propagation, advice on using ferns in garden design, and lists of where to buy the plants and where to view them in public gardens.

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Review quotes

“Sure to get you down on your hands and knees.” —New York Times Book Review  

“Their abundant expertise is evident in the detailed descriptions…visually, the book is stunning.” —Garden Design

“All the knowledge these two fern fanciers accumulated over their years of study are beautifully presented in The Plant Lover’s Guide to Ferns.” —Seattle Times 

“This slim volume offers the pteridomaniac just the right amount of inspiration and information to keep them on track.” —Pacific Horticulture

“If you live in Western Washington and you like plants, you need this book. . . . I am so inspired that I intend to fill a single large container with my favorite fern—as soon as I can decide which fern in this book is my favorite.” —The Daily News

“Don’t dare open this book unless you are ready to fall in love…Steffen and Olsen have produced a lush, user-friendly book, replete with obvious expertise and a shared love for their subject.” —Hardy Fern Foundation Quarterly

“This is a book that is not just for fern lovers, but also for those who want to use the rich tapestry of foliage, color, and texture of ferns to great effect in the garden.” —Pteridologist Review 

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Product details

Published By
Timber Press
Categories
Number Of Pages
252
Publication Date
April 08, 2015
ISBN
9781604694741

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