Synopses & Reviews
The Plantfinder's Guide to Garden Ferns shows just how easily ferns can be grown in almost every garden. Martin Rickard's infectious enthusiasm shines through in his lucid text and will persuade every gardener that ferns are what their garden needs most.
A comprehensive introduction to ferns, this new volume in the popular Plantfinder's series covers the gamut from giant tree ferns to delicate maidenhairs. Many gardeners will be surprised to learn that ferns can be used in a wide range of settings outside the usual shady borders. Martin Rickard, president of the British Pteridological Society and owner of a fern nursery, demonstrates their myriad uses by suggesting species for use in dry or damp shade, boggy areas, and sunny sites. The authoritative descriptions and expert advice on cultivation requirements are accompanied by striking photographs that illustrate the versatility of these ancient plants.
Similar in style to the Gardener's Guide series but somehwat larger in format and each covering a slightly broader theme, these books deal with hot topics in today's garden circles.