Of all New Zealand plants ferns are most widely recognized as characteristic, and the fern is a familiar national emblem. In recent years there has been a worldwide upsurge of interest in the cultivation of ferns and their uses for home landscaping and interior decoration. Muriel Fisher describes 85 different species, most of which are superbly illustrated. Her text presents the botanical aspects of her subject with charm and liveliness and she is always aware of the practical needs and problems of the gardener. She gives detailed advice on fern cultivation indoors and out, explains how to raise ferns from spores and devotes a further section to pests and diseases of ferns. Particular attention is given to the attractive possibilities of ferns in modern garden design. Colour photographs of New Zealand’s most beautiful fern gardens and many close-up studies of individual ferns combine with an authoritative and readable text to make this book an important addition to our list of specialized garden manuals.
Please note this is a second hand book in good used condition.