Publisher: Random House Inc (T); 1st edition (December 1975)
Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8 x 1.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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This book is fantastic for the amateur or professional fern grower. It is very informative, supplying you with alot of information about how to grow them, how to take care of them, and how to recognize them. If you are looking for one book that can tell you everything and more about ferns and not need to look through any other books, than this book is for you.[....]
This book does exactly what its title suggests. It provides very useful and simple information on ferns and their cultivation. It is not a wordy book though it has well over 500 pages. It gets straight to the essentials of ferns and their requirements. The detailed drawings are clear and very useful in helping fern enthusiasts easily identify different species of ferns. i would have loved however to see a few more pages of color photographs of ferns and more fern entries but I am sure this well written book will be updated in a few years time. The Fern Growers Manual is the best available manual for fern growers. Buy it and enter the other world of ferns - a satisfying experience for all who venture in.
The authors touch on every aspect of fern genus, their care and identification. Extremely concise it gives information on everything from propagation to informaton regarding pest controll and disease control. I pretty much read the book cover to cover, which is not something I normally do with reference material. This is not just another fluff book for growing your everyday Boston Fern and is far from a dry read leading to the snores.
A very thorough, thoughtful compendium on all things ferns: how they grow, how they are classified, cultivation requirements. You name it, it is there. The book only suffers from a lack of color photos. Hopefully they will be included in the 3rd Edition.
Well written and easy to read and understand. Plentiful color photos. Everything I need to know to propagate and maintain healthy, facinating ferns.Fern Grower's Manual: Revised and Expanded Edition
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