This is our third edition of the directory and presents our most comprehensive listing of fern gardens, nurseries, and reserves in North America. This issue includes 204 entries from 36 states, plus Washington DC, along with 3 Canadian provinces.
20th Anniversary "How To" Special Issue
Everthing you ever wanted to know about growing ferns, from starting a fern garden to growing ferns in all sorts of interesting and unique situations!
Table of contents
How you might get started with ferns – Lyman Black Collecting and Cleaning Spores – A.R. Matt Busby How to Propagate Ferns – Sue Olsen 1859 And All That – Alastair C. Wardlaw How to Build a Limestone Cobble – Joan Eiger Gottlieb How to Build a Fern Bog – Ralph Archer Stumped – Pat Riehl How to Grow Xeric Ferns – David Schwartz Fern Table, Pro and Con – George Schenk How to Provide Winter Care for Tree Ferns – HFF and Martin Rickard Container Gardening with Ferns – Richie Steffen Growing Lime-Loving Ferns in Tufa in Vermont – Don Avery
Special Publication on Hardy Garden Ferns
This Spring, 2005 publication is an excellent resource on hardy garden ferns featuring personal evaluations and recommendations for using ferns in assorted climates and exposures throughout the country.
The Fern Propagation Handbook
-A 42 page booklet written by Hardy Fern Foundation members.
Table of Contents
The Sex Life (or Life Cycle) of Ferns -- Joan Eiger Gottlieb Apogamy and Apospory for Amateurs -- Joan Eiger Gottlieb Reproduction of Xerophytic Ferns -- Martin Grantham Getting Started - Gathering and Cleaning Spore -- Sue Olsen Waiting for Sporophytes -- Alastari C. Wardlaw A Method for Growing Ferns from Spores -- Robert Louis Muller Yet Another Method of Growing Ferns from Spores -- James R. Horrocks Fern Propagation -- Sue Mandeville Growing Fern Sporelings on Pumice Rock -- Jim Baggett A Systematic Method for Spore Germination -- Samuel Tumey Vegetative Reproduction in Ferns -- Martin Rickard Fern Propagation Using Tissue Culture -- Serge Zimberoff Fernet discussion of propagation.
Our apologies, the Hardy Fern Foundation, 2015 FERN FEST DINNER is full for this year. If you would like to have your name put on a waiting list, please contact Jo Laskowski at . (as of 5-19-15)