Ferns for American Gardens

Ferns for American Gardens

by John T. Mickel

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ISBN-13: 9780881925982
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/15/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author


John T. Mickel grew up in Hudson, Ohio, earned his bachelor's degree at Oberlin College, and his master's and doctorate at the University of Michigan. He taught botany at Iowa State University at Ames for eight years before going to the New York Botanical Garden as curator of ferns in 1969. His scientific research concentrates on the ferns of Mexico, and his horticultural interests include the testing of hardy ferns from temperate parts around the world. He lives in New York City.

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"He introduces gardeners to a treasure trove of hardy ferns, writing from experiences in his home garden and as curator of ferns at the New York Botanical Garden for 35 years."—Marge Hols, St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 16, 2005

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