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Native Ferns, Moss, and Grasses: From Emerald Carpet to Amber Wave, Serene and Sensuous Plants for theGarden Hardcover – February 19, 2008
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Cullina's book is an indispensable guide to the world of ferns, mosses, and grasses native to North America. These types of plants can be particularly important when establishing a meadow, prairie, or woodland for the first time, because they can help out-compete undesirable weeds. He gives extensive, opinionated insights into a wide range of species and includes sections on propagation and lists of species for particular environments (cool-season grasses, warm-season grasses, wet, dry, etc.). This is much more than an encyclopedia; its information goes far beyond what you could read on websites like plants.usda.gov and wildflower.utexas.edu.
If you hadn't thought much about gardening with grasses, sedges, and other "non-showy" plants before now, you'll look at these plants in a whole new light. This is the first of Cullina's books I've read, and now I'm off to buy his other two books on native plants.
It is a book I highly recommend for a gift to yourself or to gardening friends.
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The author has has a love of plants which goes well with his top level of knowledge. Many fine photosPublished on October 5, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Beautiful pictures and great coffee table book. Was looking for more of a field guide for mosses in particular, but at least the images and descriptions are a great introduction... Read morePublished on November 7, 2010 by Elizabeth A. Gruben
This is a fine book by a recognized expert on native plants. His encyclopedic knowledge is reflected in the depth of the discussion of ferns, mosses and grasses. Read morePublished on April 10, 2009 by Linda M
William Cullina provides the opportunity to see the natural beauty around us and realize its potential. Excellent resource and spectacular photographs.Published on May 18, 2008 by Amazon Customer
A must have for the gardener who wants to propagate their own ferns. Plus much, much more.Published on May 8, 2008 by Cheryl Hetherington