Ferns in the News

 

A selection of recent news stories concerning ferns and other pteridophytes that have appeared on the web: 

Hardy ferns recapture glory days of Victorian gardens
Huddersfield Examiner - Huddersfield,UK - 19 Jan 2008 Cached
Dryopteris affinis, the Golden Male Fern, can reach 90 cm (36in) tall and has produced some wonderful variations with twisted and congested fronds that add ...
Gothamist
Frond Friends in the City
Gothamist, NY - 11 Aug 2007 Cached
Ferns could be described as biological pioneers. The plants' spores float to inhospitable locales and flourish, creating biological and envrionmental ...

Just good fronds
Guardian Unlimited - 30 September 2006 Cached
Sleek, sculptural ferns are the perfect plants for a modern look. Ferns are prehistoric-looking things that have been around for millions of years, so it is ...

Scientists Look to Ferns to Create Novel Energy Scavenging Device ...
AZoNano.com, Australia - 17 Sep 2006 Cached
University of Michigan scientists looked to ferns to create a novel energy scavenging device that uses the power of evaporation to move itself---materials that ...

AXcess News
Humble ferns that saved the planet
Scotsman, United Kingdom - 1 June 2006 Cached
THE Arctic was once a balmy subtropical paradise with palm trees, alligators and an average temperature of 74F, scientists revealed yesterday. ...
Rock tassel fern loves humidity, mossy areas
Miami Herald, FL - 14 May 2006
Description: Lumped in with plants called ''fern allies,'' club moss, or rock tassel fern, is a beautiful tropical plant that is not so far removed ...
Ferns could be the answer to your gardening question
Seattle Times, United States - 13 May 2006
... To the unaccustomed eye, one fern can look pretty much like another — lacy and green. ... Think, too, of the overall shape of the fern you are using. ...
A fern that just suddenly appears
Miami Herald, FL - 7 May 2006
... And finally, like ferns, Psilotum has a two-stage life: spores germinate and form one kind of plant that produces male and female organs, which must unite to ...
Green Goes Underground
Washington Post, United States - 15 Apr 2006
... 106 miles of track, much of it underground, some of it deep underground. ... veneris , or common maidenhair fern, provide surprising splashes of green amid the ...
Ask Marianne: Sword ferns will enjoy a little company
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 14 Apr 2006
By MARIANNE BINETTI. Q: I have a wooded area under some trees that is partly shaded and there are native sword ferns growing there now. ...

Toronto Star
Modern gardens love ancient ferns
Toronto Star, Canada - 13 Apr 2006
Ferns are ancient and elegant. ... "Ferns really cool the garden down," Nina Aprile is saying from Wild Things Plant Farm in Clifford, Ont. ...
Royal plants inspire fern feature
BBC News - 12 Mar 2006
Using a stumpery - an area of hardwood tree stumps - as a base, the fern collection at Parc Glynllifon near Caernarfon now has over a 100 plants. ...

Species richness and distribution of ferns along an elevational gradient in Costa Rica
Am J Botany (subscription) - 20 Jan 2006
... within plant functional types along an elevational gradient and the potential mechanisms driving such changes, we studied species richness of ferns at six ...

Thorny problems: boxes, ferns and mystery gadgets
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - 13 Jan 2006
... What is the best way to treat ferns in the garden? Last ... Georgina Rowsell, Rutland. Most of the ferns we grow are not evergreen. They ...
Results still out on 'arsenic eating' fern
Science Daily (press release) - 23 Dec 2005
Katrina soil may pose health risks (December 14, 2005) -- A Texas Tech University study suggests lead in soil and sediment disturbed by Hurricane Katrina might ...
 

 
         
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