Shorter Notes

Deparia okuboana (after Saburo Okubo, a nineteenth-century Japanese botanist) is a tall, deciduous species from Japan, Korea, and China. The broadly ovate blades are tripinnatifid and unusual in having round rather than herringbone sori. A recent introduction to horticulture in the United States, it is growing successfully in Zone 6 and recommended for dampish shade where a tall and tolerant species is a welcome addition to the garden design.

Depariapetersenii (after Petersen) produces a colony of pea-green fronds less than 1 ft. (30 cm) high, extending on short stolons. In the wild this Philippine native seeks moist loamy soil alongside rivulets or in weeps, in sunny places. it adapts easily to garden life in open ground with average moisture or in containers where it does best with daily watering. The fern remains freshly green in all seasons year after year. Deserving of a place as a tidy small-area landscape plant in sunshine, it is one of relatively few ferns that will fill the bill. For cultivation in the Western world it may be grown outdoors in Zones 7 to 10. (Description by George Schenk.)

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.

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