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  • noun Plural form of fernery.


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  • -- This plant is of the simplest culture and is well adapted for pots, ferneries, or rock-work.

    Gardening for the Million Alfred Pink

  • There was the story of her garden full of rare flowers, and her ferneries of rare ferns, and her aviary of rare birds.

    An Australian Lassie Lilian Turner

  • They can be grown in small pots, or be almost packed together in boxes or seed-pans; and when near perfection they may be shaken out and have the roots washed for glasses, ferneries, and small aquaria; or they can be replanted close together in sand, and covered with green moss.

    The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots 16th Edition Sutton and Sons

  • One of the most chastely beautiful of our native wild flowers -- so lovely that many shady nooks in English rock-gardens and ferneries contain imported clumps of the vigorous plant -- is the Large-flowered Wake-Robin, or White Wood Lily (_T. grandiflorum_).

    Wild Flowers Worth Knowing Neltje Blanchan 1891

  • I had no desire to continue in this depression, as I should in going north, for I should find nothing but lakes, marshes and ferneries, infested with the same primitive and monstrous forms of life.

    The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 1 Ambrose Bierce 1878

  • I was haunted by the beauty of the landscape all about, of the natural ferneries then disappearing, and of the domed forest-trees on the slopes, and was fortunate in meeting a gentleman intent on preserving in art the beauties of his country.

    Sailing Alone Around the World Joshua Slocum 1877

  • I had returned to the old home during a summer vacation of the State University, and, having made a beginning in botany, I was, of course, full of enthusiasm and ran eagerly to my beloved pogonia, calopogon, and cypripedium gardens, osmunda ferneries, and the lake lilies and pitcher-plants.

    The Story of My Boyhood and Youth John Muir 1876

  • Gothic chansons de geste, the rough and ponderous mass becomes, as if by passing for a moment into happier conditions, or through a more gracious stratum of air, graceful and refined, like the carved ferneries on the granite church at Folgoat, or the lines which describe the fair priestly hands of Archbishop Turpin, in the song of Roland; although below both alike there is a fund of mere Gothic strength, or heaviness.

    The Renaissance Studies in Art and Poetry Walter Pater 1866

  • I made for the Bois de Boulogne, there to find, instead of the old rabbit-and-roebuck-haunted thickets and ferneries and impenetrable growth, a huge artificial lake, with row-boats and skiffs, and a rockery that would have held its own in Rosherville gardens.

    Peter Ibbetson George Du Maurier 1865

  • I would have rooms for them here, that they should feel the _own-ness_ of; flowers to tend; ferneries in the windows; they could make them from these beautiful woods, and send them away to the cities; that would be a business at the very first!

    The Other Girls 1865


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