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 Judith is as hard to photograph as a hummingbird (all the shots come out blurry she's moving so fast!) but Pippington the cat graciously volunteered his photo.

Judith is as hard to photograph as a hummingbird (all the shots come out blurry she's moving so fast!) but Pippington the cat graciously volunteered his photo.

Infamous but not famous: the Fern Madame spills her spores

The daughter of a surgeon and a desert flora botanist, Judith has always had a knack with plants.  Her obsession with Victorian literature and furniture eventually led her to discover the wide world of Victorian fern cultivation and taxonomy, an affliction from which she has never quite recovered.  Since the 1980s, Judith has named and introduced several new cultivars of ferns, and is a leading expert on the identification of temperate fern species.

 

Judith has over 1000 taxa of ferns in her personal collection and is happy to answer questions about identification, cultural requirements, and other fern related trivia.