Bulbs: Four Seasons of Beautiful Blooms

Bulbs: Four Seasons of Beautiful Blooms

by Lewis Hill, Nancy Hill
     
 

A seasonal guide to adding bulbs to home and garden.

Author Biography: Husband-and-wife author team Lewis and Nancy Hill currently live in Greensboro, Vermont where they own and operate a small fruit farm called Berryhill. Previously, Lewis first started a small plant nursery in the late 1940's where he grew daylilies, hardy plants, fruits, antique apples,

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A seasonal guide to adding bulbs to home and garden.

Author Biography: Husband-and-wife author team Lewis and Nancy Hill currently live in Greensboro, Vermont where they own and operate a small fruit farm called Berryhill. Previously, Lewis first started a small plant nursery in the late 1940's where he grew daylilies, hardy plants, fruits, antique apples, greenhouse plants, and Christmas trees. His nurseries were called Vermont Daylilies and Hillcrest Nursery.

Lewis also helped form the Vermont Plantsmen's Association — later serving as president — and was leader of a 4-H club for thirty years, sharing his knowledge with over 200 children. He is a member of the National Christmas Tree Association and the New Hampshire and Vermont Christmas Tree Associations. Lewis has written the Storey books titled Christmas Trees, Cold-Climate Gardening, Secrets of Plant Propagation, Pruning Made Easy, Pruning Simplified, and Fruits and Berries for the Home Garden.

The most recent title from the author team is The Lawn & Garden Owner's Manual, a landscape and maintenance guide for keeping beautiful grounds year round. Together they have also written Daylilies, Bulbs, and Successful Perennial Gardening.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Starting out by posing the 10-most-often-asked questions about growing bulbs, Lewis and Hill, coauthors of Cold Climate Gardening, then set off to answer them. The line drawings by Elayne Sears are clear and detailed, and the charts are well balanced by highly readable explanations. This book will neither lose the novice nor bore the seasoned gardener. It offers advice on getting potted hyacinths to bloom with taller stems, persuading added years of blooms from tulips, and methods of propagating bulbs and even hybridizing your own new varieties-techniques that are within the reach of nearly any gardener. The Hills have given us a combination of good reading, useful information, cogent explanations and a splendid bulb-grower's calendar. They examine bulbs that will bloom in each of four seasons, as well as give guidance on such subjects as forcing bulbs successfully, pests and diseases, and naturalizing bulbs. They go into the ``big four'' (crocuses, hyacinths, narcissus and tulips) in wonderful detail and pique our interest in lesser-known bulbs. This book will surely become a welcome addition to many gardeners' libraries. Photos not seen by PW. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882668789
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.59(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.74(d)

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