Buried Treasures: Finding and Growing the World's Choicest Bulbs

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Buried Treasures is written in an informative and often amusing narrative style that exudes the author's excitement when discovering both new and well-known plants in the wild. It is a vast mine of information, describing not only the characteristics of the plants but also various ways to cultivate and propagate them successfully in spite of climatic and other setbacks, such as those the author himself has endured.
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Overview


Buried Treasures is written in an informative and often amusing narrative style that exudes the author's excitement when discovering both new and well-known plants in the wild. It is a vast mine of information, describing not only the characteristics of the plants but also various ways to cultivate and propagate them successfully in spite of climatic and other setbacks, such as those the author himself has endured.
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Editorial Reviews

Munster Times
“The book contains well-written accounts of the adventures of a modern plant explorer, gorgeous color plates of the author’s discoveries, and perhaps best of all, insider tips on how the grow the plants [Ruksans] worked with for nearly a lifetime.”
American Bungalow
"Part garden book, part international thriller, the author literally goes to the ends of the earth to discover and cultivate rare bulbs."
— Kathleen Donohue
American Bungalow - Kathleen Donohue
"Part garden book, part international thriller, the author literally goes to the ends of the earth to discover and cultivate rare bulbs."
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“The book contains well-written accounts of the adventures of a modern plant explorer, gorgeous color plates of the author’s discoveries, and perhaps best of all, insider tips on how the grow the plants [Ruksans] worked with for nearly a lifetime.”

"Part garden book, part international thriller, the author literally goes to the ends of the earth to discover and cultivate rare bulbs."

Munster Times

“The book contains well-written accounts of the adventures of a modern plant explorer, gorgeous color plates of the author’s discoveries, and perhaps best of all, insider tips on how the grow the plants [Ruksans] worked with for nearly a lifetime.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881928181
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/15/2007
  • Pages: 460
  • Sales rank: 1,022,758
  • Product dimensions: 7.75 (w) x 10.64 (h) x 1.55 (d)

Meet the Author


Janis Ruksans has been growing bulbs since age twelve and since 1991 has operated his own bulb nursery in his native Latvia, specializing in rare and unusual bulbs. He has taken part in several expeditions searching for new bulbs throughout Europe and Central Asia. He worked at the Latvian National Botanical Garden and was the editor-in-chief of a horticultural magazine for nearly twenty years. He is the author of five books about growing bulbs. Janis Ruksans lives in Latvia.
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