Garden Bulbs for the South

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There are hundreds of choice bulbs that revel in southern warmth and humidity, and Scott Ogden profiles the best of them in this fascinating, comprehensive volume. In a series of chapters that takes us through the gardening year, Ogden introduces the plants that help to give southern gardens their distinct regional flavor, many with charmingly descriptive names: rain lilies, oxblood lilies, jonquils, crinums, and scores of others. Weaving in bits of history and lore, Ogden details each plant's appearance and ...

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Overview

There are hundreds of choice bulbs that revel in southern warmth and humidity, and Scott Ogden profiles the best of them in this fascinating, comprehensive volume. In a series of chapters that takes us through the gardening year, Ogden introduces the plants that help to give southern gardens their distinct regional flavor, many with charmingly descriptive names: rain lilies, oxblood lilies, jonquils, crinums, and scores of others. Weaving in bits of history and lore, Ogden details each plant's appearance and growing requirements. Originally published to widespread acclaim in 1994, Garden Bulbs for the South has been updated and significantly expanded in this edition to include information on new varieties as well as nearly one hundred new photographs.

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Editorial Reviews

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"An essential gardening book—but not only for the South...And where many authors merely repeat what has already been written, Ogden's closely observed pecularities of his subject make it outstanding horticultural literature." Jerry Flintoff, American Gardener

"Written in the style of the late, great Southern garden writer Elizabeth Lawrence, this updated second edition is a must for all Texas bulb enthusiasts. There is none better." Greg Grant, Dallas Morning News

"This is a must-have reference for warm climate gardeners who want to enjoy the annual phenomenon of bulbs." John Bagnasco, Garden Compass July/August 2007

“Author Scott Ogden weaves a welcoming web of personal observations, common sense, historical references, lore, and inspiration.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604695090
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/15/2013
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 398
  • Sales rank: 376,621
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Ogden has prospected for new, garden-adaptable bulbs as well as proven, heirloom varieties in Texas (his home state), the South, Mexico, and beyond. As a horticulturist and designer he consults for and creates public and private gardens across the country. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Table of Contents


Preface     7
Introduction     9
Rain Lily Day     13
Petite Afrique     44
Winter Blooms     67
Jonquils and Kin     93
Spring Treasures     116
Irises, Gladioli, and Shellflowers     151
Crinums and Spiderlilies     189
Summer Glories     235
Cannas, Gingers, and Aroids     286
Designing with Southern Bulbs     350
Bibliography     367
Sources     369
Index     376
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