Timber Press Pocket Guide to Bulbs

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Gardeners of all levels will appreciate this sturdy, handy pocket guide's detailed information for successful bulb cultivation and identification. This is an accessible and comprehensive reference to more than 700 bulb species, cultivars, and hybrids. Illustrated with 300 photographs, it includes basic information on cultivation, maintenance, and pests and diseases as well as lists of bulbs for specific landscape uses. Every garden can be enhanced by the beauty of bulbs throughout the year, and this guide will ...
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Overview


Gardeners of all levels will appreciate this sturdy, handy pocket guide's detailed information for successful bulb cultivation and identification. This is an accessible and comprehensive reference to more than 700 bulb species, cultivars, and hybrids. Illustrated with 300 photographs, it includes basic information on cultivation, maintenance, and pests and diseases as well as lists of bulbs for specific landscape uses. Every garden can be enhanced by the beauty of bulbs throughout the year, and this guide will help gardeners narrow down their choices and select the best varieties for their own garden.
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Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual
"The text is liberally supplemented with 300 striking color photographs. ... The usefulness of the book is further enhanced by its compact size, which makes this attractive book very portable."

January Adams, American Reference Books Annual, March 2006
Suffolk Times
"This pocket guide will be enjoyed by all levels of gardeners and will help them select the best varieties for their own gardens."
American Bungalow
"Beautifully illustrated quick reference guide to a mother lode of choice geophytes for your garden."
— Kathleen Donohue
American Bungalow - Kathleen Donohue
"Beautifully illustrated quick reference guide to a mother lode of choice geophytes for your garden."
From the Publisher

"This pocket guide will be enjoyed by all levels of gardeners and will help them select the best varieties for their own gardens."

"Beautifully illustrated quick reference guide to a mother lode of choice geophytes for your garden."

Library Journal
When it comes to bulbs, readers have a wide variety of book resources; here are three new additions to the literature. Horticultural consultant Bryan (Bulbs) has written a comprehensive guide for laypeople to bulbs, corms, rhizomes, and tubers that flower from early spring through autumn. The bulk of the book, illustrated with more than 300 color photographs, is made up of a listing of bulbs alphabetized by genus. Each entry includes common name, plant description, bloom period, soil type, light requirements, planting instructions, U.S.D.A. hardiness zones, and garden uses. Where applicable, individual species are listed within an entry. Gardeners interested in growing daffodils, tulips, or hyacinths will find British horticulturist Stebbings's book a joy. Lavishly illustrated with 100 color photographs of individual flowers, Spring Bulbs describes 240 species and cultivars of daffodils, 190 of tulips, and 80 of hyacinths. Each flower is accompanied by information on history, breeding, structure, commercial production, cultivation, problems, and group classification. Stebbings describes each group and lists several cultivars, noting their colors and shapes as well as his opinions on their beauty and usefulness. If pictured, the page number of the image is also included. British garden writer Leeds (The Plantfinder's Guide to Early Bulbs) arranges his book first by season, then by scientific name. He describes a vast array of plants; advises on such topics as planning and preparation, storage, and seed propagation; and instructs on ideal conditions for growing bulbs in containers as well as how to make protective shelters and accessories. More than 100 mostly color photographs illustrate the text. Bryan's easy-to-follow guide is recommended for all gardeners while Stebbings's work is for more serious bulb growers who want descriptions of the myriad cultivars of spring's blooming bulbs. As for Leeds's book, its decidedly British slant makes it less useful for those who garden in the United States, as very few Americans garden in Leeds's relatively mild English climate. No U.S.D.A. hardiness zones are listed, but libraries in areas with similar climatic conditions will want to consider purchasing.-Sue O'Brien, Downers Grove P.L., IL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881927252
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/5/2005
  • Series: Timber Press Pocket Guides Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.34 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author


John E. Bryan is a horticultural consultant, lecturer, and television personality. He also publishes a monthly gardening newsletter and leads annual garden tours to Europe and South Africa. John has written and edited several books on bulbs, including Bulbs (2002). He gardens in the Bay area of California.
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