Best Bulbs for the Prairies

Best Bulbs for the Prairies

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781894004619
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date: 02/06/2001
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Liesbeth Leatherbarrow is a Fifth House Books author.


Table of Contents

ForewordVIII
AcknowledgmentsIX
Chapter 1Introduction1
Chapter 2What are Bulbs?3
True Bulbs5
Corms7
Tubers7
Rhizomes8
Tuberous Roots9
Chapter 3Landscaping with Bulbs11
Color11
Bulbs in the Border12
Formal Bulb Plantings12
Mixed Borders15
Spring Border Design15
Summer Border Design18
Fall Border Design19
The Naturalized Bulb Garden19
The Naturalized Woodland21
Bulbs and Grasses22
Rock Gardens25
Container Gardens26
Spring Bulbs in Containers27
Summer Bulbs in Containers30
Cutting Gardens30
Conditioning Cut Flowers31
Chapter 4Buying Bulbs33
You Get What You Pay For!34
When to Buy Bulbs35
Buying Bulbs from Garden Centers35
Buying Bulbs from Mail-order Catalogues36
Chapter 5Planting Bulbs39
When to Plant40
How to Plant40
Chapter 6Caring for Bulbs45
Watering45
Fertilizing46
Mulching48
Staking49
Deadheading and Ripening Foliage49
Pests and Diseases51
Lifting and Storing Tender Bulbs54
Division and Propagation55
Chapter 7Indoor Bulbs57
Chapter 8Bulbs for Prairie Gardens63
Hardy Bulbs63
Allium (ornamental onion)64
Anemonella (rue anemone)68
Arisaema (Jack-in-the-pulpit)70
Bulbocodium (spring meadow saffron)71
Chionodoxa (glory-of-the-snow)73
Colchicum (autumn crocus)75
Convallaria (lily-of-the-valley)77
Corydalis (tuberous corydalis)79
Crocus (crocus)81
Fritillaria (fritillary)84
Galanthus (snowdrop)87
Iris (iris)89
Liatris (gayfeather)95
Lilium (lily)97
Muscari (grape hyacinth)102
Narcissus (daffodil)105
Nectaroscordum (nectaroscordum)112
Puschkinia (striped squill)114
Sanguinaria (bloodroot)115
Scilla (squill)117
Trillium (wakerobin)119
Tulipa (tulip)121
Borderline Bulbs130
Anemone (windflower)130
Camassia (camass)133
Eranthis (winter aconite)134
Eremurus (foxtail lily)136
Erythronium (dog's-tooth violet)138
Hyacinthoides (bluebell)140
Hyacinthus (hyacinth)142
Ixiolirion (ixia lily)144
Leucojum (snowflake)146
Ornithogalum (star-of-Bethlehem)147
Oxalis (wood sorrel)149
Triteleia (triteleia)151
Tender Bulbs152
Begonia (tuberous begonia)154
Canna (canna)157
Dahlia (dahlia)159
Gladiolus (gladiola)165
References169
Index171

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