Burpee guides feature an inviting, informal approach to dispersing gardening advice. Practical tips are combined throughout with the personal musings and astute insights of experts--in this instance, Bryan shares his 50 years of horticultural know-how. After presenting a basic botany lesson, Bryan in his straightforward style takes the mystery out of growing bulbs and tuberous plants. A listing of nearly 80 plant portraits reveals botanical as well as common names, details which plants are tender in colder areas, and notes specific requirements. Bryan also discusses lesser-known bulbs that should be of interest to experienced gardeners on the lookout for new plant choices. Included are some planting schemes, color photographs for inspiration, and a helpful source list.