Practical advice on growing and
caring for bulbs, including over-wintering, propagation, and general tasks such as
dead-heading, watering and feeding and an easy-to-use photographic directory of bulbs,
with detailed advice on key varieties and their growing requirements.
The information in this book is
arranged first by season, then by scientific name. A vast array of plants is descrobed
with advice on such topics as planning and preparation, storage, and seed propagation;
instructions on ideal conditions for growing bulbs in containers as well as how to make
protective shelters and accessories is included. More than 100 mostly color photographs
illustrate the text. Recommended for mild climates.
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. Lavishly illustrated with 100 color photographs of individual flowers.
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.