Gardening with Tulips

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Frances Lincoln Limited, 2005 - Gardening - 192 pages
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This important new book presents a fresh vision of how to use tulips in contemporary gardens.

A short introduction explores the history of tulips – their origins, how they came to Europe and the current status of the tulip industry. Michael King then moves swiftly into the garden, to give detailed guidance on how tulips can best be combined with other bulbs, perennials, shrubs and trees, in beds, borders and containers.

Twenty groups of classic tulips – all available today, all valuable in the garden – are then described in detail, with outlines of their characteristics, origins and potential uses. A separate chapter deals exclusively with colour, making it easy for the reader to choose tulips to create different colour combinations. Full growing and maintenance instructions are also provided. The guide is extensively illustrated throughout with Michael King's photographs.

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About the author (2005)

Michael King is a distinguished garden designer, writer and photographer. He has contributed many articles to magazines for both amateur gardeners and professional landscape architects. Recurring themes are planting design and the role of contemporary gardens in society.

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