Taylor's Guide to Bulbs: How to Select and Grow 480 Species of Spring and Summer Bulbs

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001 - Gardening - 439 pages
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From the earliest harbingers of spring to the lilies of summer and the crocuses of fall, nothing adds color to a garden quite like bulbs do. Use this fully illustrated, comprehensive guide to select the best bulbs to create an ever-changing parade of garden color. In it you'll find:

* The best cultivars of beloved hardy bulbs such as tulips and daffodils

* Exciting new tender bulbs to grow for summer color--or in containers

* Lists of bulbs by bloom time to guide your selections and ensure flowers from late winter through fall

* Detailed instructions for propagating bulbs

* Complete information on how to overwinter tender bulbs

* Instructions on forcing bulbs for indoor flowers

For every plant pictured, you'll find complete growing information, including sun, shade, and soil requirements.

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User Review  - Karlstar - LibraryThing

A useful reference, including planting tips. This is fairly comprehensive for northern gardeners. Very few pictures, but plenty of text. Read full review



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About the author (2001)

Barbara W. Ellis, the former gardening editor for Rodale, is the author of Taylor's Guide to Growing North America's Favorite Plants, Taylor's Guide to Annuals, and Taylor's Weekend Guide to Attracting Birds and Butterflies.

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