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Octopus Books, Nov 1, 2009 - Gardening - 544 pages
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A personal selection and authoritative guide to the most beautiful bulbs on the earth.

The publication of Anna Pavord's guide to her favorite bulbs, corms, and tubers is an event to be celebrated. Here, the world famous author of The Tulip, selects 540 favorite bulbs, more bulbs than and gardener could grow in a lifetime.

Easy-to-grow, generally inexpensive and highly accessible, bulbs are readily available from many outlets. From acis, anemones and arums to zantedeschia, zephyranthes, and zigadenus, this alphabetical collection provides inspiration, insight, anecdote, and helpful advice. Special photography reveals the glory of each bulb, explaining flowering size, height, planting depth and requires soil and climatic conditions.

This gorgeous book, a complete deluxe package, will appeal to gardeners as the world's most authoritative and affordable reference work on bulbs.

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Beautiful book with a dazzling array of bulbs that you can grow in your garden. You can tell that Ms. Pavord likes garden bulbs and didn't just pop out the book for sales. I like that she included a number of bulbs that the indoor gardener, or container gardeners, can grow too. I'm glad I had the opportunity to meet and speak to Ms. Pavord when she was promoting this book.  

About the author (2009)

Anna Pavord writes for several magazines in the UK and she has authored eight books, including the internationally acclaimed bestseller, The Tulip.

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