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Publisher Comments:

John Bryan's substantive revision to his original magnum opus published in 1989 — selected by the American Horticultural Society as one of the 75 great American gardening books— provides expanded coverage of some 230 genera and a staggering number of species, varieties, and cultivars. Genera are treated with detail appropriate to their importance, with information on history, classification, culture, propagation, pests and diseases, uses, and species and cultivars. Detailed encyclopedic plant listings are complemented by an equally comprehensive pictorial presentation. Not only are there more than 1100 color photographs — many showing the plants in their natural habitats — but there are also 43 color reproductions of botanical illustrations from 19th-century issues of Curtis's Botanical Magazine and other publications, taken from the author's extensive collection.

Book News Annotation:

This reference for the professional and amateur gardener covers 230 genera of bulbous plants arising from corms, rhizomes and tubers. Drawing on about 50 years of horticultural experience, Bryan provides alphabetically-arranged entries that detail culture, pests and diseases, propagation, and a list of species. Many also contain some historical background such as the origin of the plant's name, or when it was introduced for use in gardens. In addition, some chapters address general use in the landscape and forcing bulbs, and appendices list bulbs as they are found in various countries, genera by flower color, flowering times, and an index of common names. New material in this revised edition includes changes in nomenclature, and new genera and species. Illustrated with 1100-plus color photographs of plants in their natural habitats as well as botanical illustrations from 19th-century issues of and other publications.
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Synopsis:

Bryan's substantive revision to his original work provides expanded coverage of some 230 genera and a staggering number of species, varieties, and cultivars.

Synopsis:

This project documents "true" bulbs, plus corms, rhizomes, and tubers from some 230 genera. The first edition won a Quill & Trowel Award in 1990; this new revision has updated nomenclature and more than 300 additional colour photographs.

Synopsis:

Bryan's substantive revision to his original work provides expanded coverage of some 230 genera and a staggering number of species, varieties, and cultivars.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. ).

About the Author

John E. Bryan is a horticultural consultant, lecturer, and television personality. He also publishes a monthly gardening newsletter and leads annual garden tours to Europe and South Africa. John has written and edited several books on bulbs, including Bulbs (2002). He gardens in the Bay area of California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881925296
Author:
Bryan, John E.
Publisher:
Timber Press
Author:
Bryan, John
Location:
Portland, OR
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
Flowers - Bulbs
Subject:
Bulbs
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised,Revised Edition
Series Volume:
FPL-0227, 1973
Publication Date:
20020607
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
896
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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Product details 896 pages Timber Press (OR) - English 9780881925296 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Bryan's substantive revision to his original work provides expanded coverage of some 230 genera and a staggering number of species, varieties, and cultivars.
"Synopsis" by , This project documents "true" bulbs, plus corms, rhizomes, and tubers from some 230 genera. The first edition won a Quill & Trowel Award in 1990; this new revision has updated nomenclature and more than 300 additional colour photographs.
"Synopsis" by , Bryan's substantive revision to his original work provides expanded coverage of some 230 genera and a staggering number of species, varieties, and cultivars.
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