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Growing Bulbs (How to Garden)

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There are few delights as universal as spotting the first buds of spring. The appearance of a bold tulip or a shy daffodil heralds warmth and changing seasons. These plants, as well as others such as nerines, lilies, irises, and hyacinths, begin life as bulbs. While they require careful cultivation, they can brighten gardens year after year.

With the expert guidance in Growing Garden Bulbs, readers will have the confidence and inspiration they need to get started growing fantastic bulbs. This practical and highly illustrated guide focuses on growing temperate garden bulbs in the outdoor garden. It walks readers step-by-step through all aspects of bulb growing, covering everything from buying to blossom. Chapters address the when and how of buying bulbs, selecting the best specimens, planting both outdoors and in pots, naturalizing, keeping pests and diseases away, and, for the more adventurous, propagating plants. In addition, a detailed planting guide takes readers through every season, making it easier to plan gardens. Because the book draws on more than thiry years of experience from one of the leading experts on bulbs, readers can be sure they are getting accurate and practical information.

From tulips to snowdrops, fritillaries, daffodils, and many more, Growing Garden Bulbs looks at all the popular garden bulbs and their relatives, highlighting plants that can be easily found in garden centers and local nurseries. Thanks to the book’s user-friendly style and rich illustrations, the hardest part will be choosing which bulbs to buy first.

Synopsis:

The definitive guide to bulbs, including all the new varieties and up-to-date techniques for care
 
Daffodils and tulips herald the arrival of spring, but from the earliest snowdrops to autumn crocosmias, bulbs bring color and interest to gardens all year round, and this definitive guide presents Alan Titchmarsh's top tips for how to use bulbs to best effect. They can be naturalized in lawns, planted in containers, fill gaps between shrubs, or form the basis of stunning borders. This guide features an A-to-Z directory of Alan's recommended bulbs, corms, tubers, and rhizomes; easy-to-follow plans showing how to use bulbs in various situations and at different times of year; practical tips for growing bulbs in grass, rockeries, containers, indoors, and for cutting; planting and growing techniques; and, seasonal planting for year-round color and scent.

About the Author

Alan Titchmarsh is the author of more than 40 gardening books, including How to Be a Gardener, The Gardener's Year, The Royal Gardeners, and the volume of memoirs Trowel and Error. He has twice been named Gardening Writer of the Year and in 2004 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Garden Writers' Guild.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Buying Bulbs

Planting and caring

      Planting depths

      Naturalising bulbs

      Planting in the grass

      Growing bulbs in pots

      Long-term care

      Pests and diseases

      Propagation

Bulbs by season

Winter:

      Snowdrops

       Crocus

      Winter aconite

      Cyclamen coum

      Reticulata irises

Spring:

      Daffodils

      Tulips

      Hyacinths and bluebells

      Fritilaries

      Small blue bulbs

      Dog’s tooth violets

      Anemones

Summer:

      Alliums

      Lilies

      Camassia

      Gladiolus

      Dahlias and begonias

Autumn:

      Colchicum

      Autumn-flowering crocus

      Autumn-flowering Cyclamen

      Sternbergia

      Nerines

South African bulbs

Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9781846074073
Author:
Titchmarsh, Alan
Publisher:
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Author:
Wilford, Richard
Subject:
Flowers - Bulbs
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Gardening-Bulbs Rhizomes and Tubers
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - Kew Growing
Publication Date:
20130915
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
7.5 x 9.5 x 0.18 in

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The definitive guide to bulbs, including all the new varieties and up-to-date techniques for care
 
Daffodils and tulips herald the arrival of spring, but from the earliest snowdrops to autumn crocosmias, bulbs bring color and interest to gardens all year round, and this definitive guide presents Alan Titchmarsh's top tips for how to use bulbs to best effect. They can be naturalized in lawns, planted in containers, fill gaps between shrubs, or form the basis of stunning borders. This guide features an A-to-Z directory of Alan's recommended bulbs, corms, tubers, and rhizomes; easy-to-follow plans showing how to use bulbs in various situations and at different times of year; practical tips for growing bulbs in grass, rockeries, containers, indoors, and for cutting; planting and growing techniques; and, seasonal planting for year-round color and scent.
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