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Growing Garden Bulbs

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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:

Alpines, From mountain to garden is a refreshing new perspective on the many stunning plant species that make their home above the treeline. Where most guides to alpine plants have favored collecting and rare species, Richard Wilford offers a holistic approach that describes their discovery and introduction into cultivation and why these factors must be taken in to consideration when planting these mountain dwellers in your garden.

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Organized geographically, Alpines, From mountain to garden covers the conditionsand#8212;drainage, climate, light levels, temperature, and precipitationand#8212;and species native to each of nine regions, including the United States and Canada, South America, China, Europe, and Africa.and#160; In all, over three hundred plants are described and prolifically illustrated. Additional chapters cover cultivation, conservation, and the impact of indiscriminate collecting on the many species that are now on the verge of extinction. With its wealth of insight into where alpine plants come from and how this affects their cultivation, this new book from Kewand#8217;s Botanical Magazine Monograph series is sure to be a hit with gardeners, collectors, travelers, and photographers alike.

About the Author

Richard Wilford is the collections manager for the Hardy Display section at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He sits on the editorial panel of Curtisandrsquo;s Botanical Magazine, the worldandrsquo;s oldest plant journal, and has written regularly for Kew magazine. His other books includeand#160;Alpines, from Mountain to Garden andand#160;Tulips: Species and Hybrids for the Gardener.

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:
9781842464717
Author:
Wilford, Richard
Publisher:
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Subject:
Flowers - Bulbs
Subject:
Gardening-Bulbs Rhizomes and Tubers
Subject:
Botany
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Botanical Magazine Monograph
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
331 color plates, 8 maps
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
7.5 x 9.5 in

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Alpines, From mountain to garden is a refreshing new perspective on the many stunning plant species that make their home above the treeline. Where most guides to alpine plants have favored collecting and rare species, Richard Wilford offers a holistic approach that describes their discovery and introduction into cultivation and why these factors must be taken in to consideration when planting these mountain dwellers in your garden.

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;

Organized geographically, Alpines, From mountain to garden covers the conditionsand#8212;drainage, climate, light levels, temperature, and precipitationand#8212;and species native to each of nine regions, including the United States and Canada, South America, China, Europe, and Africa.and#160; In all, over three hundred plants are described and prolifically illustrated. Additional chapters cover cultivation, conservation, and the impact of indiscriminate collecting on the many species that are now on the verge of extinction. With its wealth of insight into where alpine plants come from and how this affects their cultivation, this new book from Kewand#8217;s Botanical Magazine Monograph series is sure to be a hit with gardeners, collectors, travelers, and photographers alike.

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