Synopses & Reviews
How often have you wanted to divide bulbs, but forgotten where they were after the foliage died down? A good way to keep track of your bulbs is to press different colored golf tees into the soil among the foliage, making a note of which color represents which variety. Then, when the foliage has disappeared and the bulbs can be lifted, you can easily identify their location by the golf tees. Learn more tricks of the trade in Bulb Gardening with Derek Fell
Leading gardening writer, photographer, and television show host Derek Fell provides expert advice for home gardeners, drawn from more than thirty years of experience. In Bulb Gardening with Derek Fell you'll find:
- Ideas for landscaping with bulbs, including discussions of naturalizing flowering bulbs and incorporating tender tropical into your garden.
- Special tip boxes that share Fell's insights on such topics as planting depth for various bulbs, remembering where dormant bulbs are planted, minimizing dying bulb foliage, planting through existing turf, understanding the different classes of tulips, daffodils, dahlias, and garden lilies, and much more.
- Derek's specific recommendations for truly superior varieties, together with detailed information on how to cultivate and care for the plants, as well as notes on disease resistance and pest control.
- Glorious full-color photographs of each flower at its height of bloom.
- Easy-to-follow garden designs that offer ready-made blueprints for truly inspiring bulb gardens, including a formal tulip garden, a bed of winter-flowering bulbs, and an informal border of spring- and summer-flowering bulbs.
One of the world's foremost gardening authorities gives excellent advice on bulb gardening.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 115) and index.
About the Author
Derek Fell is a writer and photographer who specializes in garden design. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, at historic Cedaridge Farm, where he cultivates extensive award-winning flower and vegetable gardens that have been featured in Architectural Digest, Hemispheres, Gardens Illustrated, Beautiful Gardens, Fine Gardening, American Nurseryman, Birds and Blooms, and Mid-Atlantic Country magazines.