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Gardening & Landscape Design
  • Author:
    Brian Mathew
  • ISBN:
    0881923842
  • ISBN13:
    978-0881923841
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  • Publisher:
    Timber Press, Incorporated; First Edition edition (March 1, 1997)
  • Pages:
    160 pages
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    Gardening & Landscape Design
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Growing Bulbs is a complete reference manual by a distinguished botanist who is also an expert gardener. Mathew, author of three other books on bulbs, offers advice on planting, soil, drainage, and potting mixes.

Growing Bulbs is a complete reference manual by a distinguished botanist who is also an expert gardener. He gives instructions on staking bulbs and on propagation, and there is a chapter on pests and diseases.

Brian Mathew explains the principles of bulb growing. Here is a complete reference manual for gardeners

Brian Mathew explains the principles of bulb growing. He describes winter and summer growers; bulbs for temperate regions; and tropical and subtropical bulbs. Here is a complete reference manual for gardeners. Covering all practicalities of bulb growing, it deals with everything from basics, such as forcing bulbs for indoor growing, to the needs of the knowledgeable gardener. The book is arranged on practical lines: after a section on understanding a bulb - what exactly is the definition of a bulb, after all? - Brian Mathew explains the principles of bulb growing.

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Mathew, Brian (1997), Growing bulbs : the complete practical guide, Portland, O. Timber Press, ISBN 978-0-88192-384-1. Mathew, Brian (1998), Bulbs : the four seasons : a guide to selecting and growing bulbs all year round, London: Pavilion Books, ISBN 978-1-85793-504-2. amp; Mathew, Brian (2000), Flora of Pakistan : No. 202, Iridaceae,.

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Growing Bulbs is a complete reference manual by a distinguished botanist who is also an expert gardener. It emphasizes practical garden uses and cultural techniques, including information on forcing and propagation, the core being an A-Z listing of 100 important genera with cultivation notes from the author's own extensive experience.Published at $29.95 Our last copies available at $14.98

Dandr
This is a complex, but somewhat helpful guide. I was happier with other guides.
Hulore
I purchased this book as it was highly recommended on the IBS (International Bulb Society) website (IIRC) for people like myself with little to no experience growing bulbs [I believe this book is no longer in print; my copy from Amazon was a used library book in excellent condition]. The book itself is small (6.5 x 9.5"), and 153 p., but there is a lot of information contained within it. The book is divided into the following sections:

Section 1 - Understanding bulbs: Here he does a brief overview of basic botany, and explains the differences between various types of underground storage systems plants use: bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes. For the purpose of this book, all are classified as bulbs.

In Section 2, he discusses the basics of bulb cultivation, including general considerations, such as winter-growers vs. summer growers, and how/when to plant, along with soil and fertilizer requirements.

Section 3 discusses bulbs in the garden, and offers helpful advice for planning raised beds, rock gardens, and which bulbs are well-suited to shade, sun and growing in grass.

Section 4 covers pests, diseases and propagation of bulbs. Causes and treatment of some diseases are briefly discussed. Propagation methods are discussed briefly, and are definitely geared towards amateur growers, like myself.

Section 5 - the remaining 97 pages - is an A-Z of bulb genera. There are several very nice color photos, and the latin names are given, along with a brief description, the growing season, soil/light needs, and any specifics.
My only complaints with this book are that: 1) there are not photos for every genera listed, and 2) no common names for any plant are given, so it will not be quite as helpful for those wishing to use it for identification purposes, or to help you select which bulbous 'petaloid monocots' you might be interested in based on their flowers. Example: Dicentra is listed, but no photos, and unless you're familiar with its botanical name, you aren't going to recognize it as "Bleeding Heart" based on the author's description alone. Using the botanical/scientific names along with a Google search would probably fill in many of these gaps.

These issues aside, I would still recommend it for those wanting a good overview of bulbs in a handy, easy-to-use guide. It doesn't go into much information about any specific bulb, so for those wanting to focus on cultivating and propagating specific common and popular genera, such as iris, lilies, hippeastrum (my interest), etc., purchasing a specialty book would be advised in addition or perhaps instead of this one.