Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley (November 1, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.8 x 11.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,343,833 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #52 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Flowers > Bulbs
I bought this book thinking it would be an encyclopaedia with pictures of a good number of presently available bulbs featured - a bit like the wonderful books by Roger Phillips. And was initially disappointed. The book is stuffed full of photos, but not as many as I had anticipated.However where this book comes into its own is with the extent of its very detailed information. I sat down with this book for half an hour with a cup of coffee and learned more in those thirty minutes about bulbs than in all my years gardening, and that was just with skimming through. Anyone who grows bulbs will learn an enormous amount from Anna Pavord's deep and detailed subject knowledge. It covers everything from history to cultivation, propagation, storage, and most importantly positioning - which I had never realised was so important. This book will pay for itself quite quickly with the money it saves me when buying and growing bulbs.
I had recently seen the author on Martha Stewart and fell in love with her. Although the author is writing from England, the book is insightful and helpful. The photographs are beautiful and certainly make it easy to identify the bulbs in American catalogs that are usually too small to be seen. The author adds anecdotes that makes reading the text fun.
A beautiful book that was highly recommended by a friend. It inspired me to plant more bulbs.
Very nice book for a really good price! Illustrations are beautiful, text interesting. I wish it would be maps for Europe's temperature zones in next edition.
I enjoyed reading about bulbs of all kinds, very nicely put together and informative. Now all I have to do is figure why all my bulbs rotted in my planter pots.
The writing is so delightful, equaling the quality of the many color images. This is a must-read, must-have book for any gardener's library.
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