Gardeners of all levels will appreciate this sturdy, handy pocket guide's detailed information for successful bulb cultivation and identification. This is an accessible and comprehensive reference to more than 700 bulb species, cultivars, and hybrids. Illustrated with 300 photographs, it includes basic information on cultivation, maintenance, and pests and diseases as well as lists of bulbs for specific landscape uses. Every garden can be enhanced by the beauty of bulbs throughout the year, and this guide will help gardeners narrow down their choices and select the best varieties for their own garden.
Bryan's easy-to-follow guide is recommended for all gardeners. Library Journal 20050901 The value of this book is in the hundreds of minor and unusual bulbs that...are featured. -- John E. Bryan Seattle Post-Intelligencer 20050903 Lovely pictures and descriptions of more than 700 bulb species, cultivars, and hybrids. -- Patricia A. Taylor Trenton Times 20050925 The text is liberally supplemented with 300 striking color photographs. ... The usefulness of the book is further enhanced by its compact size, which makes this attractive book very portable. -- January Adams American Reference Books Annual 20060301 Throughout the book you will find Master Gardener-like information on cultivation, maintenance, zone, disease, and insects. -- George Graine The Daily Plant It 20060301 Should make shopping easier and will, perhaps, introduce you to some bulbs you didn't know. -- Karin E. Guzy Perennial Notes 20060101 There are 300 color photos of bulbs, corms, tubers, and rhizomes in bloom, and each of them is a work of art. -- Don Davis Lynchburg News and Advance 20061206
John E. Bryan, F.I. Hort., the first American to be elected a Fellow of the Institute of Horticulture in London, is a horticultural consultant, lecturer, and television personality. He also publishes a monthly gardening newsletter and leads annual garden tours to Europe and South Africa. John has written and edited several books on bulbs, including the encyclopedic Bulbs (2002). He gardens in the Bay area of California.