544 pages, 600 col photos
In this personal selection and authoritative guide to the most gorgeous bulbs on the earth, Anna Pavord, world-famous author of "The Tulip", writes charmingly about her favourite subject from Acis to Zigadenus via Tulip and Crocus. After a fascinating introduction explaining why bulbs are different from other kinds of plant, where they come from, and their history, the different types of bulbs are featured alphabetically in a jewel-box-like gallery.
Throughout this gallery, each plant is beautifully illustrated by award-winning photographer Andrew Lawson. Anna describes each of the bulbous plants in detail, furnishing us with all the information we could ever need, including facts common to each group, growing information, and how to use the bulb in the garden. Bringing each bulb to life with beautiful description, anecdote and historical tale, Anna's enthusiasm for these delicious plants can only be described as infectious.
Foreword by Anna Pavord; Introduction; A (A is expanded to illustrate a single letter of the alphabet); ACIS; ALLIUM; angulosum; 'Beau Regard'; caruleum; carinatum subsp. pulchellum; cernuum; cristophii; cyaneaum; 'Firmament'; flavum; giganteum; 'Gladiator'; 'Globemaster'; hollandicum; h. 'Purple Sensation'; insubricum; karataviense; moly 'Jeanine'; 'Mount Everest'; nigrum; oreophilum 'Zwanenburg'; 'Renaissance'; sativum; s. 'Arno'; s. 'Christo'; s. 'Early White'; s. 'Solent White'; schoenoprasum; schubertii; sphaerocephalon; thunbergii; tuberosum; unifolium; AMARYLLIS; AMBROSINIA; ANEMONE; ANEMONELLA; ANTHERICUM; ARISAEMA; ARISARUM; ARTHROPODIUM; ARUM; etc...; Z; ZANTEDESCHIA; ZAPHYRANTHES; ZIGADENUS; Practical reference; Indoor/outdoor bulbs; Bulbs for a cutting garden; Bulbs for naturalizing; Bulbs for containers; Bulbs by season; Reverse synonyms; Bibliography; Index.
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Anna Pavord writes for the Independent, Country Life, Country Living and the Observer. She has authored several books, including the internationally acclaimed bestseller, The Tulip.