[UCP Books]: Growing Garden Bulbs

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Richard Wilford has a lot of useful tips about how to tackle the long-term care of bulbs. . . . But of course the real fun is his choice selection of good flowering bulbs to run right across the gardening year, beginning with elegant snowdrops such as Galanthus elwesii in winter and ending with the bright sting of lilac provided by autumn cyclamen.

Growing Garden Bulbs

By Richard Wilford


Published by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew| Distributed by the University of Chicago Press
US Publication Date: November 1, 2013 | ISBN: 978-1-842-46471-7 | Paper $11.50
There are few delights as universal as spotting the first buds of spring. The appearance of a bold tulip or a shy daffodil heralds warmth and changing seasons. While bulbs require careful cultivation, they can brighten gardens year after year. And as cold weather sets in, planning and planting bulbs can bring warm thought of sunnier weather.

Growing Garden Bulbs offers expert guidance at a reader-friendly price. This practical and highly illustrated guide focuses on growing temperate garden bulbs in the outdoor garden. It walks readers step-by-step through all aspects of bulb growing, covering everything from buying to blossom. Chapters cover the when and how of buying bulbs, selecting the best specimens, planting both outdoors and in pots, naturalizing, keeping pests and diseases away, and, for the more adventurous, propagating plants. In addition, a detailed planting guide takes readers through every season, making it easier to plan gardens. Readers will come away with the confidence and inspiration they need to get started growing fantastic bulbs.
Richard Wilford is the collections manager for the Hardy Display section at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He sits on the editorial panel of Curtis’s Botanical Magazine and has written regularly for Kew Magazine.
For more information contact Lauren Salas at lsalas@press.uchicago.edu.


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