The Little Bulbs: A Tale of Two Gardens

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Duke University Press, 1986 - Gardening - 248 pages
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“A beautifully written book.”—The Garden Journal

“A few garden writers offer prose that goes beyond how to spade and spray to convey the experience and pleasures of gardening. The late Elizabeth Lawrence was such a writer.”—Southern Living

“First published in 1957 and out-of-print for many years, this is a delightfully written and enormously informative introduction to the fascinating variety of little bulbs available to the gardener. The author discusses a wide variety of plants, both familiar and little-known, including crocuses, species daffodils, hardy cyclamen and lily-family members such as Brodiaea, Bessera, and Calochortus.”—American Horticulturist

  

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Contents

Preface
1
The First Flower
7
Things as Helps Themselves
21
Snowdrops and Snowflakes
27
Squills and Daffodils
38
Hardy Cyclamen
81
Colchicums and Crocuses
90
Wood Sorrels
119
The Iris Family
129
The Lily Family
151
Some Amaryllids
201
Little Bulbs in Pots
225
Sources of Bulbs
236
For the Armchair Gardener
241
Index
243
Copyright

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The House and Garden of Elizabeth Lawrence
Elizabeth lived here for 35 years and wrote three more books; The Little Bulbs, A Tale of Two Gardens, Gardens in Winter, and Lob’s Wood. ...
www.elizabethlawrence.org/ bio.html

Spring Peepers—Little Bulbs to Trumpet a New Season
Spring Peepers—Little Bulbs to Trumpet a New Season
www.bbg.org/ gar2/ topics/ plants/ 2006sp_springpeepers.html

Tangled Branches: Cultivated
Tangled Branches: Cultivated. happenings in and around my zone 6b gardens in northern Virginia and in central Virginia ...
tangledbranches.com/ blog/ 2007_02_01_archive.html

The Hellenbrechts in Ohio: Daffodils and Dutchmen's Breeches...
But to gardeners who love the work of Elizabeth Lawrence, this beech and maple woodland is one of the two gardens in The Little Bulbs: A Tale of Two Gardens ...
reneebeaulieu.blogspot.com/ 2007/ 03/ daffodils-and-dutchmens-breeches.html

Books at Duke University Press
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bellewood-Gardens - Diary
One of these was Elizabeth Lawrence's "The Little Bulbs, A Tale of Two Gardens." I have a copy of the original, 1957 edition, published by Criterion Books, ...
www.bellewood-gardens.com/ 03-2007.html

Charlotte
Elizabeth Lawrence wrote both The Little Bulbs: A Tale of Two Gardens, published in 1957, and Gardens in Winter, published in 1961, in her study here. ...
www.landmarkscommission.org/ surveys& rlawrencegarden.htm

Amy L. Wink Southwestern University “The Loveliness She Made ...
Lawrence’s The Little Bulbs: A Tale of Two Gardens (1957) and Gardening for Love: The Market. Bulletins (1987), and Sydney Eddison’s A Patchwork Garden ...
www.southwestern.edu/ academic/ bwp/ pdf/ 2005bwp-wink.pdf

North Carolina Collection-Literary Scrapbooks L
North Carolina Collection Literary Scrapbooks. How to Use this Page. This page contains an index to information contained in the North Carolina Collection ...
www.lib.unc.edu/ ncc/ ref/ lit/ l.html

About the author (1986)

Marjabelle Young Stewart's previous books include "The New Etiquette," "Executive Etiquette in the New Workplace," and "Your Complete Wedding Planner," She appears regularly in national magazines and newspapers around the country, offering advice on gracious gift giving, dining etiquette, office and family matters, and other aspects of modern life. She lives in Kewanee, Illinois.
Elizabeth Lawrence is the author of four previous books on entertaining and style.

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