The Bulb Expert

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 1995 - Gardening - 128 pages

First Edition 150,000 copies! Over 200 different flowers you grow from bulbs get the world-famous flower doctor's treatment. See which are best for indoor growing and which are best outdoors, with a plan so you'll enjoy colorful blooms all year-round--from Amaryllis, Begonia, Crocus, and Dahlia, through Irises, Lilies, Narcissus, Tulip, and Zephyranthes. All 200 bulb types come with full-color photos of the plants in season, close-up color illustrations of bulb parts, and tips on planting times, sites, soils, and propagation techniques. Learn how to plant, feed, and water each type, and what's needed for after- flowering care, winter protection, staking, and storage. The full range of interests is covered: increasing your stock, using bulbs in beds and borders, naturalizing bulbs, growing bulbs in containers, in the rockery, and in the greenhouse. A special section shows how to display and care for cut flowers from bulbs. Troubleshooting charts explain how to keep everything alive and flourishing.More than 40 million of these amazingly clear and simple books are on the bookshelves of gardeners worldwide. With beautiful full color on every page, and the latest expert advice on every aspect of plant care clearly spelled out, it's a series that's just waiting for tens of millions more green thumbs to turn the pages.

 

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Dr Hessayon's best-selling guides have had an unparalleled influence on gardening over the past 50 years. There are over 52 million copies in print. In 1999 he received a Guinness World Record Award as 'Britain's best-selling living author of the 1990s'. In 2012 he was included in the Daily Mail list of '60 truly great Elizabethans' for 'teaching millions of us how to garden'.

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