The Little Bulbs: A Tale of Two Gardens

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Duke University Press, 1957 - 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
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