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With 187 pages of essential information and colour photographs, the Growing and Knowing Flowering Bulbs ebook is a handy reference for home gardeners, horticulture students, professional horticulturalists,nursery workers and anyone with a love for flowering bulbs. This ebook has been written by John Mason and Staff of ACS Distance Education.

Learn to grow flowering bulbs for pleasure or profit.  Bulbs are grown in home gardens in just about every place that people live.  There are bulbs that grow and flower on the equator; and others that can perform well in places like Alaska and Iceland. Learn which bulbs grow best in which locations (hot, cold, dry or wet, sunny or shaded).

The beginning of the book helps you understand different types of plants that are commonly called bulbs (true bulbs as well as well as corms, rhizomes and tubers).  Explore how bulbs are cultivated and propagated, where they can be used in a landscape, and what bulbs flower at different times of the year. The ebook also contains descriptions and photographs of different types of bulbs. This information provides a unique reference to help identify and understand each of the 74 different types of bulbs covered. Each genus is presented with details that explain where it originates, what it looks like, how to care for the plants, how to propagate them, where it is used (eg. In the landscape or as a cut flower), and what (if any) health issues it commonly encounters.

 

Contents

Chapter 1 Growing Bulbs
Planting bulbs
Fertilising bulbs
Why lift bulbs after flowering?
Dividing or separating bulbs and bulb-like plants
Three common bulb species to get you started

Chapter 2 What Bulb to Plant Where
Landscaping with bulbs
Bulbs for each season
Bulbs in sub-tropical and tropical areas
Bulbs for shade
Some scented bulbs and rhizomes

Chapter 3 Dictionary of Bulbs
Acis
Agapanthus
Albuca
Allium
Alstroemeria
Amaryllis
Androcymbium
Anemone
Anigozanthus
Babiana
Begonia (tuberous)
Blandfordia
Brodiaea
Calla
Chionodoxa
Clivia
Colchicum
Convallaria
Crinum
Crocosmia
Crocus
Cyclamen
Cyrtanthus
Dahlia
Daubenya
Dietes
Dipcadi
Endymion
Eranthis
Eucharis
Eucomis
Freesia
Fritillaria
Galanthus
Galtonia
Gladiolus
Gloriosa
Habranthus
Haemanthus
Hemerocallis
Hesperantha
Hippeastrum
Hyacinthoides
Hyacinthus
Ipheion
Iris
Ixia
Kniphofia
Lachenalia
Leucojum
Lilium
Lycoris
Miscanthus
Muscari
Narcissus
Neomarica
Nerine
Ornithogalum
Oxalis
Polianthes
Ranunculus
Roscoea
Schizostylis
Scilla
Sparaxis
Sprekelia
Sternbergia
Trillium
Triteleia
Tritonia
Tulipa
Vallota
Veltheimia
Watsonia
Zantedeschia
Zephyranthes

Appendix 



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Growing and Knowing Flowering Bulbs - PDF Ebook Growing and Knowing Flowering Bulbs - PDF Ebook
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