John E. Bryan Bulbs

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Bulbs

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John Bryan's substantive revision to his original magnum opus published in 1989 -- selected by the American Horticultural Society as one of the 75 great American gardening books-- provides expanded coverage of some 230 genera and a staggering number of species, varieties, and cultivars. Genera are treated with detail appropriate to their importance, with information on history, classification, culture, propagation, pests and diseases, uses, and species and cultivars. Detailed encyclopedic plant listings are complemented by an equally comprehensive pictorial presentation. Not only are there more than 1100 color photographs -- many showing the plants in their natural habitats -- but there are also 43 color reproductions of botanical illustrations from 19th-century issues of "Curtis's Botanical Magazine" and other publications, taken from the author's extensive collection.

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Talk about comprehensive! The revised edition of this 900-page volume from Timber Press includes just about everything you'll ever need to know about selecting, growing, and tending bulbs. Whether you're a fan of the common daffodil or prefer the flowers of more exotic bulbs, you're sure to find the information you seek in this exhaustive tome. Just be sure not to drop it on your foot! [A] reference for the professional and amateur gardener. Great detail. -- Don Davis "Lynchburg News and Advance" (01/14/2003) A 'My Book Recommendation'. -- Connie Krochmal "Suite101.com" (07/17/2003) The preeminent bulb book now on the market. -- Joel M. Lerner "Washington Post" (05/03/2003) A tome as comprehensive as its title suggests. -- Tom Christopher "House and Garden" (09/30/2003) By far the most comprehensive coverage of this subject in English, this volume is highly recommended. This is one of the top references you could find on bulbs. -- Leonard Perry "Perry's Perennial Pages" (09/26/2003) This is an impressive revised edition. The book is worth the price in just the color plates alone . . . Just beautiful! If you are heavily into bulbs, you'll delve with delight into . . . "Bulbs." -- Ann Lovejoy "Seattle Post-Intelligencer" (01/30/2003) The most in-depth resource on an important group of landscape plants. -- Elaine Jurries "American Reference Books Annual" (03/27/2003) Very highly recommended as a 'must have' for libraries maintaining collections in horticulture and plant biology. -- R. P. Poincelot "Choice" (11/15/2002) One of the classics of technical gardening literature...An absurdly informative volume, with nearly 1200 color illustrations. -- Verlyn Klinkenborg "New York Times Book Review" (06/02/2002) This book has it all when it comes to bulbs. . . It's a reference book to covet. The author, former vice president of Oregon Bulb Farms, clearly loves his subject. -- Kym Pokorny "Oregonian" (12/12/2002) Immense in size and impressive in scope, this reference book will appeal to the serious gardener who knows there's more to bulbs that daffodils and tulips. -- Nancy Brachey "Charlotte Observer" (02/18/2003) Bryan makes us want to stretch as gardeners and seek out the underused bulbs he enthuses about for our fall and summer plantings . . . consistently erudite and entertaining. -- Greg and Pat Williams "Plants and Gardens News" (10/25/2002) The book is essentially a horticultural reference work, but due to its encyclopedic coverage of the subject, will be of great value to home gardeners, professional horticulturists and botanists alike. The author's concise but humorous writing style makes this an enjoyable read. -- C. Archer "Bothalia" (01/27/2002) If the encyclopedic listing of the genera and the color plates were the only contents, this would be a beautiful coffee table book. But the chapters on history, botany and classification, propagation, cultivation, landscaping, forcing and pests and diseases round these out. -- Nancy Burford "E-Streams" (04/23/2003) [This] second edition outshines its predecessor. In short, Bryan has made a great book even better. . . . Without doubt, the encyclopedia is the book's most important feature, though there is plenty of front matter to keep you busy and increase your knowledge. . . . "Bulbs" will have strong appeal to curious amateurs and ambitious gardeners; it is a must for serious enthusiasts. -- C. Colston Burrell "American Gardener" (12/11/2002) " The preeminent bulb book now on the market." -- Joel M. Lerner, Washington Post, May 3, 2003 " A tome as comprehensive as its title suggests." -- Tom Christopher, House and Garden, September 2003 " This book has it all when it comes to bulbs...It's a reference book to covet. The author, former vice president of Oregon Bulb Farms, clearly loves his subject." -- Kym Pokorny, Oregonian, December 12, 2002 "A tome as comprehensive as its title suggests." -- Tom Christopher "House and Garden" "The preeminent bulb book now on the market."--Joel M. Lerner, Washington Post, May 3, 2003--Joel M. Lerner "The Washington Post " "A tome as comprehensive as its title suggests."--Tom Christopher, House and Garden, September 2003--Tom Christopher "House and Garden " "This book has it all when it comes to bulbs...It's a reference book to covet. The author, former vice president of Oregon Bulb Farms, clearly loves his subject."--Kym Pokorny, Oregonian, December 12, 2002--Kym Pokorny "Oregonian "

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