Bulbs for Warm Climates by Thad M. Howard

By Thad M. Howard

Bulb gardening within the southwestern and southern usa provides demanding situations unknown in cooler climates. Bulbs that flip Holland right into a kaleidoscope of colour suspend and fade in our light winters, sizzling summers, and unsure rainfall. but hundreds and hundreds of local and naturalized species of bulbs thrive in those comparable stipulations and supply as many colours, shapes, and fragrances as even the main hard gardener wants. those are the bulbs that Thad Howard describes during this complete consultant to bulbs that might develop in USDA gardening zones eight and 9.

Writing from greater than forty-five years' adventure in amassing and cultivating bulbs, Howard bargains specialist recommendation approximately countless numbers of little-known, hybrid, and customary species and kinds that develop good in hot climates. His species debts, that are grouped by way of family members, describe every one plant and its growing to be necessities and infrequently contain attention-grabbing tales from his amassing expeditions. wonderful colour photographs illustrate a number of the species.

Howard additionally provides trustworthy information regarding refrigerating bulbs, utilizing them within the panorama and in boxes, settling on scented ones, making potpourri, procuring, amassing, cultivating, and hybridizing bulbs, and working with pests and ailments. He concludes with lists of plant societies and providers and a valuable word list and bibliography.

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