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ISBN:0292731256
Author: Thad M. Howard
ISBN13: 978-0292731257
Title: Bulbs for Warm Climates
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Language: English
Category: Gardening and Landscape Design
Publisher: University of Texas Press; 1 edition (June 2001)
Pages: 288

Bulbs for Warm Climates by Thad M. Howard



Bulb gardening in the southwestern and southern United States presents challenges unknown in cooler. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

A comprehensive guide to bulbs that will grow in USDA gardening zones 8 and 9. January 2001. Tulips are refrigerated in warm climates to provide an extended winter situation, without which they will not bloom. Most bulbs do not need refrigeration and should be planted in the ground as soon as possible, so as to prevent deterioration. They are safer rooting in the ground than in a state of enforced limbo in a refrigerator.

by. Thad M. Howard (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. ISBN-13: 978-0292731264. Winner of the International Bulb Society’s Herbert Medal, Thad M. Howard, who lives near San Antonio, has discovered more than thirty-five new species of bulbs in Texas, Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, and Argentina. He is also the author of many professional papers on bulbs.

These are the bulbs that Thad Howard describes in this comprehensive guide to bulbs that will grow warmer climates. Writing from more than 45 years' experience in collecting and cultivating bulbs, Howard offers expert advice about hundreds of little-known, hybrid, and common species and varieties that grow well in warm climates. Lovely colour photos illustrate many of the species

Bulb gardening in the southwestern and southern United States presents challenges unknown in cooler climates. These are the bulbs that Thad Howard describes in this comprehensive guide to bulbs that will grow in USDA gardening zones 8 and 9. Writing from more than forty-five years' experience in collecting and cultivating bulbs, Howard offers expert advice about hundreds of little-known, hybrid, and common species and varieties that grow well in warm climates.

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In Bulbs for Warm Climates many of the smaller, more rare and understated species are at last visually identified and delineated through color photographs. Entire color displays may be made from the rainlilies described by Dr. Howard, and they have the added plus of blooming more than once a season. Publisher: University Of Texas Press. Print ISBN: 9780292731264, 0292731264. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9780292785205, 0292785208. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9780292731264, 0292731264.

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Bulb gardening in the southwestern and southern United States presents challenges unknown in cooler climates. Bulbs that turn Holland into a kaleidoscope of color droop and fade in our mild winters, hot summers, and uncertain rainfall. Yet hundreds of native and naturalized species of bulbs thrive in these same conditions and offer as many colors, shapes, and fragrances as even the most demanding gardener desires.

Bulb gardening in the southwestern and southern United States presents challenges unknown in cooler climates. Bulbs that turn Holland into a kaleidoscope of color droop and fade in our mild winters, hot summers, and uncertain rainfall. Yet hundreds of native and naturalized species of bulbs thrive in these same conditions and offer as many colors, shapes, and fragrances as even the most demanding gardener desires. These are the bulbs that Thad Howard describes in this comprehensive guide to bulbs that will grow in USDA gardening zones 8 and 9.

Writing from more than forty-five years' experience in collecting and cultivating bulbs, Howard offers expert advice about hundreds of little-known, hybrid, and common species and varieties that grow well in warm climates. His species accounts, which are grouped by family, describe each plant and its growing requirements and often include interesting stories from his collecting expeditions. Lovely color photos illustrate many of the species.

Howard also gives reliable information about refrigerating bulbs, using them in the landscape and in containers, choosing scented ones, making potpourri, buying, collecting, cultivating, and hybridizing bulbs, and dealing with pests and diseases. He concludes with lists of plant societies and suppliers and a helpful glossary and bibliography.

Reviews: 6
Nilarius
Wonderful for discovering a lot of Bulb species. Re rainlilies, Zephyranthes and Habranthus being my main interest, there are gaps in info on quite a few of them. Ones which do not get a mention at all. Also it is not written in a easy to read fashion.
Jeb
Book arrived as advertised, and on time. I was pleased.
Cemav
The book was more of a run down of genus/species of bulbs, corms, rhizomes, etc that the author had found grew well in the Texas climate and geared very much toward an academic audience. I found little of value in it...and was surprised that some of the native species (liatris for example) weren't mentioned anywhere in the book.
Moogugore
Knew Dr. Howard many years ago, became quite an expert on bulbs he had collected from central texas, south and west texas, and many locatons in mexico.
showtime
This and Nr. 1 are the best books for the plants, I want to try here in Germany.
good stoff!
Darkshaper
There is a shortage of books on bulb gardening for Southern gardeners, however this book does little to remedy that shortage. Thad Howard's book reads like a textbook and is not user friendly for the recreational gardener. Basic information such as planting time and depth, soil preference, bloom time, and light needs is missing or scattered in the text. Howard focuses too much on bulb classifications and history and not enough on giving readers advice on how to pick bulbs that will be successful in their garden. Academics and those in the bulb business may enjoy this book, the average gardener will be disatisfied. If Howard wishes to sell more books he should at the least add a legend for each major bulb with basic information the gardener needs.