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Reviews of Adventures with Hardy Bulbs

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Author (1): Louise Beebe Wilder

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: January 1998
Published by: The Lyons Press
List price: $16.95
ISBN Number: 155821674X

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  Garden Bookworm editor's notes:  
Charming and enthusiastic, Adventures with Hardy Bulbs is an eminently readable guide to gardening with bulbous plants that has been favored by generations of gardeners. Wilder offers introductory as well as advanced gardening techniques and advice for over three hundred species grown from bulbs, corms, rhizomes, and tubers.

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Positive carrieebryan On Nov 23, 2004, carrieebryan wrote:

If I were to write a book on hardy bulbs, I'd limit it to anything that looks vaguely like an onion, or at least a garlic clove, and I'd leave out everything that looks even remotely like a sweet potato. But Louise Beebe Wilder included bulbs, corms, and rhizomes, and produced a book of charm, wit, and useful information. She wrote it in 1936, which explains the taxonomic differences, black-and-white photos, and no hardiness zones; but the other culture information is of course timeless, as are the sometimes romantic, occasionally caustic comments of the author.

I have only one gripe: the color photo cover shows Tradescantia virginiana, which I love, but which is neither bulb, corm, nor rhizome, and also is not in the book. That is the fault of the publisher, though, not the author.


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