The Plantfinder's Guide to Early Bulbs by Rod Leeds
The main characteristics of each of the 39 genera of bulbs covered in this text are described in the introduction. An account of the characteristics of early flowering enables the reader to understand what the plant needs to do well in the garden. An A-Z of species and cultivars provides descriptions of recommended plants and includes coverage of more unusual groups. Information on where to grow the plants includes advice on borders, naturalizing in grass, raised beds, rock gardens, bulb frames, containers and forcing for early flowering. A chapter on propagation encourages all enthusiasts to multiply their collection by following recommended techniques.