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Growing and Knowing Flowering Bulbs eBook


This essential guide to bulbs is a must read for gardeners, students and professionals in the horticulture fields


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By John Mason and the staff of ACS Distance Education

Knowing and Growing Flower Bulbs eBook course online. With 187 pages of essential information and colour photographs, the Growing and Knowing Flowering Bulbs ebook is a handy reference for home gardeners, horticulture students, professional horticulturalists,nursery workers and anyone with a love for flowering bulbs. 

Learn to grow flowering bulbs for pleasure or profit.  Bulbs are grown in home gardens in just about every place that people live.  There are bulbs that grow and flower on the equator; and others that can perform well in places like Alaska andIceland. Learn which bulbs grow best in which locations (hot, cold, dry or wet, sunny or shaded).

The beginning of the book helps you understand different types of plants that are commonly called bulbs (true bulbs as well as well as corms, rhizomes and tubers).  Explore how bulbs are cultivated and propagated, where they can be used in a landscape, and what bulbs flower at different times of the year. The ebook also contains descriptions and photographs of different types of bulbs. This information provides a unique reference to help identify and understand each of the 74 different types of bulbs covered. Each genus is presented with details that explain where it originates, what it looks like, how to care for the plants, how to propagate them, where it is used (eg. In the landscape or as a cut flower), and what (if any) health issues it commonly encounters.
 



Contents

Chapter 1 Growing Bulbs

  • Planting bulbs 
  • Fertilising bulbs 
  • Why lift bulbs after flowering? 
  • Dividing or separating bulbs and bulb-like plants 
  • Three common bulb species to get you started


Chapter 2 What Bulb to Plant Where 

  • Landscaping with bulbs 
  • Bulbs for each season 
  • Bulbs in sub-tropical and tropical areas 
  • Bulbs for shade 
  • Some scented bulbs and rhizomes


Chapter 3 Dictionary of Bulbs

  • Acis 
  • Agapanthus
  • Albuca 
  • Allium 
  • Alstroemeria 
  • Amaryllis 
  • Androcymbium 
  • Anemone 
  • Anigozanthus
  • Babiana 
  • Begonia (tuberous)
  • Blandfordia 
  • Brodiaea 
  • Calla 
  • Chionodoxa 
  • Clivia 
  • Colchicum 
  • Convallaria
  • Crinum
  • Crocosmia 
  • Crocus
  • Cyclamen 
  • Cyrtanthus 
  • Dahlia 
  • Daubenya 
  • Dietes 
  • Dipcadi 
  • Endymion
  • Eranthis
  • Eucharis
  • Eucomis 
  • Freesia 
  • Fritillaria
  • Galanthus
  • Galtonia 
  • Gladiolus
  • Gloriosa 
  • Habranthus
  • Haemanthus 
  • Hemerocallis
  • Hesperantha 
  • Hippeastrum 
  • Hyacinthoides
  • Hyacinthus 
  • Ipheion
  • Iris
  • Ixia
  • Kniphofia 
  • Lachenalia 
  • Leucojum
  • Lilium 
  • Lycoris
  • Miscanthus 
  • Muscari
  • Narcissus 
  • Neomarica 
  • Nerine
  • Ornithogalum 
  • Oxalis
  • Polianthes
  • Ranunculus
  • Roscoea 
  • Schizostylis 
  • Scilla 
  • Sparaxis 
  • Sprekelia
  • Sternbergia 
  • Trillium
  • Triteleia
  • Tritonia 
  • Tulipa 
  • Vallota
  • Veltheimia 
  • Watsonia
  • Zantedeschia 
  • Zephyranthes
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