Recommended new reference (Off topic)

Merrill Jensen
Wed, 06 Jul 2005 07:51:43 PDT
Thanks for the information on this.  I'll certainly search for it.  This was
my major geographical focus while in Oregon and Idaho...

Warm enough for you this year?

Merrill in Palo Alto with A.M. fog

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On Behalf Of Boyce Tankersley
Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 7:23 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [pbs] Recommended new reference (Off topic)

Dear List:

Received yesterday a long awaited reference entitled "Ornamental Plants of
Russia and Surrounding States" by Dr. Tatyana Shulkina of the Missouri
Botanical Garden, formerly of the Komarov Institute in St. Petersburg,

Very well written with excellent photographs and a wealth of information
about geophytes (as well as a number of other plant habits) of the former
Soviet Union.

This book reflects the cumulative knowledge gained over decades spent
studying plants in their natural habitats and evaluating their ability to
grow under garden conditions at one of the worlds finest botanic gardens

A 'must read' for anyone interested in growing geophytes from eastern
Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Tien Shan, Siberia, the Russian Far
East. An amazing breadth and depth of knowledge condensed into this single

In appreciation for my encouragement for the publication of this book I
received a complimentary copy. I am not sure where it is can be purchased,
but is is well worth searching out.

Boyce Tankersley
Manager of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

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