Garden Bulbs for the South, 2nd Ed.

Ronald Redding
Sat, 17 Feb 2007 00:01:59 PST

Thank you very much for the book review, I have found Thad Howard book a 
little light in some areas that I have desperately wanted to know about. 
John E Bryan book is just a work of art and it is something that has been 
bedside reading for more than a couple of years now. I saw that a new book 
had been released and only, until I read your message, have I considered it 
a must have item.

Scott Ogden can now thank you for another sale as I would not have sort it 
out otherwise. I would also like to thank you for your input to any 
discussion item that takes your fancy as you do a dam site better than I 
ever would relaying the research and information to others. As much as I 
love to read and research I am not the most patient typist and I can only be 
impressed with your commitment to get the full message across.

Kind Regards and Best Wishes
Ron Redding
Hervey Bay

>From: Lee Poulsen <>
>Reply-To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
>To: PBS Society <>
>Subject: [pbs] Garden Bulbs for the South, 2nd Ed.
>Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 23:43:06 -0800
>Well, I just received my copy of Scott Ogden's Garden Bulbs for the
>South, 2nd Edition, (Timber Press) yesterday and have now managed to
>skim through as well as read a few sections. For all those who find
>Thad Howard's Bulbs for Warm Climates a must-have reference, this
>will be an indispensable complement to that. It's not quite twice as
>many pages as the 1st Edition, and there are many more photos, that
>are on the pages where the species are described, plus there seem to
>be many more species in each family described, and in greater detail
>it seems. For those who liked his almost story-like style of writing
>in the 1st Edition, you will be disappointed by the new edition. I,
>however, am not. That was the one thing about the 1st edition that
>made it difficult for me to use; I had to read through the text to
>find the description of a species I was looking for, and it was often
>buried in the middle of a narrative about several different species.
>This edition is much better about describing each species in a genus,
>one by one. I also think he has done a good job of incorporating a
>huge amount of new data and knowledge that he has accumulated over
>the past 13 years since the 1st edition including the greatly
>increased ability to hunt down many of these barely mentioned species
>around the world and try them out (in Austin, Texas of all places, my
>hometown!). I especially love how he tells the stories/origins of the
>more well-known species or cultivars in each genus, including the
>best guess on what the parent species are.
>It's also one of the very few books that tells you what will and will
>not grow in the sometimes difficult warm humid, as opposed to the
>warm dry (mediterranean), regions. And it tells you how to get them
>to grow and flower.
>And it's very up to date. In his sources (which almost looks like he
>stole it from Jim Shields website), he lists a number of nurseries of
>members (or former members?) of this list like Kevin Preuss, Kelly
>Irvin, Bill Welch, Roy Sachs, Russell Stafford, Tony Avent, Ellen
>Hornig, Jim Shields, Diana Chapman, Cameron & Rhoda McMaster, Dirk
>Wallace, Lauw de Jager, Dash Geoghegan, Paige Woodward, Rachel & Rod
>Saunders, as well as listing the Pacific Bulb Society, Mary Sue
>Ittner, and the list subscription email address!
>He even describes how evergreen Hymenocallis seeds will sprout soon
>after planting them, whereas deciduous species seeds will just sit
>all winter until it gets warm again before they sprout...
>--Lee Poulsen
>Pasadena, California, USA, USDA Zone 10a
>pbs mailing list

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