Out of print bulb books

Rodger Whitlock totototo@telus.net
Sun, 26 Nov 2017 11:19:58 PST
On  Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at 11:55:31 "Hansen Nursery",
<robin@hansennursery.com>  wrote:

> I am the grateful recipient of about 40 books from a plant-crazy lady
> of 94 who was forced to downsize when moving.  I've hardly begun to
> go through them but among them is one wonderful book Lilies of the
> World published in 1950.  It contains the most incredible amount of
> historical, geographical and nomenclatural (up until 1950)
> information of lilies in one place that I have so far seen in my
> admittedly narrow-lived life. Oh yes, there is also a huge amount of
> cultural information and many discussions of various species with
> pros and cons of splitting versus lumping.
>
>
>
> Does anyone have any other old but still very valuable bulb books
> that they could recommend as useful to those of us on limited
> budgets or who live in relatively remote areas?  It's all very well
> to search the internet for these types of books, but personal reviews
> detailing why and how they're useful is something else.

E. B Anderson's "Hardy bulbs, volume 1: bulbs for the outdoor garden 
except the larger hybrids of hyacinths, narcissus, and tulip" in the 
Penguin/RHS series of gardening handbooks. Also his "Dwarf Bulbs for the 
Rock Garden".

Brian Mathew's "Small Bulbs" and his "Crocus".

E. A.Bowles' books on crocus, colchicum, and narcissus are out of date 
to too great a extent to be very useful today.

The Martin Rix book on bulbs is also useful.
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