OUt of print bulb books

mrobertson dr.mas.roberts@gmail.com
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 14:04:57 PST
I would recommend the book, Tulips: taxonomy, morphology, cytology, phytogeography and physiology, by  Zinaida Petrovna Botschantzeva (1982). Rotterdam. English translation. Really outstanding scholarly work with lots of experimental and observational detail and also very beautifully illustrated. 
Best regards
Mark Robertson 
USDA Zone 9a, Sunset Zone 14, 

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> On Nov 25, 2017, at 11:55 AM, 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.
> Robin Hansen
> Hansen Nursery
> robin@hansennursery.com
> pushing 12-13 inches on Southwest coast of Oregon USA for November
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