Out of print bulb books

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Sun, 26 Nov 2017 19:31:01 PST
Rodger Whitlock wrote,

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 E. A.Bowles' books on crocus, colchicum, and narcissus are out of date 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.

Finding the Brian Mathew books today is very difficult, and I've seen 
"The Crocus" offered for more than $200. I use my copy (bought at the 
time of publication) all the time. The same goes for his book on Iris. 
It's true that the Bowles books are out of date, but they're enjoyable 
to read.

Many of us have bulb books we no longer use very much. PBS might also 
run a book sale to benefit the society, or some other good cause, if 
members would like to donate books. I would. But not "The Crocus"!

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA

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