Sat, 23 Jun 2018 11:13:21 PDT
>Although most books of this kind are written in England for conditions 
>there (much milder than Massachusetts), those by Beth Chatto and 
>Penelope Hobhouse might be rewarding. As I recall, they don't deal much 
>with bulbs but concentrate on shrubs and perennials (i.e., mixed 
> borders). 
Try Christopher Lloyd’s Flower Garden (not Garden Flowers; different book altogether). Pictures showing combinations, with lots and lots of bulbs. 
As a person with no color or design sense I find looking at pictures to be more helpful than text describing these things. 
Bob Nold
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