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4.42  ·  Rating Details  ·  31 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
In this personal selection and authoritative guide to the most gorgeous bulbs on the earth, Anna Pavord, world-famous author of "The Tulip", writes charmingly about her favourite subject from Acis to Zigadenus via Tulip and Crocus. After a fascinating introduction explaining why bulbs are different from other kinds of plant, where they come from, and their history, the dif ...more
Hardcover, 544 pages
Published September 7th 2009 by Octopus Publishing Group Ltd (first published 2009)
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Jan 22, 2010 Dee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't often give a five-star review, but this tome on its namesake is amazing. Great detail on each type of bulb with lots of beautiful photos and sound written information. I also have and another book by the same author.

One of the things which makes this book so good is Pavord's witticisms about plants and gardeners. She is very funny. Also, she provides history on the naming of some of the bulbs in the books. Very interesting reading.

Her information is for England which isn't hot like Okla
Victoria Goddard
Full of beautiful pictures and useful information.
Jan 22, 2010 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A truly exhaustive book on bulbs, but also written with opinion and personality by Pavord, who is a real bulb obsessive. Worth the price, as it is gorgeously illustrated with pictures of every single bulb it describes.

Mitchell Beazley is a publisher worth seeking out; they are one of the few who clearly believe in creating beautiful books. Who know how much longer they'll be around!
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Anna Pavord is the gardening correspondent for THE INDEPENDENT and the author of widely praised gardening books including PLANT PARTNERS and THE BORDER BOOK. She wrote for the OBSERVER for twenty years, has contributed to COUNTRY LIFE, ELLE DECORATION and COUNTRY LIVING, and is an associate editor of GARDENS ILLUSTRATED. For the last thirty years she has lived in Dorset, England where she is curre ...more
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