The definitive guide to bulbs, including all the new varieties and up-to-date techniques for care Daffodils and tulips herald the arrival of spring, but from the earliest snowdrops to autumn crocosmias, bulbs bring color and interest to gardens all year round, and this definitive guide presents Alan Titchmarsh's top tips for how to use bulbs to best effect. They can be naturalized in lawns, planted in containers, fill gaps between shrubs, or form the basis of stunning borders. This guide features an A-to-Z directory of Alan's recommended bulbs, corms, tubers, and rhizomes; easy-to-follow plans showing how to use bulbs in various situations and at different times of year; practical tips for growing bulbs in grass, rockeries, containers, indoors, and for cutting; planting and growing techniques; and, seasonal planting for year-round color and scent.
Alan Titchmarsh is the author of more than 40 gardening books, including How to Be a Gardener, The Gardener's Year, The Royal Gardeners, and the volume of memoirs Trowel and Error. He has twice been named Gardening Writer of the Year and in 2004 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Garden Writers' Guild.