Bulbs by John E. Bryan

By John E. Bryan

John Bryan's sizeable revision to his unique magnum opus released in 1989-selected via the yank Horticultural Society as one of many seventy five nice American gardening books- presents improved assurance of a few 230 genera and a unbelievable variety of species, kinds, and cultivars. Genera are handled with aspect acceptable to their value, with info on background, class, tradition, propagation, pests and ailments, makes use of, and species and cultivars. specific encyclopedic plant listings are complemented by means of an both accomplished pictorial presentation. not just are there greater than 1100 colour photographs-many exhibiting the vegetation of their traditional habitats-but there also are forty three colour reproductions of botanical illustrations from 19th-century problems with Curtis's Botanical journal and different courses, taken from the author's broad assortment.

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The value of such trials cannot be overemphasized as the climate, soil texture, and quality, as well as structure, can be determined only by such means. Keeping any crop free of weeds is essential, and, while hand weeding is expensive, it is preferable to the partial or total loss of a crop due to the incorrect use of chemical controls. While chemical weed controls can be used on the headrows and waste areas surrounding the production fields, great care must be taken when applying them and no spray allowed to drift onto the crop.

Triandrus; Sternbergia species; and Trillium species. Many organizations are working together to preserve wild species.

These records will allow for ascertaining production per foot of row. In this manner, more accurate seed sowing can be accomplished in following years, planting only that number of feet necessary to meet the production quota. Speaking of record-keeping, I feel this is a very important part of growing bulbs commercially. As shown above, much time, labor, and money can be saved recording seed numbers planted. The date the seed is received and the name of the supplier^) should be listed. While all seeds may be first-class, strains from certain suppliers will invariably perform better than others—earlier into flower, less mildew, quicker to germinate, and so on.

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