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Gardening with Tulips

By Michael King

I'd pretty much given up on growing tulips, but this book is making me reconsider.

Horticulture

This pictorial guide presents a fresh approach to using these popular bulbs in contemporary gardens. The book begins with a history of tulips and moves on to design approaches and tips for various plant combinations. Twenty groups of tulips are described in detail, and a separate chapter deals exclusively with color varieties, making it easy for readers to choose tulips to create a wide palette of color combinations in their garden. Complete growing and maintenance instructions are also provided.

Media reviews

"I'd pretty much given up on growing tulips, but this book is making me reconsider. Not just because of the gorgeous color photos on every page, but because it's filled with specific advice on using tulips as an element of garden design."

—Kathleen Purdy, Horticulture

"This highly illustrated guide presents a fresh approach to using these popular bulbs in contemporary gardens."

Rainy Side Gardeners

"Gardening with Tulips is a great book on the topic of designing tulips into gardens."

—Chuck Gleaves, Bulbs

"Gardeners wishing to learn about the fascinating history and classifications of tulips will savor King's enthusiastic writing, and relish his expert advice on how to use perennials, shrubs, and grasses inventively to allow tulips to shine ... a guide that should prove highly useful to any tulip lover serious about garden design."

—Alice Joyce, Booklist

"King's book brims with mouth-watering color, the freshness and dewy form of the flowers coming through as if you're there."

—Jean Starr, Northwest Indiana Times

About the author

Michael King

Michael King is a garden designer, photographer, and author who runs a garden advice bureau from Amsterdam. Previously he worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, as secretary to the board of trustees. In addition to designing gardens, he has written many articles on plants and planting design and is the author of five books.

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