Consultant Cees Breed
Distributed by Reed
TULIPS are the mainstay
of the spring garden, and are more popular today than ever before.
With a huge range of varieties and vibrant colours covering the
whole spectrum, they never fail to make an impact in containers
or in garden beds.
together beautiful portraits of more than 70 tulips from a private
collection in Holland and advises how to buy, cultivate and care
for these elegant bulbs.
It also delves into their
history, such as the crazy profiteering days of tulipomania - a
time when fortunes were won and lost (and stolen and squandered)
as the European elite sought to own and trade the rarest varieties.
Most of this book is
taken up with single flower photos, but there are some truly stunning
combinations to try in home gardens too.
Gardener, Issue 102, July 18-August 7, 2002, Page 28
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH