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Bulb Hunter

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ISBN-10: 1603448217

ISBN-13: 9781603448215

Edition: 2013

Authors: Chris Wiesinger, William C. Welch

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Dubbed the Bulb Hunter in a 2006 New York Times feature story, Chris Wiesinger took his passion for bulbs to vacant lots, abandoned houses, cemeteries, and construction sites throughout the South in search of botanical survivors whose descendants had never seen the inside of a big-box chain store. The vintage specimens Wiesinger sought came from hardy, historic stock, adapted to human neglect and hot climates, reappearing faithfully over decades without care or cultivation.Traveling back roads, speaking to strangers, looking for the telltale color of a remnant iris or lily, Wiesinger started digging, then began trying to grow and share the bulbs he collected. From its humble beginnings on…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication date: 10/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

Chris Wiesinger pursued a horticulture education at Texas A&M University. He is known as The Bulb Hunter, for his relentless pursuit of heirloom bulbs and his desire to understand their history. Coauthor Cherie Colburn is a Texas Master Gardner, an award-winning landscape business owner, and author of Our Shadow Garden, illustrated by the children of M. D. Anderson’s Children’s Art Project.

The Bulb Hunter
Introduction The Cabin
A Little Red Tulip
People Are Like Crinums
Lilies and Bulbs That Are Called Lilies
Rain Lilies
Spider Lilies Say "Louisiana," and Oxbloods Say "Texas"
Our Most Valuable Bulbs: Roman Hyacinths, Byzantine Gladiolus, and Hardy Amaryllis
Irises, Rock Garden, and Fischer
Seasons Filled with Daffodils
The Cabin Becomes a Home
The Bulb Hunter's Bulbs
A Primer
Bulbs in the Evolution of a Garden
A Louisiana Country Garden: Mangham
A Texas City Garden: Pebble Creek