Tulips: Beautiful Varieties for Home and GardenGibbs Smith
From the tulip fields of Netherlands to your garden flower patch, tulips are loved the world over.
Jane Eastoe’s passion for gardening and Rachel Werne’s spectacular photography combine to showcase these gorgeous bulbs and show that anyone can grow and enjoy tulips at home. Tulips have more than 3,000 variations and their diverse textures mean that they can work anywhere, from vases to garden plots, from romantic bouquets to wedding boutonnieres.
Along with the fascinating history of the flowers, Tulips details more than 50 of the most beautiful varieties, detailing when they bloom, their size, and, of course, what they’ll look like. From the raspberry swirl of Zurel and the petticoat-like frills of Weber’s Parrot, to the crystal rim of the Mascotte and the flaming petals of the Fabio tulip, you’ll discover a stunning range of specimens to grow, including historical and contemporary varieties. With engaging commentary on each bloom, easy-to-follow advice and glorious photography, this book will appeal to everyone who appreciates the majesty of the tulip.
Jane Eastoe has been a journalist and author for over 25 years. She is the author of Vintage Roses and Peonies. Rachel Warne is a photographer specializing in botanical and outdoor living. Her work has been exhibited at Kew Gardens, the Garden Museum London and the Chandran Gallery in San Fransisco.