The Indoor Gardener's Guide to Bringing Bulbs, Seeds, and Branches into Bloom

The Indoor Gardener's Guide to Bringing Bulbs, Seeds, and Branches into Bloom - Gardening Book

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Forcing, etc
The Indoor Gardener’s Guide to Bringing Bulbs, Seeds, and Branches into Bloom

by Katherine Whiteside

192 pages, 9 x 9; Softcover
full-color photographs
ISBN 0-7611-2970-7


“As beautiful as it is instructive.”
—Michael Pollan

Imagine it: the glorious color and fragrance of a garden in bloom, brought indoors. Paperwhites at Thanksgiving. Crocus, amaryllis, and tulips for the holidays. Great vases of flowering forsythia filling rooms with spring—in the dead of February. It’s all the magic of forcing bulbs, branches, and blossoms, and here’s the book that shows how.

Now in paperback, Forcing, etc, with 60,000 copies in print, is the well-received guide to indoor, through-the-winter gardening: "As beautiful as it is instructive," writes Michael Pollan. Town & Country calls it "Inspiration for lightening up the bleak days of winter . . . Forcing, etc will open up a whole new world beyond paper-whites." "After perusing Forcing, etc, even those with the blackest of thumbs will want to try forcing bulbs and spring branches into bloom on a winter windowsill."—Rebecca's Garden

Written by award-winning author Katherine Whiteside, here is the complete guide to indoor gardening, filled with 125 exquisite full-color photographs. Covering pre-chilling to potting up, putting away and water-forcing, Forcing, etc combines hands-on how-to with an artist's passion for detail to show how to grow and/or force dozens of common and exotic plants: hardy bulbs—crocus, narcissus, muscari, and iris; tender bulbs—oxalis, calla lily, clivia; branches—from apple and apricot to forsythia, moosewood, and quince; and tender plants—fuchsia, coleus, clematis, and scented geraniums. In addition, the author focuses on presentation and display, choosing unexpected containers, and orchestrating an indoor garden for balance of bloom and color.

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