Forcing, Etc

Forcing, Etc

The Indoor Gardener's Guide to Bringing Bulbs, Branches and Houseplants Into Bloom

Book - 1999
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Workman Press.
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 flowing 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.

Written by award-winning author Katherine Whiteside and drawing on the plant- and bulb-purveying expertise of Smith & Hawken, Forcing, Etc. combines hands-on-how-to with an artist's passion for detail to show how to grow dozens of common and exotic plants, including hardy bulbs--crocus, narcissus, muscari, and iris; tender bulbs--oxalis, calla lily, clivia; branches--apple and apricot to bittersweet, moosewood, and quince; and tender plants--fuchsia, coleus, clematis, lemongrass, and scented geraniums. In addition, the author focuses on presentation and display: choosing unexpected containers; creating tripods, trellises, and tuteurs; and orchestrating an indoor garden for balance of bloom and color.

Baker & Taylor
Presents step-by-step instructions on the techniques of forcing a bulb into bloom by simulating autumn, winter, and spring in an accelerated time frame

Book News
A handsomely illustrated guide to some particularly gratifying aspects of winter windowsill gardening, with detailed instructions on forcing tender and cold hardy bulbs indoors, growing and rooting cheery houseplant cuttings in water, and decorating one's home with vases of blooming and leafing branches from the garden. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., 1999
ISBN: 9780761115120
Branch Call Number: 635.982 WHITE


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