The first guide to the nearly 600 species of bulbs from the southern tip of Africa, many of which are beginning to bring unusual beauty to outdoor and indoor gardens in America. Avant Gardener 20030213 I can not think of any other trio of botanists whose combined knowledge of the subject would be greater. Each of them is an expert in their field, and they all write so very well... With over 600 wonderful color photographs, this book is not only a great reference work, but also an inspiration for all who love bulbs and plants in general to visit this enchanting part of the world. -- John E. Bryan Gardening Newsletter 20030113 This larege, handsome volume documents for the first time the amazing variety of species bulbs found in the Cape region of South Africa... They are offered alphabetically by genus, making it a user-friendly text for beginner and old-hand alike. University of California at Santa Cruz Arboretum Bulletin 20030506 The horticultural world owes the authors -- and the publishers -- a great debt of gratitude for this exceptional work. Pacific Horticulture 20030507 A rigorous, comprehensive, and comprehensible treatment of the subject and the only book of its kind. It also is a very beautiful book. -- Ann Milovsoroff Pappus 20030523 This book is a glorious work, with stunning photos mostly of the plants growing in habitat. -- Susi Torre-Bueno Let's Talk Plants 20030523 While aiming for comprehensiveness for botanists, the volume is also a breathtaking guide for travelers and a lavishly illustrated source of inspriation for gardeners. SciTech Book News 20030602 This is an excellent book for any botanical, horticultural or gardening collection. -- Margaret Henderson E-Streams 20030804 From the moment I saw the beautifully illustrated dust jacket of The Color Encyclopedia of Cape Bulbs I was enchanted ... anyone keenly interested in the diverse Cape flora (particularly the geophytes or bulbs!) cannot do without this book. -- David J. McDonald Veld and Flora 20030612 All the species are described with information on habitat, flowering time and geographic distribution. -- Marty Figley Michigan Observer and Eccentric 20030731 These pictures are superbly printed, beautifully sharp and with very good colour, so this book is a real treat for the botanist or gardener who is keen on bulbs. Plant Talk 20030709 This book will delight those interested in botanical distinctions. -- R. Cox California Garden 20030911 Definitely a reference book for bulb enthusiasts, we strongly recommend it if you are interested in the subject. Bloomings Books 20030915 The Color Encyclopedia of Cape Bulbs is ... a very beautiful book. If you have visited the Cape, or want to, you should own it. If you are interested in the dramatic range of bulbous plants that the Cape climate has generated, you should own it. -- Ann Milovsoroff Pappus 20030123 I find browsing through this book after a stressful day a most relaxing exercise. Sell your television and buy yourself a copy. -- Rosa Steppanova Shetland Times 20030919 The authors have largely succeeded in making accessible this rich flora to the interested horticulturalist in terms that are not too complex or techinical. Highly recommended. -- Paul I. Forster Plant Systematics and Evolution 20031121 This book is a marvelous contribution by three of theh world's best known botanists. I can confidently predict that it will increase in value with time and will be an asset to libraries and book collectors alike. All bulb enthusiasts should own a copy of this magnificent volume. -- J. van Staden South African Journal of Botany 20030421 Just before leaving for South Africa, I asked a botanist there if I should bring this book. Too late. He considered this such an important volume that he had purchased his copy as soon as it was published. After seeing the book I understood why. It is the definitive volume for anyone interested in this incredibly diverse group of South African geophytes. -- Lytton John Musselman Plant Science Bulletin 20040603 Cape bulbs have never before been so authoritatively treated between the covers of a book, or as amply illustrated. It is an essential addition to the bulb enthusiast's library. -- Alan W. Meerow Herbertia 20020624
The Cape Region, at the southern tip of Africa, is easily among the richest centres for bulbous plants. Nearly 1200 species find their home there and almost three-quarters of them occur nowhere else. This complete account is an essential aid to the identification of all species.