I also found wonderful botanical illustrations by South African artists Loela Barry & Johan Kritzinger and loads of photographs to depict the cultivars and the Historic places they can be found. The Historic homes, gardens, and cemeteries highlighted throughout the book really takes the reader on a bulb hunt across the Southern region of the U.S.
To my surprise, at the very end of the book, Cherie and Loela have designed a sample garden layout that features the bulbs referenced throughout the book. They have also included perennial companion plants for their low-maintenance garden. Loela’s illustrations of their sample garden depict its progress thru the seasons of the year.
I really enjoyed reading this book and will use it as a future reference for Heirloom Bulbs. To read and learn more about heirloom bulbs and how Chris has rescued bulbs to put them back into America's gardens, please visit The Southern Bulb Company website.
--By Lynn Slackman