Super Bloom: A Field Guide to Flowers for Every Gardener

Thames & Hudson. May 2023. 528p. ISBN 9781760763503. $65. GARDENING
A super bloom is a natural phenomenon that occurs when a large amount of wildflowers bloom at the same time. Plant specialist Semmler packs this book with ideas to help readers create an intentional super bloom of their own. In this how-to for all levels of gardeners, there are plant profiles of 73 plants with maintenance and growing notes, including what plants evolve well together. The book also includes data about plant biology, soil ecology, seed starting and saving, transplanting and division, pruning, harvesting, and arranging or drying cut flowers. Readers will also find essential tools and materials and a list of sources for obtaining plants, bulbs, and seeds. Large, alluring photos make this a wonderful book to flip through as well.
VERDICT An excellent guide that includes resources to cultivate gardens all over the world. A fantastic choice to add to gardening collections.
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