The book is highly comprehensive with smooth reading vis-a-vis bulky encyclopaedic books dealing with several bulbous plants. This may also be applied as a ready reckoner by professionals, scientists and professors concerned with bulbous ornamentals. For commercial growers of bulbous ornamentals, it is a real treatise which will guide them in their endeavours in growing any of the bulbours ornamentals and they will not require running to an expert now and then.
There being four major botanical classes of underground structure, the book consists of four chapters viz, true bulbs cormous rhizomatous and tuberous their simple definitions vis-a-vis enlisting of the plant names in their specific classes so that at a cursory glance one may locate their exact classes. Thus 124 plants are listed under true bulbs 62 under cormous 61 under rhizomatous and 46 under tuberous. However only the commercial ones that can be grown in the country are further described in detail covering all the aspects viz, introduction and origin, Botany, classification, species and varieties, propagation, cultural practices, irrigation and feeding, growth an flowering post harvest and insect pests, disease and physiological disorders. In the end for east and quick access a glossary containing more than 400 technical terms is also provided.