paper, 158 pp., $26.95
For anyone interested in growing bromeliads, this is the book to own. Kramer is best known as an expert on orchids, and he considers bromeliads natural companions to orchids. Hence, this book is an indispensable guide to growing and identifying a variety of genera and species. This work includes a photographic gallery that assists in identification. A quick reference guides helps answer questions on maintaining these fascinating plants.
Kramer notes that “as you become familiar with bromeliads, you may find that they become a bit of an obsession.” This guide will help manage your newfound passion for bromeliads.
— Adele Kleine, Master Gardener and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden; writer for Chicagoland Gardening magazine