Martin, Adam Taylor
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This thesis examines why and how heirloom bulbous plants have been preserved by individuals and organizations in the United States. Bulbs are an important biotic cultural resource seen in historic landscapes. The thesis reviews various methods used to preserve bulbs according to type and provides insights to understand why people have preserved them. The methods of preservation are presented in chapters according to commonalities. The various motivations are then analyzed and presented as a synthesized set of answers to the main thesis question.