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Roses for Dummies 2ND Editionby Lance Walheim
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“American Beauty,” “Dublin Bay,” “Rocketeer,” “Betty Boop,” “High Noon,” “Pearly Gates”…with a distinctive name for each of hundreds of varieties, the array of roses that could adorn your garden is both dazzling and daunting. So which ones survive hardily on their own for weeks on end, and which ones wither and die without constant attention? How do you tell a climber from a shrub, and how does each thrive? And don’t even start with pruning!
Despite all the (ahem) thorny particulars, gardeners still love to grow these beautiful flowers that would by any other name still smell as sweet. Roses for Dummies does away with the myth that roses have to be high maintenance, instead showing how to choose a type that will blossom in your care. Inside, rosarians of all levels will find useful information on:
Roses for Dummies contains everything you need to know to get started, or, if you’re more advanced, refine your knowledge of roses. Now in a new Second Edition with more than 100 new varieties described, as well as new information on insect and disease control, this helpful guide also covers:
Whether looking for nothing more than a sweet-smelling decoration to brighten your doorstep, or looking to enter a major rose competition, discoveries about this much-loved flower await you. Full of pointers, resources, pitfalls, vocabulary, and an eye-popping full color insert, this book will help you grow the roses of your dreams.
Discover how to:
"Rose growers will find advice that is abundant and extremely helpful." —Bill Marken, eHow.com
"Easy solutions ... answers to all my puzzling questions." —Jan Weverka, The Rose Garden Newsletter
Praise for Roses For Dummies
"One of my favorite books on roses." ?Joan Franson, American Rose
"Thorough, easy-to-read ...well-researched and well-organized." ?Portland Oregonian
"Packed with modern techniques for cultivating roses in almost any space and climate." ?Country Decorating Ideas
"Even experienced gardeners will find this book a handy reference." ?Orange County Register
With new color photos and coverage of 75 additional roses
A rose book by any other name wouldn't spell things out as sweet! Now updated with coverage of more roses ? including the new English roses ? plus new illustrations, new zone maps, and more, this bestselling guide shows you step-by-step how to create the rose garden of your dreams.
Discover how to:
Discover how to: <UL><LI>Understand the different kinds of roses<LI>Integrate roses into your garden<LI>Choose plants by color, fragrance, and hardiness<LI>Water, mulch, fertilize, and prune<LI>Protect against pests and bad weather<LI>Locate rose resources and shows</UL>Get smart! www.dummies.com<UL><LI>Register to win cool prizes<LI>Browse exclusive articles and excerpts<LI>Get a free Dummies Daily e-mail newsletter<LI>Chat with authors and preview other books<LI>Talk to us, ask questions, get answers
About the Author
Lance Walheim is the author of more than 40 gardening books.
The National Gardening Association publishes National Gardening magazine and has co-authored many For Dummies gardening books.
Table of Contents
PART I: Roses 101.
Chapter 1: Everything You Need to Know about Roses.
Chapter 2: It's All about Flowers.
Chapter 3: Rose Fragrance.
Chapter 4: The Climates of the Rose.
PART II: Using Roses in Your Garden.
Chapter 5: Landscaping with Roses.
Chapter 6: Roses and Their Partners in the Garden.
Chapter 7: Growing Roses in Containers.
PART III: All the Roses You Need to Know.
Chapter 8: Hybrid Teas.
Chapter 9: Grandifloras.
Chapter 10: Polyanthas and Floribundas.
Chapter 11: Miniature Roses.
Chapter 12: Climbing Roses.
Chapter 13: Shrub Roses.
Chapter 14: Antique Roses.
PART IV: Growing Healthy Roses.
Chapter 15: Shopping for Roses.
Chapter 16: Planting Roses.
Chapter 17: Watering and Mulching Roses.
Chapter 18: Fertilizing Roses.
Chapter 19: A-Pruning You Must Go.
Chapter 20: Protecting Roses Where Winters Are Cold.
Chapter 21: Outsmarting Rose Pests and Diseases.
Chapter 22: Making More Roses.
Chapter 23: Drying Roses and Making Potpourri.
PART V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 24: The Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions about Roses.
Chapter 25: Ten Roses to Avoid If You're Not an Expert (Or a Masochist).
ChaPter 26: Ten Tips for Cutting Roses.
Chapter 27: Ten Roses and Rose Gardens That Made History.
PART VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Rose Societies.
Appendix B: Where to See Roses.
Appendix C: Where to Find Roses and Rose-Growing Equipment.
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