- Used Books
- Staff Picks
- Gifts & Gift Cards
- Sell Books
- Stores & Events
- Let's Talk Books
Special Offers see all
More at Powell's
Recently Viewed clear list
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Right Rose, Right Place: 359 Perfect Choices for Beds, Borders, Hedges and Screens, Containers, Fences, Trellises, and Moreby Peter Schneider
Synopses & Reviews
Grow Roses with Confidence
Roses have almost unlimited potential in your yard or garden. They will thrive in tidy deck containers, lend months of show-stopping color to perennial borders, shower cascades of blooms down trellises, and cluster together in sturdy property-line hedges. Gardening with roses is as simple as choosing the right cultivar for your conditions, location, and needs.
Rose expert Peter Schneider understands what roses like and do not like, what they can be coaxed to do and what will make them wither and fail. Everyone, Schneider insists, can enjoy success with roses when given good growing information. A delicate rose that thrives in California will probably not fare as well in a Michigan garden, but he suggests plenty of other varieties that will reward your efforts with long-lasting beauty.
Writing from his experience as a rose gardener in Ohio, Schneider describes the characteristics of hundreds of roses and how best to use them in the garden. He includes thorough coverage of hardy shrub and heritage roses, the varieties that form the backbone of his own garden and are often perfect choices for cold-winter climates. Here are roses that satisfy every desire — from blooming into spectacular cutting roses to climbing around structures or along the ground.
An extensive section on planting, pruning, and general maintenance reassures budding rosarians that, with only a few hours of attention spent during each week of the growing season, roses will provide satisfaction, beauty, fragrance, and pleasure unequaled by any other flowering plant.
Many people think roses are difficult to grow. Peter Schneider puts that fear to rest by showing you that when it comes to roses, it's all about location, location, location. The right rose will thrive when planted in the perfect spot.
About the Author
Peter Schneider has edited the Combined Rose List, the annual directory of roses in commerce, since 1992. He is the author of Peter Schneider on Roses and editor of Taylor’s Guide to Roses. His articles and essays about roses have appeared in Horticulture, The Gardener, Garden Style, and other publications. With his wife, Susan, he grows 1,200 varieties of roses in rural Ohio.
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Versatility and Appeal of Roses
1 Everyone Can Grow Roses
2 A Rose for Every Purpose
Part 2: Roses in the Garden and Landscape
3 Roses That Can Stand Alone
4 Growing Roses in Harmony with Other Plants
5 Bedding and Cutting Roses
6 Miniature Roses
7 Climbing Roses
8 Tree Roses
9 Roses in Containers
Part 3: Growing Roses
10 Getting Started: Buying and Planting Roses
11 The Basics of Care: Food, Water, Mulch
12 Dealing with Problems: Insect and Animal Pests, Blind Shoots, and Disease
13 Understanding Pruning: When, How, and Why
14 Preparation for Winter: Timing and Techniques
Appendix: Glossary, Resources, USDA Zone Map, Roses by Classification, Photography Credits
What Our Readers Are Saying
Other books you might like