Synopses & Reviews
Featuring a history of the rose, origins of names, and a showcase of the best-loved roses, The American Rose Society Encyclopedia of Roses is a complete guide to the care and cultivation of more than 2,000 types of roses. Cataloged in an easy-to-follow A-Z format and lusciously illustrated.
About the Author
Charles Quest-Ritson has traveled the world in pursuit of the rose and has 20 years experience as a grower, lecturer, judge, and author. His books include DK's Garden Finder and A Social History of Gardening. Founded in 1892, the American Rose Society is among the world's largest specialized plant societies, with approximately 25,000 members. It serves as the international registrar for all classes of roses. Based in Shreveport, Louisiana, the Gardens of the American Rose Center is the nation's largest park dedicated to roses.