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Great ideas and down-to-earth wisdom on rose gardening from Better Homes and Gardens and the American Rose Society
Better Homes and Gardens presents Rose Gardening, a comprehensive guide to growing great roses recommended by the American Rose Society. Roses are hardy, beautiful plants that grow easily and survive cold weather, so they continually remain popular for home gardeners. This practical guide combines the artistry of rose gardening with the green-thumb wisdom it takes to succeed.
For gardeners of every skill level-whether they've grown roses before or hardly know what one should look like-this book offers inspiration, beautiful photography, artistic and creative garden plans, and historical information that rose enthusiasts will love.
- Includes colorful diagrams, helpful checklists that make planning a breeze, easy-to-understand planting and caring directions, and much more
- Features more than 600 stunning full-color photographs, including a gallery of roses that showcases hundreds of varieties
- Offers advice on selecting the right roses for your geographical region, combining roses with other plants in your design, up-to-date information on pest control, and general garden maintenance
For anyone who loves roses and rose gardens, Rose Gardening is the ultimate resource for the home gardener.
A comprehensive guide combining the artistry of rose gardening with the down-to-earth wisdom that will make a rose garden a success. Filled with colorful diagrams, helpful checklists that make shopping and planning a breeze, and easy-to-follow directions for all kinds of projects, it's the perfect guide to planning and maintaining a beautiful rose garden. More than a handy resource, this book will be an inspirational guide to designing and planting beautiful rose arrangements, with exquisite photography, artistic garden plans, and historical information on the popularity of roses over time. Chapters will include guidance and helpful advice on selecting the right rose for your region, how to combine roses with other plants in garden design, up-to-date information on pest control and garden maintenance, and detailed answers to help troubleshoot common issues. More than 600 gorgeous color photos throughout, including a gallery of roses that feature hundreds of rose varieties, categorized for convenience. Special features include ARS Rosarian tips throughout, zone maps, resource listings, a rose care calendar by region, and detailed plant-by-number plans to inspire your own garden designs.
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Table of Contents
History & Development.
The first roses.
Bigger & smaller blooms.
Selecting the right rose.
Flowers & bushes.
Roses by region.
Landscaping & designing.
Pots & bouquets.
Rose garden plans.
Rose care & maintenance.
Preparing & Planting.
Mulching, feeding & fertilizing.
Dealing with pests.
Hardiness & regional calendars.
Gallery of roses.
Old Garden Roses & species.
Miniatures & minifloras.
Climbers & ramblers.