Synopses & Reviews
Exquisite photographs of classic favorites and new selections of David Austin's collection of beloved blooms grace every page of this book. Austin revolutionized rose gardening by restoring the viability and popularity of the old roses, and in The English Roses he describes in detail 40 recently developed varieties in addition to 40 of his best-loved and time-tested favorites.
He presents his entirely new classification and recounts how he set out to create the English roses. In eloquent prose he clearly reveals his passion for these roses and his lifelong dedication to their improvement. The authoritative text describes:
The distinctive qualities and fragrances of English rosesThe original old rose hybridsMusk hybrids, alba hybrids, the Leander groupClimbing roses, cut-flower rosesGrowth habits, flower form, foliage and name originValuable cultivation tipsAustin's favorite garden designsHow to cut and arrange roses.