Synopses & Reviews
Illustrated with beautiful, evocative photographs, as well as practical step-by-step sequences, The Essential Rose Garden is the definitive guide to growing, maintaining and designing with the world's most enduring flower.
-- The book begins with a fascinating history of the rose, from ancient Greece to the most influential modern rose growers of the 20(th) century. The next section, Growing Better Roses, offers straightforward instructions on buying and planting roses, routine maintenance, pruning and keeping roses disease-free. Roses Around the Garden provides a practical view of different planting methods and combinations, covering border roses, climbers, ramblers and standards, as well as ground cover, miniature and container roses. Finally, The Rose Gallery showcases a selection of the most popular varieties of rose available, all portrayed with clear, glorious color photographs.
-- A comprehensive guide to the different varieties of rose and how to get the best from every type
-- A practical guide to planting, priming and nurturing roses, with step-by-step photographs
-- An inspiring and instructive guide to designing with roses
-- Over 275 beautiful, evocative color photographs of roses in all their splendor