Synopses & Reviews
Apart from its romantic allure and captivating fragrance, the rose can play a variety of useful and transformative roles in many landscape settings. This lovely book offers ideas for using roses inventively in the garden, such as enhancing a childrens play area with thornless roses mixed with sweet berry bushes. The reader learns about the types of roses suited to an array of conditions from low bog to sunny slope. It lists the roses ideal companions in a mixed border and in entwining plant combinations. Reviewing the top-rated roses for foliage, fragrance, color, and pest and disease resistance, the book also recommends roses appropriate for 11 distinct climatic zones.
A visually stunning guide to creatively using roses to enhance any outdoor area discusses the many types of roses suited to a variety of conditions, lists the rose's perfect companions in a mixed border and in entwining plant combinations, and reviews the best roses for foliage, fragrance, color, an
Filled with practical design advice for incorporating roses into virtually every kind of landscape, this timeless, inspirational guide is destined to become a landscape gardening classic. Learn how to purchase and care for roses throughout the year.
About the Author
Jeff Cox, former editor of Organic Gardening magazine, helped lead the organic movement from a fringe idea to a phenomenon. He was the host of Your Organic Garden on PBS and Grow It! on HGTV and is the author of seventeen books, including the James Beard Award-nominated The Organic Cook's Bible. His Web site is organicfoodguy.com.Jerry Pavia's photographs have appeared in many books and other publications, most notably Beyond the Rose Garden, Rooted in the Spirit, Yosemite National Park, and Yellowstone National Park. He is a contributing photographer to Fulcrumfs Gardener's Guide calendars.