Synopses & Reviews
In paperback for the first time, this gorgeous and affordable edition of The Rose Bible (out of print in hardcover, 0-517-58821-8) is a must-have for every rose grower, novice or expert. This beloved classic by America's leading rosarian reveals everything a gardener needs to know about this most treasured of garden plants. Ray Reddell has distilled his vast knowledge of the eternally popular rose into one copiously illustrated, indispensable reference, offering expert advice on everything from planting and pruning to training and grafting roses. Encompassing antique and modern roses, original species and recent hybrids, bushes and shrubs, ramblers and climbers, this is the definitive volume on growing splendid roses.
Top gardening writer Rayford C. Reddell, who has won accolades from sources as diverse as M.F.K. Fisher, Horticulture, and the Wall Street Journal, and whose Garden Valley Ranch is the largest and most distinguished supplier of garden roses in the United States, has distilled his vast knowledge of the perennially popular flower into The Rose Bible, an indispensable reference for expert rose growers and weekend gardeners alike. The Rose Bible encompasses both antique and modern roses, from original species roses to recent hybrid teas and grandifloras, from bushes and shrubs to ramblers and climbers, and from tree roses to miniatures. Everything the budding rose lover needs to know is here along with valuable information for the most experienced gardener on such essentials as buying, harvesting, propagating, and pruning. The Rose Bible will become a welcome addition to any gardener's library and a classic for the serious rose aficionado.
About the Author
Rayford Clayton Reddell owns a nine-acre ranch in Petaluma, California, planted with over 8,000 rose bushes. An expert on roses, he is a garden columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle as well as a regular contributor to Horticulture magazine. Ray's previ
Robert Galyean to whom this book is dedicated, was the foreman of Garden Valley Ranch until his death.
Martha Stewart who wrote her foreword after visiting Ray's awe-inspiring nine-acre ranch planted with over 8,000 rose bushes.