Synopses & Reviews
The spectacularly successful Ultimate Rose Book
is back in a thoroughly updated and revised edition. Rosarian Stirling Macoboy's book is a classic, not just for its beautiful pictures and comprehensive coverage, but also for its author's good-humored, opinionated observations and his selection of 1,500 rose varieties to feature out of tens of thousands.
The expanded edition features 300 new varieties, selected for their beauty, fragrance, hardiness, and popularity, as well as new features on the history of the rose, the renaissance of garden roses, climbers, and ramblers, and great rose gardens of the world. There are also updated chapters on the classification of roses, as well as a glossary and bibliography. The 2,000 color photographs include the varieties named in the book.
An indispensable reference that possesses visual beauty and literary wit and soul, The Ultimate Rose Book is for gardeners and rose lovers everywhere.
This beautiful book features more than 1,500 roses of all types from all over the world. History and how-to text accompany more than 1,650 full-color photographs--the result of years of research and travel by a descendant of the author of the 1783 classic The English Garden.