Synopses & Reviews
Author Stephen Scanniello has earned an international reputation as a rose scholar. A Year of Roses encompasses his advice and recommendations on how to care for roses throughout the year. It is unique because of Scanniello's expertise on the subject and his approachable style.
Includes month-by-month recommendations to properly care for roses. Written for anyone interested in learning the best practices for maintaining beautiful roses, and includes all rose categories.
The American Hort. Society named it one of the seven books of 1997 to receive the 1998 American Hort. Society Annual Book Award. This society described the book as: .,."special because of its approachability. Scanniello is one of the country's rising rosarians-thoroughly grounded, yet new enough to the game to calm the fears of beginners..."
Stephen Scanniello, rosarian of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's celebrated Cranford Rose Garden, distills his formidable practical knowledge into A Year of Roses, charting month to month the tasks necessary for keeping roses healthy and enhancing their beauty. Scanniello stresses the need for a more hands-on approach to the art of growing beautiful roses. With intelligent simplicity and inspiriting charm, A Year of Roses teaches everything: how to choose, order, store, plant, protect, and maintain your roses. Also included here are practical rose culture information for all horticultural zones, significant historical facts, personal anecdotes, detailed black-and-white line drawings - and, throughout, Scanniello's unique expertise.
The rosarian of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's celebrated Cranford Rose Garden, has put his year-round advice into a book, charting month to month the tasks necessary to keep roses healthy and beautiful. Color photos.
About the Author
Stephen Scanniello is best known as the gardener who transformed the Cranford Rose Garden of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden into one of the world's most acclaimed rose gardens. President of the Heritage Rose Foundation and a member of the American Rose Society, he is a judge for the international rose trials in Europe and the United States. Scanniello has written three books on roses, including "A Year of Roses", recipient of the American Horticultural Society's Annual Book Award. He lives and gardens in New Jersey.