Books

Must-haves to add to your library!


Roses without chemicals

Roses Without Chemicals: 150 Disease-Free Varieties That Will Change the Way You Grow Roses

Peter Kukielski

Spray no more! Roses have a reputation for being finicky garden plants that require chemicals and fertilizers to stay healthy and disease free. Fortunately, recent breeding efforts have produced disease-resistant varieties that perform beautifully in all kinds of conditions. Peter E. Kukielski, former curator of the award-winning rose garden at the New York Botanical Garden, highlights 150 of these tough, new varieties, rating them for disease resistance, flowering, and fragrance. He also tells which perform best in each region and teaches simple cultivation techniques that will result in gorgeous, easy-care gardens filled with healthy roses.

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Growing Roses in Cold Climates

Growing Roses in Cold Climates

Richard Hass, Jerry Olson, John Whitman

This thoroughly updated edition of the landmark volume Growing Roses in Cold Climates includes:

  • Accessible information on 875 varieties of roses best suited to cold climates
  • New methods for protecting roses in winter
  • Hundreds of new rose introductions, including disease-resistant and hardy varieties
  • Five-star ratings to help you select top-performing roses

In addition to describing both organic and inorganic solutions to common rose problems, this volume also profiles twelve major classes of roses, complete with photographs and step-by-step guidelines on achieving ideal growing conditions.

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The New Rose

The New Rose

Paul Peterson

A complete guide for lovers of roses, The New Rose gives overview information on selecting roses for the home landscape as well as growing techniques, diseases and landscaping ideas. Compiled by the National Home Gardening Club.

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Everyday Roses

Everyday Roses: How to Grow Knock Out® and Other Easy-Care Garden Roses

Paul Zimmerman

More and more homeowners are adding easy-care roses to their gardens after discovering their versatility, range of color, and season-long foliage and bloom cycle. In this book, rose expert Paul Zimmerman debunks common rose myths and outdated care instructions, and instead imparts practical rose care advice in a fun and accessible voice. Readers will find helpful suggestions for choosing roses based on landscape need, tips on what to look for when buying roses, new techniques for the best way to plant roses, and sensible time-saving methods to maintain their roses throughout the year. Aimed at gardeners who want the beauty of roses without the fuss, this book offers an approach that is more accessible and environmentally friendly than competing volumes--and no other book in the current market focuses exclusively on modern roses and getting the most out of them.

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Climbing Roses

Climbing Roses

Stephen Scanniello, Tania Bayard

No flower is more popular than the rose, and none can match the color, beauty, and drama that climbing roses bring to a garden. This guide catalogs 65 beautiful rose varieties that thrive in the varied soil and climate conditions of North America. It is full of suggestions on how to cultivate and train the roses. 90 full-color photos.

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Botanica's Roses

Botanica’s Roses

William A. Grant

The rose is one of the most, if not the most, recognized and best loved flowers in the world. No other plant or flower brings such crowning glory to a garden as the rose. Now all the species and varieties of roses are carefully and lovingly categorized in this comprehensive guide. This inexhaustible reference is compiled by Botanica's expert editors and stands alongside the equally impressive Annuals & Perennials and Trees & Shrubs. Over 2,500 color photographs capture the beauty of the over 2,000 varieties listed. You are sure to find the perfect rose for any site, season, or soil condition. Complete with a reference table and glossary, this compendium is both easy to use and portable."

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The Natural Rose Gardener

The Natural Rose Gardener

Lance Walheim

The Natural Rose Gardener is for everyone who loves roses, from the casual grower with a few beloved varieties to the enthusiastic collector with hundreds. Text and over 170 large color photographs tell how to select roses adapted to your region and growing conditions, whether you live in the cold winter North or the arid Southwest. Includes the latest nonchemical prevention and control information against pests and diseases.

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