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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing; First Edition edition (October 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0878337237
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878337231
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.7 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,075,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Some of the easiest roses to grow in Volusia and Flagler counties are "old-garden" roses. That's why William Welch's 1990 classic, Antique Roses for the South remains timeless for anybody interested in the subject. (Daytona Beach News-Journal)

Listed as a rose reference (Dallasnews.Com)

...[a] fantastic new book. (The Houston Chronicle)

An antique rose is more than just an old rose. It's the Rambo of the flower world. To learn more, [Antique Roses for the South] is a helpful area resource. (Dallas Morning News)

An excellent choice for novice rose growers. (Don Davis The News and Advance (Lynchburg))

Antique Roses for the South is wrought from experience. It is meant to alleviate the frustrations southerners feel when they try to figure out which old roses will grow well in the hotlands. A useful book. (Horticulture)

This book will be helpful to rose lovers in the lower South and possibly in the milder parts of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. It will also delight all garden dreamers with its color photographs or roses growing in many landscape settings, which demonstrate the great variety of the genus and the beauty of its many forms. I recommend this beautiful book for its information and its inspiration. Every gardener needs both. The volume itself will ornament the house until the first rose bud opens. (Harriet Jansma Fine Gardening)

This book contains a wealth of information for growers interested in cultivating antique roses. (Carolina Gardener)

Antique Roses for the South is a treasure made even more valuable considering the challenge. When you write a book about roses, something will be lost in the translation. It certainly won't smell or look as good as the real things. Given that handicap, Dr. Welch does a superb job of telling about the history, culture and preservation of old roses that have stood the test of time in the hot and humid South. (Mark Stith The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Antique Roses for the South is a top-notch work of interest both to rose collectors and those who simply wonder what that sweet-smelling rose was that grew by Grandma's porch. (Steve Bender Southern Living)

...an invaluable resource...a wealth of information...a comprehensive dictionary of more than 100 antique roses with detailed descriptions. (Dan Gill Silive.com)

If you've never smelled an antique rose and think you never will, here's a book that could change your mind...sure to provide welcome insight and ideas for anyone already enamored and just as sure to tempt and intrigue those who don't know them yet. (Pam Firmin Sun Herald, (Ms))

About the Author

William C. Welch serves as Extension Landscape Specialist in the Department of Horticulture Sciences at Texas A&M. For nearly thirty years, Bill has served on the board of Texas Garden Clubs, Inc., as Landscape Design Chairman. He is a past president and current board member of the Southern Garden History Society, and Member-at-large of the Garden Club of America. He is the author of Perennial Garden Color, and co-author of The Southern Heirloom Garden and The Bountiful Flower Garden. He resides in College Station, Texas. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By William Robbins on December 29, 2001
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The good news is that this book identifies antique roses that are not seen that often and has some very good pictures of them. There is also some interesting discussion about how some of these roses were found and identified by hobbyists. The bad news is that I was expecting a lot more information on husbandry. For example, there are only two pages in the book dedicated to growing antique roses in containers, but there are no less than 52 pages (about half the narrative of the book, discounting the rose list in the back) dedicated to indoor flower arrangements with roses, drying and preserving roses in displays, etc., which has absolutely no interest to me. I'd recommend this book as a supplemental reference on antiques, relying on other sources for care information.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 13, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This was a great book, full of information specifically geared toward the south. It was great to see a book full of roses that can thrive in the southern climate. Though I am a beginner at gardening, and especially antique rose gardening, I felt there was lots of information here for the experienced gardener as well. This book has been a great reference tool, as well as one that is a joy to just look at.
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33 of 39 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 7, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I thought the book would address more than the South Texas Area. Rather misleading title- It is difficult to find information on roses that do well in zones 6-9.Too many pages devoted to flower arranging and potpourri making.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 6, 1996
Format: Hardcover
Mr Welch's book is an excellent catalogue of Old Roses and their suitability to Texas. The pictures are very good. I would have liked more information on care and a bit less on Rose crafts and arranging. Given my current condominium site, more information on containers and shade tolerance would have been helpful
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "magnoliamemories" on May 4, 2002
Format: Hardcover
As a horticulturist and landscape designer, I am asked to do seminars on antique and old garden roses. I always recommend this book as an additional source of information. It gives a lot of good information on propagation, care, and recommended varieties. Especially valuable is his list of roses in the back of the book with suggested landscape uses. This book won't disappoint you.
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