on January 23, 2006
I adore roses and when I first purchased my house, I got several books on the topic and planted several roses in my front entry. Unfortunately only one of several plants has survived these past twelve years, and I got discouraged. The book Complete Guide to Roses has ignited my interest again. It covers every aspect of roses, from their origin and development, to testing and preparing soil, diagnosing pests and diseases by leaf inspection, and the description of specific types, varieties, and characteristics of roses available on the market today. Armed with this new information and a sense of mission, I've decided to try again!
on December 12, 2006
Whether you have roses and are having problems with them or wish to plan out a rose garden, Complete Guide to Roses is the item of choice, pairing color photos of roses and gardens with tips on transplanting, using fertilizers, and choosing the best roses for the climate. From how to prune to insights on and from the American Rose Society, COMPLETE GUIDE TO ROSES is more than a garden how-to book: it covers virtually everything having to do with roses.
Diane C. Donovan
on February 19, 2014
Excellent guide to anything you want to know about roses. Everything from planting, care, and propagation, to the proper pruning of all the different kinds of roses. If you want to learn the right way, buy this book.
Beautiful illustrations and photos. Be sure to read the origin of the modern rose - you will be impressed when you read the history behind all the hybrids we have now - how it all started with one queen and how the rose became even more important than war.