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Right Rose, Right Place Hardcover – September 16, 2009
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This book will keep readers from being daunted by the prospect of rose gardening. Recommended especially for those new to rose growing.
His book could well change any notions you might have of these plants being fussy and frail.
Schneider’s book speaks with authority the advice a rose lover needs for extending uses of one of the world’s favorite flowers...this work deserves a place on the shelves of public libraries and of rose lovers.
This is the rose encyclopedia I’ve sought. It speaks to the city gardener and has plenty for the landed gentry as well. To all, I’d say this is the perfect book to spend a day with before the season starts or as it unfolds.
About the Author
Peter Schneider has edited the Combined Rose List, the annual directory of roses in commerce, since 1992. He is the author of Peter Schneider on Roses and editor of Taylor’s Guide to Roses. His articles and essays about roses have appeared in Horticulture, The Gardener, Garden Style, and other publications. With his wife, Susan, he grows 1,200 varieties of roses in rural Ohio.
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But Peter Schneider gardens and grows over 1200 roses in Ohio (Zone 5). Just about every rose he recommends in this book is hardy in his growing zone, and many to colder ones yet. He very helpfully indicates just how tall the roses actually get in his zone -- so the climber rose, Zephirine Drouhin, for example, which is usually listed as reaching 10 ft in height, only gets to be a 4-ft bush in his garden because it is only marginally hardy. And he also tells us how well each variety repeats bloom for him. This is very useful information for those planning gardens.
Much of the book reads like a series of informal chats with an experienced rose grower who shares all kinds of useful, "insider" tips, information and amusing stories with us. Lucky us!
There are many beautiful photographs of the roses, although not every variety is pictured, which would have been helpful to those of us who are not already familiar with hundreds of varieties. But his advice concerning rose care is some of the most helpful I have read to date, particularly concerning mulching, winter care and pests/diseases.
Altogether a very useful book for rose growers, and particularly recommended for northern and midwestern would-be rosarians.
First and most importantly; this is the distillation of one man's experience during thirty years of rose gardening in Ohio. Ohio is not known as a place where any rose you plant will thrive effortlessly. You may not live in Ohio but you certainly have difficult spots where what you want to grow refuses to oblige. Peter Schneider offers alternatives for both varieties and location.
If you are a planner his knowledge based recommendations will save you a bunch of money. If you are, like me, an impulse buyer, thorough pre-season reading may well save you from yourself.
Roses are a passion and all too often our passion is specialized. For example I have books that only pertain to modern hybrid teas, or 'bullet proof' varieties of modern carefree shrub roses. Other books that refuse to even look at anything introduced after about 1930. Some delight in the impossible to find, never heard of them roses.
Schneider seems to just love all types of roses. He writes factually and is careful to remind his readers that he is writing about his own experience and that yours may be different.
This book is divided into three parts. Part One is a general introduction. Part Two, the largest section, covers roses in the garden and the landscape. He covers specimen roses, beds and borders, varieties for cutting, miniatures, climbers, tree roses and growing roses in containers. Part Three is the "how to" section and it is pretty comprehensive. Finally there is an excellent index.
Every rose in this book is commercially available (or was at the time of publication) This is not your ultimate encyclopedia of rose varieties, it is much more useful than that!
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Yes, those drifts of top heavy, loaded with blossom types I've admired but been afraid to try. I'm zone 5 and feared I wouldn't be able to grow the Old Roses I've coveted. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Dixie Lee
Five stars! This book has something for everyone whether you are a novice or experienced rosarian. The title sums up the author's approach - he wants to help the reader select a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Deborah A. Lawyer
Just increased my knowledge of how much you need to do to make your roses bloom and perform to give the best showing.Published 6 months ago by Shininglight
One of my favorite books about roses. Great source of information, very well written and to the point. A lot of useful and realistic advice for northern gardeners.Published 6 months ago by Valentina
I used it as a basis for a rose society program and gave it as the door prize.Published 11 months ago by Mary Maud Sharpe
Very good book so there is no way to kill your rose bushes anymore if you follow the simple instructions and zones.Published 12 months ago by dojoson