"Rose aficionados, acclaimed authors, and dedicated gardeners, Brenner and Scanniello deftly explore the intricate history and enduring mystery behind four dozen of the most famous, obscure, exotic, and unassuming names in rose cultivation. . . .The authors provide plenty of arcane facts and tantalizing revelation in an equally entertaining and educational foray into the competitive, complicated, and frequently comical world of rose naming."—Booklist
“A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but its history would be very different. . . . Covering social and cultural history, technology, art, and science, A Rose by Any Name proves that a whole world can be found within the petals of a single rose. Consider the excerpt that follows our valentine to you.”—Martha Stewart Living
“[Brenner & Scaniello] tell the naming stories of some 1,200 varieties of roses among the more than 15,000 registered rose species and cultivars in their highly entertaining new book, A Rose by Any Name. Each of its illuminating chapters reads almost like a mini biography, albeit of a plant. Best of all, the authors even reveal how you can name a rose after yourself.”—Town & Country
Great reading for those who want history of roses. Great anecdotes.Published 5 months ago by Mario E. Aguilar
beautiful book. loved it. gave one as a gift and kept one for myself. would definitely buy it again. thanks.Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this as a gift and it is not only lovely but has interesting historys on roses of many kinds.Published on December 18, 2012 by beckytrn
I bought this for a gift and my mom loved it!! She is a member of the Rose Society and was excited to share with the other members.Published on December 13, 2011 by J. Clagg
I MARRIED A ROSE WHO LOVES ROSES AND GROWS ROSES, SO HOW COULD I BUY A BETTER GIFT FOR A GIRL LIKE THAT....