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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; 2 edition (January 2, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580170285
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580170284
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #293,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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“Fun to read and more interesting than many how to’s.”

Publishers Weekly

 

“[Roses Love Garlic] is fascinating and makes interesting and useful reading.”

Newsday

 

“Let Louis Riotte introduce you to hundreds of flowers and all their friends (and enemies, too.)

Countryside & Small Stock Journal

 

“…unlocks the secrets of companion gardening as well as other gardening lore.”

Butler (Pa.) Eagle

 

From the Back Cover

Let Louise Riotte Introduce You to Hundreds of Flowers and All Their Friends (and Enemies, Too!)

Companion planting is simply planning your garden to take advantage of the antural friendships between plants. In Roses Love Garlic you'll discover how flowers help or hinder nearby vegetables and other flowers.


More About the Author

Beloved Storey author and life-long gardener Louise Riotte passed away in 1998 at the age of 89. She wrote 12 books on gardening, companion planting, and garden lore, among them the ever-popular Carrots Love Tomatoes, which has sold approximately 515,000 copies. Her father taught her to believe in and practice astrology, while her mother was a practicing herbalist. Together they inevitably influenced her life and her books, Roses Love Garlic, Astrological Gardening, Sleeping with a Sunflower, Catfish Ponds & Lily Pads, and her most recent book, Raising Animals by the Moon. Her own line drawings are included in all her books. Before authoring books, Riotte was a ghost writer for Simon & Schuster and for Jerry Baker's radio gardening show, and she wrote a number of articles for Organic Gardening as well. Riotte took pride in her garden near her home in Ardmore, Oklahoma, which her son Eugene helped care for in her later years.

Customer Reviews

Layout is easy to use.
K. Robertson
This is the companion book to Carrots Love Tomatoes and if you want the best garden you could possibly have, both books are virtually essential.
NorthCountryMN
I was a bit disappointed in this book.
prussianette

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

84 of 88 people found the following review helpful By prussianette on October 18, 2001
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I was a bit disappointed in this book. There were some references as to what plants complement each other, and what ones are used to repel certain insects, but those references were too few and buried deep within certain textual descriptions of various plants. Many, if not most, plant references did not even have companion planting information. Then there were the chapters referring to cosmetics, fragrances, and skin care that better belonged in a health and beauty aid book. I will be looking for a different book to supply my needs on companion planting--but this time will preview the book at a bookstore or library so I know what I am getting.
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Julia Phippen on May 25, 2000
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Roses Love Garlic is a great book for novice and experienced gardeners alike. For the beginning gardener, chapter 19 offers many sample garden plans for both small and large plots. The more experienced gardeners might enjoy chapters 12 and 13 which provide projects involve dried flowers and the use of natural dyes. My personal favorite is chapter 7, "Companion planting with flowers and herbs." This book is a must own for anyone interested in chemical free gardening.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 18, 2009
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I'm an extremely practical gardener. My idea of a pretty flower is my eggplants blooming. Having read Carrots love Tomatoes, I was eager to get my hands on Roses as well, imagining all sorts of useful plants with flowers on them. But this book is actually about flowers, the ones people grow just because they're pretty. There's nothing wrong with beauty for beauty's sake, it's just not my style. This book definitely has information that I plan on using, and I highly recommend it for people who actually like flowers on their own.

I wish I could have met Louise Riotte, she seems such a fascinating person from her writings.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By C. A. Noe on January 9, 2007
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I originally bought this book over 20 years ago from Rodale press and lost it in one of my many moves. It is an excellent resource for companion and inter-planting of flowers, many of which are edible, with vegetables. I now garden in containers and the concepts in this book lend themselves easily to this kind of gardening.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul on January 21, 2012
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After reading the great reviews on this book, I was extremely disappointed with the book.

I use very few chemicals in my gardens and thought that with the title 'Roses love Garlic' that there would be some in depth discussion concerning the benefits of garlic to roses. There is less that 1/2 page total concerning 'allium' which covered onions, chives and garlic with a brief mention of roses. The only mention of benefical plants for roses was a 14 word article about 'rose chafer'; and a 32 word article about 'roses' that they do not like boxwood.

There was less that 2 pages total of useless ambiguious words about roses - titled "rose, wild', rose family, 'roses, climbing', 'roses, unique', and 'roses, unusual'. This contained absolutely not information about companion gardening with or growing roses.

There are lots of good books available about companion gardening and organic gardening; so it is beyond me why anyone would put this in their library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tammy Schleis on May 28, 2013
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There was a lot of information, but a lot of it was in the book, Carrots Love Tomatoes by same author.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. M. A. Broad on July 8, 2007
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Recently purchased this book and find it very useful, not only from the types of roses but for all the other things that you would never think of doing with them. A nice book for gardeners and anyone interested in roses to have
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By jrtob on June 25, 2014
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I love book that deal with gardening organically. It is full of a lot of information that is very interesting to me.
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