Christopher's brief account of his journeys searching out the hardy yet subtle shrubs classified as "old roses" provides many satisfactions. Illustrations.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This highly readable account is the story of one man's quest for the old-fashioned roses, fragrant and beautiful flowers largely forgotten following the introduction of tea roses in 1867. The author recounts his explorations through backyards, cemeteries, abandoned gold rush towns of America, and old gardens of Europe, describing the roses he found and the dedicated specialists he met along the way. By one estimate, only several hundred of the originally thousands of old rose cultivars still exist. These roses' wealth of form, color, fragrance, and habit made each unique; the same cannot be said of the new, uniform varieties. This is a welcome record of the efforts of the few who are preserving this agricultural legacy.
- Annette Aiello, Smithsonian Tropical Research Inst., Panama
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book will make you want to get out your pruning shears and head for old cemeteries, rose infested ditches, and tumbledown homesteads! Great read!Published 10 months ago by Dawn Andersson
Most charming and entertaining to read. Thomas Christopher takes you to places " In Search of Lost Roses" that every gardener would like to go. Read morePublished 12 months ago by N. C. Winn
In general, gardeners do not like to hear other gardeners bragging about their success. This book is similar to an ego dildo for the author. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Luis Corrales
For those of us who love the old, lush, fragrant old rose, this is fascinating reading. Tracking down some of these old lost roses for the sake of identifying them and telling... Read morePublished on July 21, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Being a rose enthusiast and a student of history, I found this book fascinating. Very well written.
A sequel would be nice!
This is a book for those that truly love roses and will do anything for them I myself have used hints to get wonderful rosesPublished on June 28, 2013 by jane bowers
This has been sitting on my shelf forever. Glad I finally took it down. I'm engrossed. "Lost" roses. Who knew? Best part? Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by Michele Kingery