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An Excellent Book,
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This review is from: Complete Guide to Roses (Paperback)
I bought this book and also "Roses For Dummies." I Think this book is much better.
It is in full color with pictures of the roses next to the description."Dummies" is mostly black and white with a small color section in the middle, detached from the descriptions, and most roses have no picture at all.
Other interesting features are a numerical rating for each rose (lacking in "Dummies") and a discussion of growing roses in various sections of the country.
Both books cover the essentials, like planting, and "dummies" has a better section on propagation, but that's about all that's better.
And,surprisingly, the book is NOT a commercial for Miracle-Gro, although it's mentioned by name along with generic alternatives. (I've had good luck with Miracle-Gro, so I wouldn't care anyway.)