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Year of Roses Hardcover – May 2, 2006
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One of the country's foremost authorities on roses, Scanniello is the often-quoted rosarian responsible for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's lovely Cranford rose garden. Imbued with a delightfully intimate tone, Scanniello's practical new guide seems the next best thing to sitting down with him for a cup of tea and chatting about the very best ways to deal with roses of all types--modern or antique. Addressing different methods for various areas of the country, Scanniello touches on topics ranging from ordering roses by mail order to pruning, planting, fertilizing, and nonchemical ways to keep rosebushes healthy. Always an enthusiastic instructor, Scanniello offers accessible counsel for beginning gardeners and fascinating tips for gardeners who might already possess expertise but could readily use advice from an expert. Alice Joyce --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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A lot of rose books are either way too technical and not able to explain why something is important, or they are picture books of impossibly perfect plants being displayed by professional growers. This is a beautiful book written with a life time of experience and lifetime of teaching how to get the best from your roses. It is the only rose book I would recommend, and I would recommend it to beginners or 'experts.' It's like having a wise patient friend right at hand for those days or summers when your roses just drive you nuts.
Oh, Amzon's price was a third of the books cost in Barnes and Noble, I used the free shipping option and no sales tax. This was a great deal and it arrived in four days.
So for the time being I have decided to renovate the sad looking roses I already have before buying any new ones. I found the book especially useful as the information is categorized by the month. If I am successful it will be due mainly to Mr Scanniello.
The only one annoyance I have with my edition is that it is full of typos. I hope future edition will have removed them, as they are a poor reflection on this remarkable book.
The book is very informative and often funny.
For the first time (I think) I understand how to prune roses.
Great tips on how to grow roses in the cold North East.
Rose information also useful for the rest of the country.
A great book.