Botanica's Roses: The Encyclopedia of Roses

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Peter Beales
Welcome Rain, 1999 - Gardening - 704 pages
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The first section includes information on the history of the rose and an explanation of the different types of rose and how they are classified, information on planning a rose garden, planting cultivating, and pruning roses. A USDA hardiness zone map is included. The second section contains A-Z entries for wild roses and cultivated roses. Each entry includes the roses name, code name and synonyms, if any; horticultural and color classification; description and any specific cultivation requirements; range of hardiness zones; breeder's name, country and date of registration; the rose's parentage and any rewards received; and for many, a color photograph. The third section contains a reference table listing each rose and its bloom color, size, type and shape; fragrance amount; flowering habit and incidence; and petal shape. Also in this section are notes on rose breeders, a glossary, a bibliography, and cross references from code names and synonyms to the rose name.

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An exceptional reference on one of the world's favorite flowers. After introductory information on the rose's history and culture, there's about 600 pages of terrific photos and accurate descriptions ... Read full review


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David Austin is founder and trustee of the Alfie Roberts Institute, an independent research, educational, and community development organization based in MontrA(c)al, and the editor of A View for Freedom: Alfie Roberts Speaks on the Caribbean, Cricket, MontrA(c)al, and C.L.R. James. His work has appeared in the South African, North American and Algerian media.

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