Ultimate Rose

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Beth Smiley
Dorling Kindersley, 2000 - Gardening - 160 pages
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"Created by the American Rose Society, Ultimate Rose contains more than 400 photographs, featuring a variety of forms and colors. It provides a way for newcomers to understand how rose classes have emerged and evolved to create new ones. More than 60 two-page spreads feature introductory text and several examples of each class, and every flower is accompanied by text on its unique characteristics or unusual origins." "This guide to every rose class is introduced by a general overview of rose history, explaining where roses came from and why they are so popular. The book closes with a section covering basic techniques for growing roses, as well as examples of arranging and drying roses, so that everyone can enhance their world by bringing more roses into it. Whether a long-standing fan of roses or a newcomer to the gardening world, Ultimate Rose appeals to any lover of elegance, color, and beauty."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Founded in 1892, the American Rose Society is among the world's largest specialized plant societies, with approximately 25,000 members. It serves as the international registrar for all classes of roses. Based in Shreveport, Louisiana, the Gardens of the American Rose Center is the nation's largest park dedicated strictly to roses.

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