Author(s): PHILLIPS Roger RIX M
"Fresh ideas for selecting and growing the latest roses."
Gardeners are always searching for new roses and better ways to grow them. Best Rose Guide is an up-to-date reference with a wealth of new ideas for selecting and planting the ideal roses.
This authoritative guide covers 850 roses and bridges the divide between scientific texts and everyday horticultural books. The book explains how to identify and understand every type of rose.
Best Rose Guide features: Detailed introductions to twenty-four categories of rose including Old Roses, Climbers, Shrubs and Modern Roses Expert advice on selecting and growing Planting ideas, companion plants and care Cross-references, hardiness zones.
Vivid photographs show every rose in exquisite detail. The authoritative text also explains how roses have been cultivated from ancient Roman times to today with fascinating information and the most up-to-date DNA studies.
Featuring the newest rose varieties and the latest techniques and ideas for selecting and growing them, Best Rose Guide is a definitive reference on roses.
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Every page has photographs so clear that you can almost sense the scent of roses.--Nancy Burford"E-Streams" (06/01/2005)
Roger Phillips was trained as a painter at Chelsea School of Art, and pioneered the use of color photography for the reliable identification of natural history subjects. Together with Martyn Rix, he has co-authored twenty-five books including "Annuals and Biennials" and "Perennials," which have sold millions of copies around the world.
Martyn Rix is a botanist, plant collector and gardener. He worked as botanist at the Royal Horticultural Society's Garden at Wisley before becoming an independent botanical advisor and writer. Rix was awarded the Gold Veitch Memorial Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society for his services to horticulture.