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Title:
Rose basics
Author:
Beales, Amanda.
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling, 1999.
Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
"A step-by-step guide to growing, training & general care"--Cover.
General Note:
Originally published in London by Hamlyn.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780806919652
Format :
Book

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For a comprehensive course in the basics of cultivating and caring for roses, you've come to the right place. With just this book, successful rose gardening is within reach of anyone, no matter how small or challenging their space or climate. It's brimming with color photographs so vivid and enticing, you'll think you are smelling the roses they show. Narrow down your options by examining the many different varieties available, from shrub and bedding roses to climbers and ramblers. Move on to instructions for choosing and buying roses; propagating, training, and pruning the plants; coping with pests and diseases; and designing striking gardens and plantings. And if there are areas where you have poor conditions, don't miss the descriptions of the best species for the most common difficult situations. One thing is for certain: There's always a place for roses.


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Booklist Review

Here is everything a gardener needs to know when starting a rose garden. Beales begins with an explanation of family groups, dividing the genus into shrub roses, modern bedding roses, climbers and ramblers, and standard roses. There are chapters on garden design; choosing, buying, and planting; pruning and training; and soils and feeding. Beales also offers advice on pest and disease control and propagation. In the final chapter, the author suggests roses for particular situations, such as shade, poor soil, or space limitations. This handy guide contains color photographs on almost every page. --George Cohen


Library Journal Review

Long neglected, antique roses with their extravagantly blowzy flowers, quite unlike the tight-petaled blooms of their modern cousins, hybrid teas, are deservedly enjoying renewed popularity. These two titles by British rosarians are evidence of this trend. Scarman, owner of an English nursery that specializes in old-fashioned varieties, presents a beautifully illustrated directory of 150 roses as well as chapters on plant design, companion planting (with examples of innovative combinations), and basic care. Although Beales, a commercial rose grower and daughter of renowned old-rose specialist Peter Beales, intended her Rose Basics as a general guide to growing all types of roses, she features many heirloom roses worthy of cultivation. Particularly useful is the chapter on roses for difficult conditions, such as shade and poor soil; such information is often neglected in basic rose culture guides. Because both of these titles were written for a British audience, they lack specific critical advice for American gardeners, i.e., appropriate rose selection and care for the highly diverse climatic regions of the United States. For such information, readers should turn to Rayford Reddell's A Year in the Life of a Rose: A Guide to Growing Roses from Coast to Coast (LJ 11/15/96) or Judith McKeon's Encyclopedia of Roses: An Organic Guide to Growing America's Favorite Flower (LJ 9/1/95). Nevertheless, these new titles should be included in general gardening collections.√ĄBrian Lym, City Coll. Lib. of San Francisco (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.