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Landscape with roses
Cox, Jeff, 1940-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
234 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
General Note:
"Gardens, walkways, arbors, containers"--Cover.

Includes index.
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SB411 .C786 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Filled with practical design advice for incorporating roses into virtually every kind of landscape, this timeless, inspirational guide is destined to become a landscape gardening classic. Learn how to purchase and care for roses throughout the year.

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Booklist Review

Low-maintenance roses? Yes, there is a new breed of shrub rose. These less-fussy plants inspired Cox to create a guide to designing garden plans where perennials contentedly consort with the queen of flowers. Although some rose lovers desire formal beds, others strive for an exuberant, free-form naturalistic style, so Cox shows ways to maximize the effects of repeat and once-blooming roses regardless of the garden layout. Pavia's photographs capture vignettes in private, primarily American, gardens where splendid varieties of old and modern roses reign. Cox looks for qualities like disease resistance, an attractive growth habit, and abundant flower production to base his recommendations for rose color and hardiness or to meet design requirements. Anyone new to rose gardening should appreciate the concluding chapters, with practical advice on how to select, grow, and prune roses. --Alice Joyce

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 2
Part I Roses for Any Settingp. 5
Designing with Rosesp. 7
Suitable for Any Style Gardenp. 8
Design Inspirationp. 16
A Naturalistic Approach to Designp. 23
Create Garden Vignettesp. 27
Roses Complement Any Color Schemep. 28
Achieving a Long Season of Bloomp. 36
The Diversity of Rosesp. 44
What's New in Rosesp. 46
Unrivaled Varietyp. 55
The Most Useful Rosesp. 69
Roses around the Housep. 84
Roses Brighten Foundation Plantingsp. 87
Flank a Path with Colorp. 93
Drape Your Windows in Rosesp. 98
Perk Up Decks, Porches, and Patiosp. 106
A Colorful Splash around Patiosp. 109
Suitable for Containersp. 110
Dressing Up a Mailboxp. 114
Roses in Mixed Plantingsp. 116
An Anchor for Beds and Bordersp. 118
Cover Their Ankles with Ground Coversp. 130
Drape Trees with Colorful Climbing Rosesp. 131
Let Vines Twine into Rosesp. 136
Among Orchards, Vineyards, and Herb Gardensp. 138
Roses throughout the Landscapep. 140
As Alternative Ground Coversp. 142
Securing Slopesp. 146
Along Property Boundariesp. 148
Reflecting at the Water's Edgep. 152
A Rose Bower, or Hideawayp. 155
Cutting Gardensp. 161
Gardens for Childrenp. 162
Roses on Structuresp. 166
Splayed against Trellisesp. 170
Up and Over Archesp. 176
Draping Arborsp. 180
Embracing a Pergolap. 185
Gracing Gazebosp. 188
Up Pillars and Postsp. 189
On Tuteurs and Obelisksp. 194
Along Fencesp. 196
Part II Planting and Caring for Rosesp. 198
Buying Rosesp. 200
Hand-Pick Your Roses at Local Nurseriesp. 200
Shop Catalogs for Greater Varietyp. 201
Buy Bare-Root Roses in Early Springp. 201
Buy Container-Grown Roses All Seasonp. 202
Roses Are Graded for Qualityp. 203
Growing Healthy Rosesp. 204
Plenty of Sunp. 204
Loamy Soilp. 205
Rich Nutrientsp. 206
Slightly Acid pHp. 207
Ample Water, Good Drainagep. 207
Mulch for Protectionp. 208
Protection from Windp. 210
Planting Rosesp. 211
Planting Bare-Root Rosesp. 211
Planting Container-Grown Rosesp. 212
Planting Roses in Containersp. 213
Transplanting Rosesp. 215
Propagating Rosesp. 215
Rooting Rose Cuttingsp. 216
Layering Rose Canesp. 217
An Easy, Modified Layering Techniquep. 218
Pruning Rosesp. 219
Prune with Purposep. 219
Deadheadingp. 222
Protecting Tender Roses over Winterp. 222
Rose Pests and Diseasesp. 224
Choose Resistant Rosesp. 224
Prevention Paysp. 224
Keeping Pests in Checkp. 227
Keeping Diseases at Bayp. 227
Deterring Deer, Rabbits, and Gophersp. 229
USDA Hardiness Zone Mapp. 230
Indexp. 231