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Complete guide to roses
Cunningham, Linda Raglan.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Des Moines, Iowa : Meredith Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
256 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 28 cm
General Note:
Title on back cover: Ortho's complete guide to roses.

Includes index.
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SB411 .C695 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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- The "everything-you-need-to-know" guide to successfully growing roses.

- Simple techniques show everyone from beginner to enthusiast how to select, pot, stake and care for roses.

- Expert advice includes how to deal with pests and diseases as well as how to ensure healthy plants by controlling light, temperature and humidity.

Table of Contents

The Story of Rosesp. 6
Roses in the Ancient Worldp. 8
From the Dark Ages to the 18th Centuryp. 9
Roses in North Americap. 10
Roses From Asiap. 11
Empress Josephine and Malmaisonp. 12
The Beginning of Modern Rosesp. 14
20th-Century Rosesp. 18
Rose Breeding Today: Who's Who?p. 22
Selecting the Right Rosep. 24
Anatomy of a Rosep. 26
Forms of Rosesp. 28
Classification of Rosesp. 30
Choosing Roses for Colorp. 36
Choosing Roses for Fragrancep. 38
Choosing Roses for the Climatep. 40
Choosing Roses for Disease Resistancep. 42
Buying a Rosep. 44
Using Roses in the Landscapep. 46
Formal and Informal Gardensp. 48
Borders and Bedsp. 50
Landscaping Roles for Rosesp. 52
Combining Roses with Other Plantsp. 58
Choosing Color for Companion Plantingsp. 60
Using Containers in the Landscapep. 62
Planting Rosesp. 64
Selecting a Sitep. 66
Providing Drainagep. 70
Growing Roses in Raised Bedsp. 71
Preparing the Soilp. 72
Planting Bare-Root Rosesp. 76
Planting Container-Grown Rosesp. 78
Planting Roses in Containersp. 80
Relocating Rosesp. 82
Caring for Rosesp. 84
Wateringp. 86
Watering Methodsp. 88
Mulchingp. 90
Weedingp. 92
Feedingp. 94
Care Calendarp. 100
Pruning Rosesp. 104
When to Prunep. 106
Toolsp. 107
How to Prune: The Basicsp. 108
How to Prune Different Rosesp. 112
Disbuddingp. 114
Summer Pruningp. 115
Protecting Rosesp. 116
Controlling Diseases and Pestsp. 118
Sprayersp. 120
Applying Pesticidesp. 121
Ortho's Rose Problem Solverp. 122
Winter Protectionp. 128
The Pleasure of Rosesp. 132
Roses as Cut Flowersp. 134
Arranging Rosesp. 136
The American Rose Societyp. 142
Exhibiting and Judging Rosesp. 144
Preserving Rosesp. 148
Potpourrip. 150
Creating and Multiplying Rosesp. 152
Hybridizing a New Varietyp. 154
Starting Roses From Seedp. 158
Propagating Rosesp. 160
Commercial Production of Rosesp. 164
Gallery of Rosesp. 168
How to Use the Selection Guidep. 170
Hybrid Tea and Grandiflora Rosesp. 172
Floribunda and Polyantha Rosesp. 186
Miniature and Miniflora Rosesp. 198
Classic and Modern Shrub Rosesp. 208
Old Garden Roses and Speciesp. 226
Climbing Rosesp. 234
Rose Gardens You Can Visitp. 242
Resourcesp. 243
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Mapp. 244
Metric Conversionsp. 244
Indexp. 245
Creditsp. 256