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Best Rose Guide
A Comprehensive Selection
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. About The Author:

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.


Author : Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix
ISBN : 1552978443
Publisher : Firefly Books
Sugg. Retail Price : $49.95
Available in Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288

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