Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Antique Rose Emporium; 1St Edition edition (April 15, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.5 x 11.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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This is a valuable book for selecting antique roses that perform well in the southeast and southwestern areas of the U.S. After a brief introduction, chapters are arranged as follows: 1) Vigorous climbers 2) Mannerly climbers 3) Large shrubs 4) Small Shrubs 5) Specialty roses. Each variety is given a two page spread which contains a few paragraphs describing the rose and its habits and numerous photographs. The most valuable aspect are the photographs because they show how the rose grows in different situations, such as on a fence, an arbor, etc. There are close-ups of the rose and views of the entire plant. There is no horticultural advice, so this book can really only be used as a selection device. The photos alone, however, make this a worthy purchase.
Great photos showing close-ups as well as full views of the plants showing how they look when grown. Loved the history but really just loved the photos most of all.So very helpful to a Florida rose grower and inspirational.
A lovely hardback, with a sturdy sewn binding in dustjacket. 174 pp and well over 250 color illustrations -- mostly photos.TABLE OF CONTENTSVigorous Climbers (20)- Once Blooming- Repeat BloomingMannerly Climbers (15)- Accents- Cascading Hybrid MusksLarge Shrubs (23)- Chinas- Teas- Other ShrubsSmall Shrubs (19)Specialty Roses- Pegged Roses- Unique Color- Water Feature- Ground Cover- Cabbage RoseUSDA Zone Hardiness MapIndex
Really a coffee table bock. Not alot of information on growing the roses. A little pricey for lovely pictures. The same info in lots of other books . I do love what the author has done with antique roses . I will probably give away , just not what I wanted.
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