Paperback: 58 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (May 30, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,222,853 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #93 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Flowers > Roses
IF this 57 page booklet had been described by as an overview for begnners on growing roses, I would have given it 4-stars. But it claims to provide all knowledge needed - rather than just an overview. Of course growing roses in all different regions of the USA can't be covered on 57-pages. For example, in FL one shovel of ground soil may contain 8-million nemotodes that love to eat ordinary rose bush roots; that's why our FL roses are grafted onto "rosa fortuniana" (a native FL wild rose) root stock. Here in northern FL we get some frosts that can kill citrus, but not roses; this is our best rose planting season and my 30 rose bushes have loads of buds and flowers (except for some recoveriong from a bug infestation.) For rank beginners I recommend buying this booklet only for the overview and terminology. Then look-up your area "Ag Center" affiliated with one of your leading state universities; in FL look up IFAS. Their internet info and literature will be as in-depth as you want to delve, and your Ag Center has both paid staffers and expert volunteers, plus a room full of specific (free) literature on all Ag subjects plus (free) consultations and specialized seminars - including on selecting and growing roses in your area. The most this booklet can provide to beginners is a useful overview so you better understand the Ag Center info. Actually, I believe growing roses is easier long-term than growing and changing short-lived plants and those that grow like weeds; I do it for relaxing therapy. [Now I'll return the booklet which I hoped had in-depth info on pruning.]
Author Susan Sumner has some wonderful tips for growing roses in store when the time comes! The book really captures just about everything you always wanted to know about this romantic plant and I'm sure you'll appreciate her frankness and instructive style.But wait!! Did I just discover a section for cold climate roses? Yes, I did!!So, my waiting is over. I'm going to dig (excuse the pun) right down and get in the dirt; plant my roses and, with Susan's help, watch 'em grow!You should too - this gardening tips book is a read.
Do you have a black thumb? If your answer is yes, do not give up hope. You can turn that black thumb into a green thumb by purchasing Growing Roses by Susan Sumner. This how to book will teach you everything you need to know from soil type to pruning roses. Growing Roses takes the guessing out of watering, planting, and fertilizing. Susan also includes a section on how to control those pesky bugs and handling diseases. Are you sentimental and wish to preserve a rose? Susan can help you with this also. From A to Z, Growing Roses is the book for anyone who wishes to turn their backyard into a bouquet of colorful roses.
This little book was really packed with so much good information about choosing, planting, and caring for roses.Great Bibliography too, many resources.I am a student of my father's in the rose world, and can give this book a good recommendation.You will learn the right way to create and maintain your beautiful rose garden.
I have bought big rose books at half price what I paid fir this. Not a single picture inside, large print and less than 30 pages of useless information. I receive better booklets with a lot of pictures from rose sellers when I buy my roses!
From types of roses, how to plant them, how to water them, all the procedures that go into caring for roses is covered here. Not only that, but you get a nice history lesson on roses as well!If you are looking to grow some beautiful roses, I would recommend picking this book up and giving it a read. The information is high quality, and laid out in an easy-to-follow manner.
The author of ''Growing Roses - Everything You Need To Know'' mentions that roses are the most beloved flowers of all time. She won't get any argument from me because I love, love, love roses. But I've had really bad luck with growing them. It seemed as though every week there was a new problem: aphids, black spot, mildew. Then I found "knockout" roses, which are mentioned in this book. True, they're no good as cut flowers and I can't smell a darned thing, although 'Growing Roses' says they absolutely do have a faint smell. But knockouts have one huge advantage: you can practically throw them on the ground and they will grow gloriously, producing blooms for months.There is a ton of helpful information in this book, including how to plant, fertilize and even dry roses. It's already helped me because my roses have gotten so tall that they definitely need cutting. But the author says not to cut them back during the fall (it's October as I write this) because my beautiful plants need 'sacrifice' protection over the winter. She also included a wonderful recipe to boost my roses in the spring so that they will continue to give pleasure for many years.
Growing roses was something I always wanted to do when I moved to the countryside, now with Susan Sumner's "everything you need to know guide", I shall get started.Here I went from learning all the different types of roses there are to choosing, planting, watering, fertilization, pruning and caring for them through to preventing rose diseases and pest problems, growing them organically to drying them.Roses are always accepted with a smile and have many romantic traditions that soften our hearts.I love Susan's writing style, her passion for roses comes over clearly and she knows what's she's talking about, and passes it onto her readers.So, why not start a new adventure and have the thrill of seeing that first bud that YOU GREW begin to open with the help of Susan's helpful little e-book.
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