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Complete Guide To Roses

From bud to blossom, the Miracle-Gro(r) Complete Guide to Roses from Meredith Books will show you how to grow and care for the most beautiful roses. With smart tips and techniques, growing your own roses and keeping them healthy year after year, will be simple and easy.

Paperback: 272 pages

Publisher: Miracle-Gro; 1 edition (February 5, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0696236621

ISBN-13: 978-0696236624

Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.6 x 10.9 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #880,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #59 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Flowers > Roses #173052 in Books > Textbooks

My husband gave this to me as a gift after I had expressed a desire to plant roses in our new home's sunny front yard. I had zero experience with growing roses, and no knowledge of the types of roses or the awards bestowed by various rose societies around the world. This book was ideal in helping me decide what roses to buy, and from whom, how to plant them, when to water them, how and when to prune them, and how to feed them.By the way, you'd assume that because Miracle Gro published the book it would promote Miracle Gro for feeding your roses. That is a correct assumption. But honestly, it's not enough of a hard sell to cause annoyance.The book is well laid-out and comprehensive. Below is the Table of Contents, which you'll note is quite extensive.Chapter 1 - Understanding rosesWhy grow roses?

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