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For The Love Of Roses In Florida And Elsewhere

"Barbara Oehlbeck has laid it all out for us, in this easy to read and understand book, how to maximize our pleasure from our national flower. Using practical and proven methods, she takes us step by step from choosing the correct variety to planting, care and finally, enjoying the beautiful end product. At last, rose growers in Florida have a reliable rose growing resource tghat is both practical to use and beautiful to look at." --Dr. Keith W. Zary, Jackson & Perkins Roses

Paperback: 119 pages

Publisher: Great Outdoors Publishing Co.; 1st edition (November 28, 2000)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0820004197

ISBN-13: 978-0820004198

Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 11 inches

Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #849,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #57 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Flowers > Roses #166178 in Books > Textbooks

It's a little difficult to find specific information related to growing roses in Florida in this book. It's arranged as more of a collection of essays on rose growing than an informational book. When you can find information, it's worthwhile (on planting, space, problems such thrips, black spot, etc.). My husband, who grew roses up north (Ohio), was disappointed with the information, as he expected it to be more specific to Florida, particularly south Florida, where we really don't have winter, but have a rainy and dry season. I would have appreciated a chapter on container growing of roses. Overall, useful book with general info on growing roses.

The format is a little all over the place but it has great information from people who know their stuff about growing roses in Florida.Just reading about what type of rootstock you should be buying will save you HUNDREDS of dollars and much grief when your roses die after several years and you don't know why. (Hint: buy roses on fortuniana rootstock).A MUST BUY for Floridians who love roses.

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