Hardcover: 172 pages
Publisher: Harpercollins; First Edition edition (January 1988)
Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 8.4 x 10.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,906,502 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #155 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Flowers > Roses
This book is a great introduction to the wonderfully addictive world of growing roses. The author slowly succumbed, starting out using every square inch of patio at his san francisco townhouse for roses, and now owns a large ranch in Petaluma which is an ARS test garden. The book deals matter-of-factly with planting, growing, and pruning, giving you options and alternatives based on your climate, attitudes towards pesticides, available time, etc. Naming one's favorite rose is a tough question; mr. reddell provides a dozen or so of his, with detailed observations that have helped me be more critical in selecting the roses I grow. His encouragement to show roses led me into my first rose shows - i enjoyed the experience hugely and have nearly a dozen ribbons now to show for it (no trophies yet...). I recommend this book as a starting point for anyone who is beginning to grow roses, and would like to be as effective as they can within the time they have available. It's been very valuable for me.
I have this book and learned everything I know about roses from it. My rose garden is heavenly. Now, my son has his own home and yard...of course, Reddell's book (along with a few rose bushes from Mom) must come to him, too!
I literally devoured this rose book and it has become my absolute source for all things roses. Although it's dated, the information is still accurate for today. It's easy to understand and covers the important points of growing roses. There are helpful diagrams. It walks you through each of the important steps of creating a perfect rose garden. If you buy one book about roses, this is the one. No contest!
Although this book has been around for a while it still is right on the money when it comes to growing good roses. This is my first year of planting and so far my 60 rose bushes are coming along nicely. Recently took a class from a Rosarian in Santa Barbra and he referred to this book throughout the lecture. When I was able to get the book on I was thrilled. It made all of the information clear and easy for me to follow, so I jumped in with both feet. Simple to understand, full of good information and glorious photos. Bought another for a friend who turned me onto the world of roses. Excellent and most enjoyable read.
So glad I bought this book! Very informative and my roses appreciate my newfound knowledge.
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