Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: Steller Press (June 15, 1999)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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While the pictures are terrible, the information is provided in a very straight-forward manner, with good, but not overly romantic descriptions of the various roses. I'm a newcomer to roses, and I've been frustrated by the tendency of most writers to describe every rose in very general terms. I've grown weary of reading: "One of the best of it's class." Allen does none of this; moreover, she is up front about what probably won't work well. Bourbons, she says, are likely to ball and be a disappointment in the rainy parts of the PNW. Now, for someone like me, just getting started, that's very useful information I have not seen elsewhere.I'm withholding one star because of the pictures. It's just a guess, but I think the printer, not the photographer is to blame for the poor quality
Everything you wanted to know about roses but were afraid to ask! This is my "GO TO" book whenever I want to identify a neighbor's rose or figure out when and how to prune my plants. Excellent resource material!
This is an excellent reference book for growing roses in this region, including specific rose recommendations. I wish there were a new edition, as this one is about 5 years old and therefore doesn't include any newer roses (and has a fairly small section on David Austin's English roses). Don't buy it for the photographs, though, which are almost all dreadful - terribly underexposed, and the colors of the roses are completely off (for instance, Fragrant Cloud, which is a bright orange-red, looks almost purple in this book's photograph).
Seems like a well written book , dealing with problems with northwest weather and rose issues. It was a gift.
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