Roses - Pinetree Garden Seeds - Books



by Nancy J Ondra. From the highly acclaimed Taylor's Guides Series, this volume highlights 380 roses, with lovely close-up color photographs and encyclopedic entries for each. An introductory section discusses rose selection, growing basics, pruning, and maintaining rose health organically. Rose photos are featured in the Gallery of Roses where roses are listed by types under common names. Class, size, fragrance, and hardiness zone are listed along with the page of a more complete description in the encyclopedia section. Here entries are listed with botanical, common, and "fancy" names, commercial code and its date of introduction. Entries also contain well-written descriptions of the rose's flower, foliage, scent, and size, its disease resistance and advice on using it in the landscape. A great reference for rose selection. Softcover 474pp. Pub at $23.00