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100 English Roses for the American Garden

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Today the hottest rose to grow is the English rose. Requiring neither the meticulous care nor prodigious amount of chemicals that are the bane of many rose plants, the English rose is a hybrid with rare character and simplicity.

Both a how-to and field guide to these extraordinary roses, this simple, commonsense approach to raising them begins by suggesting the most disease-resistant cultivars and showing how to give them easy, consistent care. The field guide section of the ...

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Overview

Today the hottest rose to grow is the English rose. Requiring neither the meticulous care nor prodigious amount of chemicals that are the bane of many rose plants, the English rose is a hybrid with rare character and simplicity.

Both a how-to and field guide to these extraordinary roses, this simple, commonsense approach to raising them begins by suggesting the most disease-resistant cultivars and showing how to give them easy, consistent care. The field guide section of the book features 100 English roses best suited for American gardens, lushly photographed and organized by color and height.

Photographs by Saxon Holt

57,000 copies in print.

Written by a world-renowned authority on roses, this how-to book and a field guide to English roses includes detailed descriptions for each of the 100 roses featured and provides information on background, fragrance, blooms, garden uses, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756751920
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Pages: 264

Meet the Author

Clair G. Martin is the author of Smith & Hawken: 100 English Roses for the American Garden. He has been the Curator of Rose Collections at the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, since 1982. A writer and lecturer who travels around the world to meet with fellow rosarians, he has participated in numerous television productions, including The Quest for the Rose (BBC) and PBS's Great Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn. Mr. Martin lives in Pasadena, close to the Huntington and his garden of 2,000 cultivars and species of roses.

Saxon Holt has combined his career as a photographer with a lifelong love of gardening. His work has appeared in dozens of books and gardening magazines. Mr. Holt lives in northern California and works out of a unique "outdoor studio." He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers, the American Society of Picture Professionals, and the Garden Writers of America Association, from which he has received two Quill & Trowel awards for his photography.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by David Austin

A SHORT HISTORY: "ROSE IS A ROSE"

Old Garden Rose Classes

Modern Roses

WHAT IS AN ENGLISH ROSE?

Father of the English Rose

What Exactly is an English Rose

WHAT ROSES NEED AND HOW TO PROVIDE IT

What do Roses need?

CREATING YOUR GARDEN

Purchasing Roses

Planting

Companion Planting

GROWING ROSES IS SIMPLE

Mulching and Weeding

Pruning

Training

Deadheading

Cold-Hardiness

Insect Control

A Simple, Step-by-Step System for Healthy Roses

A FIELD GUIDE TO 100 ENGLISH ROSES

APPENDIXES

North American Mail-Order Sources for English Roses

List of Public Gardens Displaying English Roses

Index of Roses by Color

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