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Better Homes and Gardens Rose Gardening

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Great ideas and down-to-earth wisdom on rose gardening from Better Homes and Gardens and the American Rose Society

Better Homes and Gardens presents Rose Gardening, a comprehensive guide to growing great roses recommended by the American Rose Society. Roses are hardy, beautiful plants that grow easily and survive cold weather, so they continually remain popular for home gardeners. This practical guide combines the artistry of rose gardening ...

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Overview


Great ideas and down-to-earth wisdom on rose gardening from Better Homes and Gardens and the American Rose Society

Better Homes and Gardens presents Rose Gardening, a comprehensive guide to growing great roses recommended by the American Rose Society. Roses are hardy, beautiful plants that grow easily and survive cold weather, so they continually remain popular for home gardeners. This practical guide combines the artistry of rose gardening with the green-thumb wisdom it takes to succeed.

For gardeners of every skill level-whether they've grown roses before or hardly know what one should look like-this book offers inspiration, beautiful photography, artistic and creative garden plans, and historical information that rose enthusiasts will love.

  • Includes colorful diagrams, helpful checklists that make planning a breeze, easy-to-understand planting and caring directions, and much more
  • Features more than 600 stunning full-color photographs, including a gallery of roses that showcases hundreds of varieties
  • Offers advice on selecting the right roses for your geographical region, combining roses with other plants in your design, up-to-date information on pest control, and general garden maintenance

For anyone who loves roses and rose gardens, Rose Gardening is the ultimate resource for the home gardener.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470878453
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Series: Better Homes and Gardens Gardening Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 428,074
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 0.52 (d)

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The iconic BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS brand is one of America's most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating, and crafting. Today, the brand encompasses books, magazines, and digital media.
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Table of Contents


History & Development.

The first roses.

Modern roses.

Bigger & smaller blooms.

Recent trends.

Selecting the right rose.

Rose basics.

Flowers & bushes.

Rose families.

Buying roses.

Roses by region.

Landscaping & designing.

Garden styles.

Problem solvers.

Pots & bouquets.

Rose garden plans.

Rose care & maintenance.

Preparing & Planting.

Watering.

Mulching, feeding & fertilizing.

Dealing with pests.

Pruning.

Seasonal care.

Hardiness & regional calendars.

Gallery of roses.

Hybrid teas.

Grandifloras.

Floribundas.

Polyanthas.

Shrubs.

Old Garden Roses & species.

Miniatures & minifloras.

Climbers & ramblers. 

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