Complete Guide to Roses

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Whether you're looking for easy-care roses for summer-long color in your landscape or prize-winning tips on how to grow exhibition roses for the vase, Ortho's Complete Guide to Roses is the ultimate resource. From planning and selecting to growing, problem-solving, and using roses indoors and out, this book provides everything you need to know to enjoy the delights of the world's favorite flower.
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Overview

Whether you're looking for easy-care roses for summer-long color in your landscape or prize-winning tips on how to grow exhibition roses for the vase, Ortho's Complete Guide to Roses is the ultimate resource. From planning and selecting to growing, problem-solving, and using roses indoors and out, this book provides everything you need to know to enjoy the delights of the world's favorite flower.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641958267
  • Publisher: Meredith Books
  • Publication date: 1/6/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

The Story of Roses 6
Roses in the Ancient World 8
From the Dark Ages to the 18th Century 9
Roses in North America 10
Roses From Asia 11
Empress Josephine and Malmaison 12
The Beginning of Modern Roses 14
20th-Century Roses 18
Rose Breeding Today: Who's Who? 22
Selecting the Right Rose 24
Anatomy of a Rose 26
Forms of Roses 28
Classification of Roses 30
Choosing Roses for Color 36
Choosing Roses for Fragrance 38
Choosing Roses for the Climate 40
Choosing Roses for Disease Resistance 42
Buying a Rose 44
Using Roses in the Landscape 46
Formal and Informal Gardens 48
Borders and Beds 50
Landscaping Roles for Roses 52
Combining Roses with Other Plants 58
Choosing Color for Companion Plantings 60
Using Containers in the Landscape 62
Planting Roses 64
Selecting a Site 66
Providing Drainage 70
Growing Roses in Raised Beds 71
Preparing the Soil 72
Planting Bare-Root Roses 76
Planting Container-Grown Roses 78
Planting Roses in Containers 80
Relocating Roses 82
Caring for Roses 84
Watering 86
Watering Methods 88
Mulching 90
Weeding 92
Feeding 94
Care Calendar 100
Pruning Roses 104
When to Prune 106
Tools 107
How to Prune: The Basics 108
How to Prune Different Roses 112
Disbudding 114
Summer Pruning 115
Protecting Roses 116
Controlling Diseases and Pests 118
Sprayers 120
Applying Pesticides 121
Ortho's Rose Problem Solver 122
Winter Protection 128
The Pleasure of Roses 132
Roses as Cut Flowers 134
Arranging Roses 136
The American Rose Society 142
Exhibiting and Judging Roses 144
Preserving Roses 148
Potpourri 150
Creating and Multiplying Roses 152
Hybridizing a New Variety 154
Starting Roses From Seed 158
Propagating Roses 160
Commercial Production of Roses 164
Gallery of Roses 168
How to Use the Selection Guide 170
Hybrid Tea and Grandiflora Roses 172
Floribunda and Polyantha Roses 186
Miniature and Miniflora Roses 198
Classic and Modern Shrub Roses 208
Old Garden Roses and Species 226
Climbing Roses 234
Rose Gardens You Can Visit 242
Resources 243
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map 244
Metric Conversions 244
Index 245
Credits 256
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  • Posted April 20, 2010

    Bit of Everything

    I picked this up at a bargain store for under $2. Its a steal even at MSRP. Wonderful illustrations, great information, everything you need to deal with growing roses. I use it at work to explain ideas to customers all the time. Ortho/Scotts product placement is a bit obvious, but could be worse.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2009

    Good basic information

    Good guide that offers basic information on growing and caring for roses. Perfect for the novice grower. I found the book very helpful offering
    basic information on type, pruning, fertilizing, etc....

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