Encyclopedia of Roses

Encyclopedia of Roses

by Robert Markley, Elizabeth D. Crawford
     
 

Here is the last word on roses, a lavish, authoritative, large-format book that will come as the answer to many a rose lover's dreams. The book's main sections deal with-

The history of roses

Detailed botanical information

Advice on incorporating roses into a garden plan

Information on planting and nurturing roses

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Overview

Here is the last word on roses, a lavish, authoritative, large-format book that will come as the answer to many a rose lover's dreams. The book's main sections deal with-

The history of roses

Detailed botanical information

Advice on incorporating roses into a garden plan

Information on planting and nurturing roses

Profiles of all the most popular varieties

There is also a wealth of advice on cultivating roses as a business to produce products for florists as well as health food retailers. This beautiful, heavily illustrated volume is bound to appeal to the broadest audience. Dedicated rose growers will be impressed by detailed chapters on rose cultivation, suggestions for complimentary planting, and the many uses of roses down through the centuries. Beginners will value the book for its clear, easy-to-understand text and its many instructive diagrams and sidebar features. Unusual in a book for gardeners is information on the use of roses as herbal medicine, as food, as having symbolic value for artists and poets, and as ornamental enhancements in the home. This volume concludes with a detailed glossary and an extensive index. Hundreds of full-color photos, drawings, and diagrams throughout.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764151934
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.84(w) x 12.04(h) x 1.07(d)

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