Everyday Roses: How to Grow Knock Out and Other Easy-Care Garden Roses

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More and more homeowners are adding easy-care roses to their gardens after discovering their versatility, range of color, and season-long foliage and bloom cycle. In this book, rose expert Paul Zimmerman debunks common rose myths and outdated care instructions, and instead imparts practical rose care advice in a fun and accessible voice. Readers will find helpful suggestions for choosing roses based on landscape need, tips on what to look for when buying roses, new techniques for the best way to plant roses, and ...

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Overview

More and more homeowners are adding easy-care roses to their gardens after discovering their versatility, range of color, and season-long foliage and bloom cycle. In this book, rose expert Paul Zimmerman debunks common rose myths and outdated care instructions, and instead imparts practical rose care advice in a fun and accessible voice. Readers will find helpful suggestions for choosing roses based on landscape need, tips on what to look for when buying roses, new techniques for the best way to plant roses, and sensible time-saving methods to maintain their roses throughout the year. Aimed at gardeners who want the beauty of roses without the fuss, this book offers an approach that is more accessible and environmentally friendly than competing volumes--and no other book in the current market focuses exclusively on modern roses and getting the most out of them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600857782
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/19/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 791,062
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Zimmerman has worked in landscaping and roses for more than twenty years. He is the coordinator of the Biltmore Rose Trials, a Certified Consulting Rosarian at the American Rose Society, and is a consultant for many private and public gardens. He conducts rose lectures and rose-growing workshops nationwide and overseas, and is the U.S. licensing agent for several foreign rose breeders. Zimmerman lives in Campobello, SC.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Peter Beales          

Preface,,Introduction: What is a Garden Rose?   

Part 1: Essentials

                Chapter 1 Buying Roses

                Chapter 2 Planting          

Part 2: Basic Care

                Chapter 3 Mulching, Watering, and Feeding       

                Chapter 4 Disease and Insects                   

                Chapter 5 Pruning and Grooming                             

Part 3: Rose Gallery

                Chapter 6 Roses in the Landscape           

Part 4: Rose Guide

                Chapter 7 Suggested Roses        

 

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