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Landscape with Roses: Gardens, Walkways, Arbors, Containers


Filled with practical design advice for incorporating roses into virtually every kind of landscape, this timeless, inspirational guide is destined to become a landscape gardening classic. Learn how to purchase and care for roses throughout the year.

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Filled with practical design advice for incorporating roses into virtually every kind of landscape, this timeless, inspirational guide is destined to become a landscape gardening classic. Learn how to purchase and care for roses throughout the year.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561583829
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Pages: 234
  • Product dimensions: 9.58 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Cox, former editor of Organic Gardening magazine, helped lead the organic movement from a fringe idea to a phenomenon. He was the host of Your Organic Garden on PBS and Grow It! on HGTV and is the author of seventeen books, including the James Beard Award-nominated The Organic Cook's Bible. His Web site is

Jerry Pavia's photographs have appeared in many books and other publications, most notably Beyond the Rose Garden, Rooted in the Spirit, Yosemite National Park, and Yellowstone National Park. He is a contributing photographer to Fulcrumfs Gardener's Guide calendars.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 2
Part I Roses for Any Setting 5
Designing with Roses 7
Suitable for Any Style Garden 8
Design Inspiration 16
A Naturalistic Approach to Design 23
Create Garden Vignettes 27
Roses Complement Any Color Scheme 28
Achieving a Long Season of Bloom 36
The Diversity of Roses 44
What's New in Roses 46
Unrivaled Variety 55
The Most Useful Roses 69
Roses around the House 84
Roses Brighten Foundation Plantings 87
Flank a Path with Color 93
Drape Your Windows in Roses 98
Perk Up Decks, Porches, and Patios 106
A Colorful Splash around Patios 109
Suitable for Containers 110
Dressing Up a Mailbox 114
Roses in Mixed Plantings 116
An Anchor for Beds and Borders 118
Cover Their Ankles with Ground Covers 130
Drape Trees with Colorful Climbing Roses 131
Let Vines Twine into Roses 136
Among Orchards, Vineyards, and Herb Gardens 138
Roses throughout the Landscape 140
As Alternative Ground Covers 142
Securing Slopes 146
Along Property Boundaries 148
Reflecting at the Water's Edge 152
A Rose Bower, or Hideaway 155
Cutting Gardens 161
Gardens for Children 162
Roses on Structures 166
Splayed against Trellises 170
Up and Over Arches 176
Draping Arbors 180
Embracing a Pergola 185
Gracing Gazebos 188
Up Pillars and Posts 189
On Tuteurs and Obelisks 194
Along Fences 196
Part II Planting and Caring for Roses 198
Buying Roses 200
Hand-Pick Your Roses at Local Nurseries 200
Shop Catalogs for Greater Variety 201
Buy Bare-Root Roses in Early Spring 201
Buy Container-Grown Roses All Season 202
Roses Are Graded for Quality 203
Growing Healthy Roses 204
Plenty of Sun 204
Loamy Soil 205
Rich Nutrients 206
Slightly Acid pH 207
Ample Water, Good Drainage 207
Mulch for Protection 208
Protection from Wind 210
Planting Roses 211
Planting Bare-Root Roses 211
Planting Container-Grown Roses 212
Planting Roses in Containers 213
Transplanting Roses 215
Propagating Roses 215
Rooting Rose Cuttings 216
Layering Rose Canes 217
An Easy, Modified Layering Technique 218
Pruning Roses 219
Prune with Purpose 219
Deadheading 222
Protecting Tender Roses over Winter 222
Rose Pests and Diseases 224
Choose Resistant Roses 224
Prevention Pays 224
Keeping Pests in Check 227
Keeping Diseases at Bay 227
Deterring Deer, Rabbits, and Gophers 229
USDA Hardiness Zone Map 230
Index 231
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