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Roses for Michigan

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A practical and beautifully photographed guide to over 100 recommended roses for Michigan. This commonsense resource covers the most important information concerning each of the recommended varieties. Enjoy the more than 300 full-color photographs as you read where to plant roses, which roses will do best in your garden, how to purchase, plant and care for different kinds of roses, protect the plants over the winter and identify and treat various pests and diseases that can attack rose plants. The book is divided...
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Overview

A practical and beautifully photographed guide to over 100 recommended roses for Michigan. This commonsense resource covers the most important information concerning each of the recommended varieties. Enjoy the more than 300 full-color photographs as you read where to plant roses, which roses will do best in your garden, how to purchase, plant and care for different kinds of roses, protect the plants over the winter and identify and treat various pests and diseases that can attack rose plants. The book is divided into nine sections: species roses, hybrid teas, floribunda, grandiflora, old garden, climber and rambler, miniature, groundcover and modern shrub.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551053677
  • Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing International Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/27/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 807,631
  • Age range: 9 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4
Introduction 5
Hardiness Zones Map 8
Roses in History 10
Anatomy & Rose Terminology 14
Roses in the Garden 16
Landscape Uses 16
Rose Features 18
Getting Started 27
Climate and Microclimate 27
Sun 28
Wind 28
Competition 28
Soil 29
Buying Roses 31
Grafted Plants 32
Own-root Plants 32
What to Look For 33
Planting Roses 34
Preparing the Soil 34
When to Plant 35
Preparing the Rose 36
Preparing the Hole 38
Placing the Rose 38
Backfill 42
Protecting the Rose 43
Transplanting 43
Planting Methods for Different Landscape Uses 44
Caring For Roses 50
Watering 50
Mulching 53
Fertilizing 54
Pruning 58
Removing Rootstock Suckers 67
Deadheading 69
Winter Protection 70
Propagation 73
Problems & Pests 74
Glossary of Pests & Diseases 80
Other Problems 89
About This Guide 94
The Roses 95
Resources 262
Glossary 266
Index 268
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