Smith & Hawken: 100 English Roses for the American Garden

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Easier to raise and care for than many gardeners believe, English Roses have spearheaded a new movement toward reinstating the rose as a natural part of the garden landscape. Unlike their high-maintenance counterparts, English Roses require no more than the basics-sun, soil, water, and food. And with their fountain-like shapes, soft pastel colors, an memorable fragrance, they blend artfully into almost any garden's overall design.

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Overview

Easier to raise and care for than many gardeners believe, English Roses have spearheaded a new movement toward reinstating the rose as a natural part of the garden landscape. Unlike their high-maintenance counterparts, English Roses require no more than the basics-sun, soil, water, and food. And with their fountain-like shapes, soft pastel colors, an memorable fragrance, they blend artfully into almost any garden's overall design.

This reference shows North American Gardeners just how to meet their English Roses' needs. From the straightforward presentation of sound and simple horticultural practices that ensure healthy, blooming plants to the full-color, cultivar-by-cultivar guide-cover suitability, stature and habit, uses, and moreā€”it's a complete grower's resource.

Written by a world-renowned authority on roses, this how-to book and a field guide to English roses includes detailed descriptions for each of the 100 roses featured and provides information on background, fragrance, blooms, garden uses, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761101857
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/4/1997
  • Series: Smith and Hawken Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Saxon Holt has combined his career as a photographer with a lifelong love of gardening. His work has appeared in dozens of books and gardening magazines. He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers, the American Society of Picture Professionals, and the Garden Writers of America Association, from which he has received three awards for his photography.

Clair G. Martin is the author of Smith & Hawken: 100 English Roses for the American Garden. He has been the Curator of Rose Collections at the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, since 1982. A writer and lecturer who travels around the world to meet with fellow rosarians, he has participated in numerous television productions, including The Quest for the Rose (BBC) and PBS's Great Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn. Mr. Martin lives in Pasadena, close to the Huntington and his garden of 2,000 cultivars and species of roses.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by David Austin

A SHORT HISTORY: "ROSE IS A ROSE"

  • Old Garden Rose Classes
  • Modern Roses

WHAT IS AN ENGLISH ROSE?

  • Father of the English Rose
  • What Exactly is an English Rose

WHAT ROSES NEED AND HOW TO PROVIDE IT

  • What do Roses need?

CREATING YOUR GARDEN

  • Purchasing Roses
  • Planting
  • Companion Planting

GROWING ROSES IS SIMPLE

  • Mulching and Weeding
  • Pruning
  • Training
  • Deadheading
  • Cold-Hardiness
  • Insect Control
  • A Simple, Step-by-Step System for Healthy Roses

A FIELD GUIDE TO 100 ENGLISH ROSES

APPENDIXES

  • North American Mail-Order Sources for English Roses
  • List of Public Gardens Displaying English Roses
  • Index of Roses by Color
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