10 Steps to Beautiful Roses

10 Steps to Beautiful Roses

by Maggie Oster


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The rose has inspired artists, writers, and composers for centuries.  Now you can join the ranks of those inspired gardeners who cultivate roses in their home gardens.  Whether you’re a novice gardener wanting to know the basics or a seasoned horticulturalist looking up tips on improving your blooms, Maggie Oster’s expert advice offers all the know-how you’ll need.  Her ten simple steps ensure beautiful, fragrant roses with minimum fuss and maximum yield.

    Maggie Oster is a freelance author, photographer, and horticulturalist.  She is the author of several books, including The Herbal Palate Cookbook and Herbal Vinegar.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882665535
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/08/1989
Edition description: A-110
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.13(d)

About the Author

Author Maggie Oster has been cooking since she was five years old. A trained horticulturist, freelance writer and photographer, Maggie has also written other Storey book titles including Herbal Vinegar and Herb Mixtures & Spicy Blends. In addition, she has written the books The Potato Garden, Flowering Herbs, Gifts and Crafts from the Garden and Recipes from an American Herb Garden. She attended graduate school at Cornell University, and was former editor of an indoor and container-gardening magazine based in Seattle, Washington. Maggie has also contributed to Rodale's Basic Natural Foods Cookbook, has written monthly columns for The Weekend Gardener Journal and Louisville Today magazines, and won an award for an article and photographs on cooking with edible flowers in The Newark Star-Ledger. She lives in Kentucky.

Table of Contents


Step 1 -- Choose Well

Kinds of Roses

Shopping for Roses

Step 2 -- Provide A Great Location

Roses in the Landscape

Step 3 -- Super Soil

Step 4 -- Planting Perfectly

Bare-Root Roses

Container-Grown Roses

Step 5 -- Mulching

Step 6 -- Watering

Step 7 -- Feeding

Step 8 -- Pruning

Step 9 -- Pest Control

Insects: Signs and Solutions

Diseases: Signs and Solutions

Step 10 -- Winter Protection


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