Ultimate Rose by American Rose Society, Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
The American Rose Society's guide to the most beloved flower
This book is a celebration of the world's favorite flower, illustrating every class of rose from ancient times to the present day. Hundreds of photographs present the kaleidoscope of colors and shapes found in the world of roses, including both old-fashioned and modern, with several examples illustrated on every spread. Brief but useful text accompanies each image to make this book a learning tool for those who may be new to roses, as well as long-time fans who'd like to discover new tidbits.
The American Rose Society is among the world's largest specialized plant societies, including approximately 25,000 members. It serves as the international registrar for all classes of rose as well as a nationwide base of support for over 400 local rose societies. Based in Shreveport, Louisiana, the Gardens of the American Rose Center is the nation's largest park dedicated to roses. Founded in 1892, the American Rose Society is a nonoprofit educational organization devoted to the culture and appreciation of America's national flower -- and the world's most beloved.