Customer Reviews of Roses for Dummies
I'm no Dummy, anymore....
I've been growing roses for a few years and my mother and grandmother are avid rose gardeners. I thought I knew a fair amount on the subject, but I learned SO MUCH from this book. Great for the beginner and experienced rose grower. And the photos are beautiful (would have liked more). This book can make anyone feel comfortable growing roses and will help ensure their success!
I would give it 10 Stars if I could!
I'll be the first to admit it that when it comes to gardening, I'm more of a greenhorn than a green thumb. In ROSES FOR DUMMIES, I have found a friend. This book is exceptional for several reasons. First it goes step-by-step through cultivating roses. And the lists are wonderful.
Lists for roses that can survive bitterly cold winters; hot and dry summers; hot and humid summers, lists of "can't miss" roses, as well of the roses to avoid (for various reasons.)
The step-by-step approach is typical of "...For Dummies" books and does not assume a knowledge of roses, flowers or gardenings.
While there may be books just as good for beginning rose gardeners, I don't see how it is possible for there to be a better book.
This book's definitely a keeper for rose growers
I have almost 40 rose books in my collection and I've read them all cover to cover, some many times. I didn't expect what I got from this book - new information that that wasn't included in weighty books for serious rose growers. This book demystifies the culture of roses, gives good advice in an easily read style. Its a great read and a painless way to learn enough to go right into rose growing - whether its just a couple of roses or major rose beds!
This book is excellent. I just decided to take planting roses as a hobby and this was the book I was looking for. It explains everything from choosing a rose plant, the different types of plants, how to plant them and how often to water them, how to prune them, etc. The very basics, just what a novice needs to learn.
Great. Clear, informative and useful.
Obviously written by an expert, this book lets you zero in on exactly the information you want, or read page-by-page for a constantly interesting flow of information. A great section of tables help you narrow down your selection to fit your region and and amount of effort you feel like putting in. Makes you feel that you, too, can grow your own beautiful rose bushes!