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Lance Walheim, The Editors of the National Gardening Association
Release Date: January, 2000
Publisher: For Dummies
Is there any flower more sensuous and romantic than the rose? Roses aren't just fragrant and beautiful; they're also easy to grow and come in hundreds of varieties and colors. Roses for Dummies covers the various types of roses--hybrid teas, grandifloras, floribundas, miniatures, climbers, shrub roses, and antique roses--helping would-be rose gardeners select the best variety for their conditions and pocketbooks. Planting, watering, mulching, and pruning are covered in enough detail to suit any arboretum and, speaking of arboretums, the book's appendix gives the locations of the best public rose gardens in the U.S. Roses for Dummies is a friendly guide to what may become a blooming passion.
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I would give it 10 Stars if I could!
Posted by Dave on 5/29/2000
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.
Posted by Anonymous on 5/26/2001
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.