100 English Roses for the American Garden

100 English Roses for the American Garden - Gardening Book

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100 English Roses for the American Garden

by Clair G. Martin

ISBN 0761101853
Paperback, 272 pages, Dimensions (in inches): 0.76 x 10.24 x 5.44.

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 more-it's a complete grower's resource.

About the Author
Clair G. Martin 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 BBC's The Quest for the Rose 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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