The Natural Rose Gardener - Gardening Book
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The Natural Rose Gardener
by the Lance Walheim
160 pages; softcover; color photographs throughout
Walheim, author of 20 gardening books, urges gardeners to use roses of all kinds in more naturalthat is, less formallandscape designs and offers nonchemical alternatives to curbing pests and diseases. His concept is climate-wise rose gardening, stressing the importance of becoming aware of pests and diseases common to each gardener's region. The author gives advice on planting, pruning, fertilizing, and caring for roses by regions and offers tips on designing with color, form, and texture, as well as on using roses in combination with other perennials, herbs, and flowering shrubs. A Gallery of Roses features detailed descriptions of more than 300 species and varieties. Old garden roses, shrub roses, hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras, miniatures, and climbing roses are included.