The Natural Rose Gardener
160 pp. / 170 color photos,
40 illus / 8 3/8 x 10 7/8
Paper (0-8165-0962823635) $17.95
This book is for everyone who loves roses, whether the casual grower with
a few beloved plants by the front door or the enthusiastic collector with
hundreds of varieties.
The Natural Rose Gardener contains complete descriptions of more
than 300 superior roses—new shrub varieties, old garden roses, David
Austin English roses, recent award-winning hybrid teas, floribundas,
grandifloras, miniatures, and climbers. It also provides complete
instructions and detailed drawings showing how and when to plant, prune, and
fertilize, and how to use the latest nonchemical controls for garden pests.
Graced with 170 large color photos, the book tells how to select roses
adapted to a wide range of growing conditions, from the cold-winter North to
the arid Southwest, and it explains new ways to plan a long and colorful
season of blooming roses.
"Takes the fear out of growing roses."—Bloomsbury Review
"What makes this book different is the author's focus on landscaping
with roses naturally. Walheim believes roses should be integrated into the
landscape. The book's other important message is that you don't have to
maintain an arsenal of toxic chemicals to grow roses."—Sunset
Lance Walheim has written more than twenty gardening books. He
lives in Exeter, California.