Encyclopedia of Roses: History, Botany, Characteristics, Design Examples, Planting and Care, the Best Species and Varieties

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9780764151934: Encyclopedia of Roses: History, Botany, Characteristics, Design Examples, Planting and Care, the Best Species and Varieties

Of all the flowers in the horticultural universe, there is none to rival the rose. Its universally adored charm, history and place in the culture of the world are unsurpassed. Now, for the first time there is a book that captures everything that makes roses such beloved flowers. The Encyclopedia of Roses is a useful and comprehensive reference guide that is presented in a way that reflects and compliments the beauty of the flower.

This oversized, lavish volume which features gorgeous drawings and hundreds of full-color photographs, will appeal not only to avid gardeners, but to anyone who wants to revel in the history and splendor of roses.

The majority of the book is made up of several sections, including: - The history of roses - Detailed botanical information - Advice on incorporating roses into a garden plan - Information on planting and nurturing roses - Profiles of all the most popular varieties

The book presents extensive instruction on cultivating roses as a business to provide products for florists and health-food retailers. There is also enlightening and valuable information on the use of roses as herbal medicine.

Rose lovers will return to the book again and again for unique information such as the symbolic appeal of roses for artists and poets. With its sidebars, diagrams, glossary, index, drawings and hundreds of full-color photographs, this is one encyclopedia that will appeal to many senses.

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