The English Roses

The English Roses

Classic Favorites & New Selections

Book - 2005
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Beloved for their beautiful pastel colors and their appealing fragrance, often enhanced by the hotter and more reliable summers of the U.S., English roses have been garden favorites for years. When he originated English roses, David Austin sought to combine the desirable flower forms and fragrance of old roses with the wide color range and repeat flowering of modern hybrids. To the delight of gardeners across the world, he was successful. Now, in his first book in more than ten years, Austin introduces 40 recently developed varieties in addition to 40 of his best-loved and time-tested favorites. Beautiful photographic portraits of each are complimented by notes on attributes, history, and special requirements for growing in the garden. Ideal for rose enthusiasts and gardeners.

Beloved for their beautiful pastel colors and their appealing fragrance, English roses have long been garden favorites. Now, in his first book in more than ten years, David Austin introduces 40 recently developed varieties in addition to 40 of his best-loved and time-tested favorites. Ideal for rose enthusiasts and gardeners.

Baker & Taylor
Traces the history of the rose, discusses cultivation and flower arrangements, and describes some of the best current varieties.

Blackwell North Amer
The English Roses features exquisite photographs and detailed descriptions of David Austin's best-loved and most recent varieties. Here, for the first time, he presents an entirely new classification of his roses, which helps us to appreciate them better and understand their great diversity. This includes the original Old Rose Hybrids; a group he has called 'The Leander Group' which leans a little more towards the Modern Rose in appearance; 'The English Musk Rose Hybrids', based on the Old Musk Rose and the 'English Alba Hybrids' - as well as a number of English Climbing Roses. Each group has its own unique beauty.
With photographs of rose gardens and advice on growing and maintaining his roses, David Austin's The English Roses is an essential reference for every rose lover and gardener.

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2005
ISBN: 9780881927535
0881927538
Characteristics: 303 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm

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Laurelleaf1
Apr 07, 2012

Even if you only look at the photos it is well worth getting as anyone who enjoys roses will love looking at this book over and over again.

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