The Old Rose Advisor

The Old Rose Advisor

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
Describes and depicts "old" roses, plants developed before 1920, and discusses the development of each plant group, their identification, and their selection

Blackwell North Amer
Herein the reader will find a unique, authoritative, and gorgeous guide to the reblooming "old" roses, those wonderful plants developed primarily before 1920, many of which are still available to lend distinction and grace to today's gardens. The author has exhaustively examined original material from France, the United Kingdom, and North America to obtain not only the fullest descriptions and cultural directions ever compiled for these delightful roses, but also the complete history of the development of each group--including, in many cases, remarks by the original breeders themselves.
Extensive appendices are provided to assist in the identification, selection, and understanding of cultivars, 2332 of which have entries in this monumental work. Stunning color plates by artists of the era meticulously illustrate these lush blossoms. For those who love roses, this book is truly a rare treasure, celebrating not only their history. From those cultivars favored by visual beauty, but also their fascinating Spain's Moorish conquerors to the favorites of French royalty and Dutch burghers, the author weaves the complex tapestry of rose history for our enjoyment.
While writing with the home gardener in mind, Brent Dickerson has also paid very special attention to the needs of the rose researcher and horticultural historian. In short, The Old Rose Advisor will appeal equally to those who want to know--as well as those who want to grow--these very special cultivars of a plant which has been a favorite since the earliest days of history.

Publisher: Portland, OR : Timber Press, [1992]
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9780881922165
Branch Call Number: 635.9333 DICKE
Characteristics: 400 pages, 88 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 29 cm


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