Reviews of Growing Roses Organically: Your Guide to Creating an Easy-Care Garden Full of Fragrance and Beauty
|Positive||rebecca101||On Aug 9, 2007, rebecca101 wrote:
I read the softcover edition of this book called "Growing Beautiful Roses." Absolutely wonderful resource for anyone interested in learning how to grow roses organically, without any sprays. The main thing is to choose low-maintenance, disease-resistant varieties, and the book profiles hundreds of choices. Both old (alba, damask, gallica, centifolia, etc.) and new (Kordes, Svejda, rugosa hybrids, etc.) varieties are included. There are detailed instructions for preparing the soil, siting the roses, planting, and caring for the plants organically and easily. There are also chapters on designing mixed gardens with roses, including several garden plans. Lots of nice photos throughout. The gallery of recommended roses has a photo of each one.
|Positive||AS||On Aug 9, 2005, AS wrote:
It's a nice, comprehensive guide to growing roses organically. I also like the directory (with photographs) of roses that are fairly resistant to disease and can be grown organically.
On August 9th, 2005, AS added the following:
I was also appalled to see the sentence \"And if you like the idea of rabbits and other mammals frequenting your garden, try to create a green \"highway\" of plants to connect your landscaped areas with nearby wild areas.\" Has this woman ever actually *had* bunnies in the garden?! Sure, they\'re cute... but even if you don\'t grow any of the 101 other ornamental plants the rabbits decimate, new rose foliage and flower buds are one of their favorite foods in the spring. Not to mention that they chew any dormant rose canes they can reach down to the ground in winter.
|Positive||mickgene||On Jan 4, 2005, mickgene wrote:
As a newly converted rose gardener, I bought this book as a primer. (Actually there is now a softcover edition that has been renamed Growing Beautiful Roses.) It is filled with very useful info to help not only with ongoing gardening, but, most importantly for me, selection of varieties that should preclude the need for spraying to avoid both disease and insects.
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