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Reviews of 100 English Roses for the American Garden (Smith & Hawken)

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Book Profile
Author (1): Clair G. Martin
Author (2): Sylvester Arena
Author (3): Saxon Holt (photographer)

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: April 1997
Published by: Workman Publishing Company
List price: $17.95
ISBN Number: 0761101853



  Garden Bookworm editor's notes:  
From the back cover

Growing more popular every year, English Roses (often called David Austin Roses, after the hybridizer who created them) combine the charming, open-flowering habit and deep fragrance of Old Garden Roses with the continuous bloom and color ranges of Modern Hybrids.

Here, in a book focused exclusively on the needs of North American gardeners, is a complete guide to selecting, planting, feeding, pruning, and caring for 100 English Roses. It includes full-color photographs throughout, plus a source guide, a list of public gardens displaying English Roses, and an index of cultivars by color.

  Feedback History and Summary  
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Positive lancer23 On Aug 31, 2014, lancer23 wrote:

I love the way the roses are presented with the stem and leaves and buds. Finally a book that have better photos so we can ID the varieties. However, I think there are a lot of varieties that should be included but its the authors choice. Very concise and informative.

Positive Gindee77 On Apr 28, 2005, Gindee77 wrote:

I like and recommend Martin's reference book on Austin roses. Especially if you are looking to grow Austin roses. It's a great reference book with loads of pertinent information. I like the real, un-retouched photos of the roses glamour shots here!

Positive gardener413 On Feb 12, 2004, gardener413 wrote:

I love this book, though it is a tad out of date now, 1997. But I do find it to be relevant. Gives good info on growing Austin Roses in this country. I reference it quite often. And I really appreciate the roses.

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