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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.
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.
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 too...no glamour shots here!
I love this book, though it is a tad out of date now, 1997.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.