This is a major revision of one of the most popular Taylor's guides. Since 1986, when it was first published, Taylor's Guide to Roses has sold more than 100,000 copies. But in the past few years there have been major, dramatic changes in the market for roses - so major, indeed, that of the 392 roses pictured and described in this book, 102 are new to this edition. Foremost among the changes are replacement of disease-prone roses with heartier varieties and the addition of the new David Austin roses.
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Gordon DeWolf served as Horticulturist at the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University and is a frequent contributor to Horticulture magazine.From Library Journal:
These four volumes launch a new series of gardening guides based on the authoritative classic, Taylor's Encyclopedia of Gardening (Houghton Mifflin, 1961. 4th ed.) The new guides constitute a major revision and redesign of that work. Each self-contained book includes new essays on the botany and cultural requirements of its subject. Other chapters by new contributors cover basic gardening techniques, garden design, and flower arranging. Calendars of gardening activities adapted to different growing regions in the country, and mail order sources for seeds, bulbs, and planting stock, are also included. The most appealing parts of the guides are the brand new color photographs and the revised encyclopedic descriptions of the plants. Each guide contains more than 400 color photographs arranged by class of flower. The descriptions include information on size and habits and have line drawings of the shape of the mature plant. Thoroughly indexed by Latin and common names and finished with sewn bindings that lie flat when opened, these guides are both easy and pleasant to use. Recommended for all gardening collections. (Four more titles are planned for next spring). Peter C. Leonard, Carnegie Lib. of Pittsburgh
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0395694590
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