The Ultimate Rose Book (Including Miniature, and Wild-All Shown in Color and Selected for Their Beauty, Fragrance, and)

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A celebration of roses from around the world presents photographs of 1,500 roses selected for their beauty, fragrance, and popularity and organized into four categories: old garden, modern garden, miniature, and wild.

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Stirling Macoboy, who died in 2005, had a rich life in horticulture that took him around the world from his native Australia. He was the author and photographer of more than forty books on gardening.

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This massive volume by world-renowned horticulturist Macoboy is encyclopedic in scope, portraying over 1500 roses selected for their beauty, fragrance, and popularity. Although it contains brief information on rose cultivation and a scattering of features on such subjects as the rose in music, the heart of the book is the three alphabetical sections describing individual roses. The author uses the 1979 classification of the World Federation of Rose Societies; his main categories are wild roses, modern and old garden roses grouped together, and miniatures. Each entry includes a color photograph; information on the rose's history, cultivation, and parentage; and whether it is repeat flowering or fragrant. Roses are listed according to the name under which they were first released; the index provides access by later names. Beautiful to look at, this book will be most useful to readers looking for more information about varieties than is provided in growers' catalogs. Recommended for large or specialized collections.
- Molly Newling, Piscataway P.L., N.J.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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