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Roses: Placing Roses, Planting and Care, The Best Varieties
Roses: Placing Roses, Planting & Care, The Best Varieties
by Editors of Sunset Books
Paperback from Oxmoor House
The Ultimate Rose Book : 1,500 Roses-Antique, Modern (Including Miniature, and Wild-All Shown in Color and Selected for Their Beauty, Fragrance)
Stirling MacOboy, Patricia Semmler Wiley (Illustrator)
Hardcover: 472 pages
Harry N Abrams; ISBN: 0810939207;

The Rose Bible
Rayford Clayton Reddell, et al 
In one engagingly written, frankly opinionated, lavishly illustrated volume, America's leading authority on roses reveals everything the gardener needs to know about the most popular of all garden plants: from how to grow and maintain them to critical information for the most experienced gardener on such essentials as harvesting, propagating, grafting, and breeding new varieties.
Paperback: 252 pages
Chronicle Books; ISBN: 0811821595; (November )

All-America Roses
Rayford Clayton Reddell, Saxon Holt (Photographer)
Chronicle Books / April 1998

American Horticultural Society Practical Guides: Roses
by Linden Hawthorne

Antique Roses for the South
William C. Welch, Neil Sperry (Designer)
Taylor Pub / November 1990

David Austin's English Roses : Glorious New Roses for American Gardens
by David Austin, Clay Perry (Photographer)
Hardcover: 160 pages 
Little Brown & Company; ISBN: 0316059730; Rev&Updtd edition

Eyewitness Garden Handbooks: Roses
Deni Bown
DK Publishing / April 1996

Growing Roses in Cold Climates
by Jerry Olson and John Whitman
The second book in the Cold Climate Gardener's Library, Growing Roses in Cold Cimates contains everything a gardener needs to know about growing healthy, hardy roses in cold climate conditions. The Publisher. 
Hardcover - 272 pages .

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Roses
Mary Moody(Editor), Peter Harkness (Editor)
Timber Pr / February 1993

Hardy Roses : An Organic Guide to Growing Frost- And Disease-Resistant Varieties 
by Robert Osborn and Beth Powning
Sixty stunning photographs highlight Hardy Roses, featuring how to choose and grow the best varieties for your garden. Special highlights include: 
-- organic controls for insects and diseases 
-- illustrated gardening tips and techniques 
-- 49 varieties with full-color photographs 
-- North American zone map 
-- extensive listing of hardy varieties 
-- appendix of rose suppliers, organizations, and source materials
A stunning book that describes 50 "tough" varieties that will produce a beautiful profusion of blooms without constant fussing and pruning. The Publisher
Paperback: 144 pages 
Storey Books; ISBN: 0882667386;

Rosa Rugosa
by Suzanne Verrier
Paperback - 104 pages (March )
Firefly Books; ISBN: 0913643076

The New Rose Expert
by Dr. D.G. Hessayon
Paperback - 144 pages updated edition (April ).

100 English Roses for the American Garden
by Clair G. Martin, et al
The rose has always been a popular flower; ancient Romans, Egyptians, Greeks, and Chinese cultivated rose gardens and used the blooms in festivals and funerals. Yet the roses we grow today have generally been in existence for less than a century, and English roses--in spite of the traditional-sounding name--have all been developed since the 1950s by rosarian David Austin in an effort to combine the fragrance and beauty of old roses and the frequent blooming habit of modern hybrids. 100 English Roses for the American Garden presents those English roses best suited to the diverse North American climate. As the curator of rose collections at the Huntington Botanical Gardens, author Clair G. Martin knows his roses. With a large section devoted to general rose care (mulching, composting, container growing, and cutting) and individual pages (each, of course, depicting a single perfect rose) detailing the availability, stature and habit, usage, and disease susceptibility of each variety in various climates, this is an enjoyable and useful introduction to a fragrant subject.
Sofcover - 272 pages (April )

The Organic Rose Garden
by Liz Druitt, Virginia Brown (Photographer)
Taylor Pub; ISBN: 087833906X;

The Rose and the Clematis: As Good Companions
by John Howells
Author John Howells claims that the climbing rose and the clematis are natural planting companions; both have an urge to reach for the sky and the need for the same growing requirements (good, rich soil and a fair amount of water). The rose makes a softer, more beautiful support for the clematis vine than any trellis, and clematis offers a contrast that brings out the beauty of roses. They share the same kind of enemies, so a treatment program for any pest will benefit both. They can also be grown together in pots or beds. Finally, each comes in an array of colors that complement the other--think of a yellow rose such as Golden Showers or Casino set off by the gorgeous purple of a Victoria clematis. Howells makes his case very convincingly with many gorgeous, full-color photographs.

Roses For Dummies®
by Lance Walheim
Is there any flower more sensuous and romantic than the rose? Roses aren't just fragrant and beautiful; they're also easy to grow and come in hundreds of varieties and colors. Roses for Dummies covers the various types of roses--hybrid teas, grandifloras, floribundas, miniatures, climbers, shrub roses, and antique roses--helping would-be rose gardeners select the best variety for their conditions and pocketbooks. Planting, watering, mulching, and pruning are covered in enough detail to suit any arboretum and, speaking of arboretums, the book's appendix gives the locations of the best public rose gardens in the U.S. Roses for Dummies is a friendly guide to what may become a blooming passion.

Ortho's All About Roses (Ortho's All About)
Tommy Cairns, et al 
Listed under Ortho's Gardening Books

Roses : The Most Beautiful Roses for Large and Small Gardens : Design Ideas for Rose Arbors, Trellises, and Beds : Rose Know-How, Planting, Culture,
Otto Bunemann, Jurgen Becker (Photographer)
Paperback: 160 pages
Barrons Educational Series; ISBN: 0812018184; (March )

The Graham Stuart Thomas Rose Book
Graham Stuart Thomas
Times Pubns / November 1994

Old Roses and English Roses
David Austin
Antique Collectors Club / December 1993 

The Rock & Water Garden Expert (Expert Series)
D.G., Dr. Hessayon 
Sterling Publications / March 1993

Miniature Roses
Rayford C. Redell, et al
Chronicle Books / April 1998

Taylor's Guide to Roses (Taylor's Guides to Gardening)
Peter Schneider(Editor)
Houghton Mifflin Co (Pap) / April 1995

200 Tips for Growing Beautiful Roses
Barbara Ashmun, et al 
Chicago Review Pr / January 1998

Victoria at Home With Roses
Jeanine Larmoth / Hearst Books / July 1997

Gardening With Roses : Designing With Easy-Care Climbers, Ramblers & Shrubs
Judith C. McKeon 
Michael Friedman/Fairfax Publishing / May 1997

Shrub Roses and Climbing Roses; With Hybrid Tea and Floribunda Roses
David Austin / Antique Collectors Club / July 1993

Philip Edinger, the Editors of Sunset Books (Editor)
Leisure Arts / January 1998

Tender Roses in Tough Climates
Douglas Green, Vince Babak (Illustrator)
Chapters Pub Ltd / April 1997

Visions of Roses
Peter Beales, et al / Bulfinch Pr / September 1996

The Rose
Susan Lauzau(Editor)
Michael Friedman/Fairfax Publishing / May 1998

Roses - Organic Gardening Basics
by the Editors of Organic Gardening Magazine
Organic Gardening Basics is a series designed to provide beginning gardeners with everything they need to know about organic methods. The best information from 6 decades of Organic Gardening magazine has been focused on single gardening topics. Filled with lush color photographs and illustrations, these handy paperback guides are offered in an accessible format and convenient size-perfect for the beginning gardener. Each guide contains a fully illustrated calendar that takes readers through each process day-by-day and also allows them to chart their progress. While the main purpose of the series is to teach readers the basics, the last chapter of each volume goes a step beyond basic care, giving readers more creative and challenging alternatives. Each region is covered in detail, making Organic Gardening Basics perfect for gardeners across the country. Readers can learn rose growing from the roots up with this beautiful primer, covering basic flower varieties, garden designs, the best and most practical tools, and pest control.
Paperback: 112 pages
ISBN: 0875968392; (March )

100 Favorite Roses (100 Favorite Series)
Teri Dunn / Metro Books / February 1998

Redoute Roses Postcards in Full Color : 24 Ready-To-Mail Cards
Pierre-Joseph Redoute
Listed under Postcards

The Natural Rose Gardener
Lance Walheim, et al / Ironwood Pr / May 1994

Collecting and Preserving Plants
Ruth B. MacFarlane, Jean Lynn Alred (Illustrator)
Dover Pubns / November 1994

Production of Pot Roses (Growers Handbook Series, Vol 7)
H. Brent Pemberton, et al 
Timber Pr / November 1997

Rosa Gallica
Suzanne Verrier, William Grant (Introduction)
Firefly Books / March 1999

Easy Roses for North American Gardens
Tom Christopher / Readers Digest / January 1999

Ortho's Complete Guide to Roses
Ann Reilly / Ortho Books / January 1995

The Random House Book of Old Roses
Roger Phillips, Martyn Rix 
Random House (Paper) / March 1999
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Cut-Flower Roses
Rayford Clayton Reddell, Saxon Holt (Photographer)
Chronicle Books / April 1999

Gardening With Roses : A Practical and Inspirational Guide
Patrick Taylor 
Timber Pr / June 1995

Heirloom Roses
Rayford Clayton Reddell, Saxon Holt (Photographer)
Chronicle Books / April 1999

Roses Laser-Cut Plastic Stencils
Charlene Tarbox
Dover Pubns / October 1997 

Roses for English Gardens
Gertrude Jekyll 
Antique Collectors Club / March 1994
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Roses for Northern Gardeners
David Harrap(Illustrator)
Lone Pine Publishing / July 1998 

Ultimate Rose (American Rose Society)
by Beth Smiley (Editor), et al 
Dorling Kindersley publishes the most beautiful of illustrated books; their expertise with layout and color photography is especially welcome in books on plants and gardens. The minute you open the cover to find front and back end papers in rose pink, you get a clue about the quality of this volume. Four hundred color photographs celebrate the long history of the rose, paying tribute to this most beloved of all flowers. 
What flower is more immediately recognized than the rose? Despite this icon status, there is much confusion about the various kinds of roses. Thus, choosing wisely for the garden can be a puzzle. It is far too easy to be seduced by those silky petals and sweet perfume, but do you really need another hybrid tea? This book can be enjoyed simply as a reference for identifying roses or as an exploration of the history and significance of roses. Because it's arranged by kind of rose, it makes clear the differences between species: noisettes, hybrid perpetuals, etc. The most stunning flowers of all (and of course you may well have a different opinion) may be the old moss roses, with their fuzzy stems and flowers so doubled as to appear ruffled. Pages are filled with close-ups of breathtaking roses, individual blossoms photographed against a black background to highlight form and color. 

Whether Ultimate Rose is an art book or a garden book doesn't really matter. It has managed to capture the magic and compelling beauty of roses, identify each, compare the looks and virtues of the various types, and give clear and thorough information on how to place and care for them in your garden. --Valerie Easton -
Hardcover: 160 pages
DK Publishing; ISBN: 0789452065; 1 Amer Ed edition (April 20, )

Botanica's Roses: The Encyclopedia of Roses
by David Austin
Hardcover: 704 pages
Welcome Rain; ISBN: 1566491762; 2 Ed edition
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Tea Roses (McDonald, Elvin. Rose Garden Series.)
Elvin McDonald(Illustrator) / Smithmark Publishing / January 1999 
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Rose Gardening; The American Garden Guides
Jim Browne / Pantheon Books / February 1995
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Eleonore Cruse / TASCHEN America Llc / March 1998
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Tender Roses for Tough Climates
Douglas Green, Vince Babak (Illustrator) / Chapters Pub Ltd / April 1997
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Growing Miniature and Patio Roses (Cassell Good Gardening Guide)
Dawn Eagle, Barry Eagle (Contributor) / Cassell Academic / August 1996
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Enjoying Roses
Ortho Editors, et al / Ortho Books / September 1992
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Serious Gardener : Reliable Roses (New York Botanical Garden)
Clarkson Potter / Clarkson Potter / March 1997
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Climbing Roses (Rose Garden Series)
Elvin McDonald(Illustrator)
Smithmark Publishing / January 1999
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Climbing Roses (New Plant Library)
Andrew Mikolajski / Lorenz Books / September 1997
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The Glory of Roses
Christopher Baker(Photographer), Allen Lacy 
Stewart Tabori & Chang / October 1990
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Roses : A Growing Guide for Easy, Colorful Gardens (Burpee Basics)
Mary C. Weaver(Introduction), George, Jr. Ball 
Macmillan General Reference / December 1998
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Classic Roses
by Peter Beales
Hardcover - 454 pages Revised edition.
Henry Holt & Company, Inc. / September 1997
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