The Joy of Roses
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|Format:||Hardback, 288 pages|
|Other Information: ||800+photos|
|Published In: ||Australia, 01 November 2004|
This book is a world first! Never before has there been a rose book with such beautiful pictures. Using the latest digital cameras and digital printing technology the rose images have been reproduced more faithfully and more lusciously than ever. One glance inside will immediately convince you of this. But it does not end there! The hands-on, textual part of the book was written in collaboration with David Ruston, one of the world's most accomplished rose-growers. The first part of the book contains a brief history of roses along with a commonsense guide to successfully growing beautiful roses. Included here is everything you need to know on such topics as: climate; soil; position; planting; mulching; fertilizing; watering; pruning; and how to control diseases and pests. This is followed by a fascinating section on using roses in flower arrangements, in the style of the Old Masters. The second part of the book is a catalogue of around 800 fascinating and beautiful roses. The roses are arranged by color. Within each color grouping are a range of roses from Wild Roses, to Old Roses and Moderns (including Miniatures) - one to suit every taste.
About the Author
JAMES YOUNG has photographed for large gardening books such as Botanica, Botanica's Roses, Botanica's Trees and Shrubs and Flora. The majority of the images in these books are his. David Ruston travels the world each year in search of beautiful flowers to add to his online picture library he started growing roses at age ten. For the last forty years he has removed vines and fruit trees from the family fruit property and planted roses. The 27 acres (11 hectares) now boasts around 50,000 rose bushes representing almost 4500 varieties. Today, it is one of the largest and most important collections in the world.
|Publisher: ||4C Publishing|
|Dimensions: ||31.0 x 24.0 centimeters|