“A fascinating and informative book for anyone who loves roses but wants to avoid spraying them with toxic chemicals.” —The American Gardener
A winner of the World Federation of Roses Literary Award, this work brings together experts from around the world to inform gardeners about developments in the new—irresistible yet long overdue—trend toward creating environmentally friendly yet enduring rose gardens, with “sustainability” as the key.
The Queen of Flowers, the rose—by Presidential declaration America’s National Floral Emblem—was initially left behind as “green consciousness” and the concept of sustainability took hold among the gardening public. But the rose is now making up for lost time. From the workshops of breeders—both in the United States and abroad—a new generation of disease-resistant and low-maintenance rose varieties has emerged in the last decade to fill popular demand.
In this book, you will learn how to make your own sustainable rose garden. With 38 lavishly illustrated articles and descriptions of the best new (as well as old) rose varieties designed for the sustainable rose garden, this is a must-have book for today’s new generation of avid but environmentally conscious gardeners.
“Finally, we have a book that addresses the notion of growing roses in an environmentally friendly manner … Nothing about sustainable rose culture has been presented as well as it has been in this book.”—Pacific Horticulture Society