Everyday Roses: How to Grow Knock Out® and Other Easy-Care Garden Roses

Paperback | February 19, 2013

byPaul Zimmerman

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More and more homeowners are adding easy-care roses to their gardens after discovering their versatility, range of color, and season-long foliage and bloom cycle. In this book, rose expert Paul Zimmerman debunks common rose myths and outdated care instructions, and instead imparts practical rose care advice in a fun and accessible voice. Readers will find helpful suggestions for choosing roses based on landscape need, tips on what to look for when buying roses, new techniques for the best way to plant roses, and sensible time-saving methods to maintain their roses throughout the year. Aimed at gardeners who want the beauty of roses without the fuss, this book offers an approach that is more accessible and environmentally friendly than competing volumes--and no other book in the current market focuses exclusively on modern roses and getting the most out of them.

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More and more homeowners are adding easy-care roses to their gardens after discovering their versatility, range of color, and season-long foliage and bloom cycle. In this book, rose expert Paul Zimmerman debunks common rose myths and outdated care instructions, and instead imparts practical rose care advice in a fun and accessible voic...

Paul Zimmerman has worked in landscaping and roses for more than twenty years. He is the coordinator of the Biltmore Rose Trials, a Certified Consulting Rosarian at the American Rose Society, and is a consultant for many private and public gardens. He conducts rose lectures and rose-growing workshops nationwide and overseas, and is the...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.44 inPublished:February 19, 2013Publisher:The Taunton PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1600857787

ISBN - 13:9781600857782

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Peter Beales

Preface,,Introduction: What is a Garden Rose?

Part 1: Essentials

Chapter 1 Buying Roses

Chapter 2 Planting

Part 2: Basic Care

Chapter 3 Mulching, Watering, and Feeding

Chapter 4 Disease and Insects

Chapter 5 Pruning and Grooming

Part 3: Rose Gallery

Chapter 6 Roses in the Landscape

Part 4: Rose Guide

Chapter 7 Suggested Roses