The English Roses

The English Roses

Classic Favorites & New Selections

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Baker & Taylor
Explores English rose varieties developed by David Austin: the Old Rose Hybrids (small to medium-sized shrubs, with the charm of Old Roses enhanced by disease resistance, more continous flowering and more bushy growth), the Aloha Group (tall, arching growth, with almost Wild Rose daintiness), and the English Musk Roses (vigorous, bush growth with reliable repeat flowers of particular delicacy).

Firefly Books Ltd
David Austin, now 80 and still an active breeder, revolutionized rose gardening. In this exceptionally well illustrated book he introduces 40 new varieties, 40 favorites, presents a new classification, and tells his compelling story.

"The rose has always been the best loved of all garden flowers. With the English Rose our aim has been, quite simply, to breed a more beautiful rose on a more beautiful shrub."
- David Austin

Exquisite photographs of Austin's beloved blooms grace every page of The English Roses. David Austin revolutionized rose gardening by restoring the viability and popularity of the Old Roses. In this book, he introduces 40 recently developed varieties in addition to 40 of his best-loved and time-tested favorites.

Here David Austin tells the compelling story of how he set out to create the English Roses and presents an entirely new classification, which helps rose enthusiasts to better understand and appreciate their great diversity. The book also features:

  • The distinctive qualities and fragrances of English Roses
  • The original Old Rose Hybrids
  • Musk Hybrids, Alba Hybrids and 'The Leander Group'
  • Climbing Roses, Cut-Flower Roses
  • Growth habits, flower form, foliage, and name origin
  • Valuable cultivation tips
  • Austin's favorite garden designs
  • Tips forcutting and arranging roses.

Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. ; Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2007
ISBN: 9781554073511
Branch Call Number: 635.933734 Aus
Characteristics: 303 p. : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Lawson, Andrew 1945-
Rice, Howard


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Apr 07, 2012

Even if you only look at the photos it is well worth getting as anyone who enjoys roses will love looking at this book over and over again.

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