Rose to the Occasion

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Rose to the Occasion is the second of the Easy-Growing Garden series, which will include Annuals and Perennials, Soilbuilding, Houseplants, and Trees and Shrubs, and any others (maybe one about gardening using native species?). I am looking forward to it!

The first book in the series is Don't Throw in the Trowel!: Vegetable Gardening Month by Month. Check it out. My book, Courageous Women of the Civil War, has been published by Chicago Review Press. I earned my Master's in Writing for Children from Hamline University. My fiction and articles have appeared in Cricket, Highlights, The Horn Book, Organic Gardening, Birds and Blooms, and Grit. I worked as a city horticulturist, as well as working in landscaping, greenhouses, rose gardens, and just about every aspect of horticulture (except for lawns, I am no fan of lawns).

Rose to the Occasion

An Easy-Growing Guide to Rose Gardening

Authored by Melinda R. Cordell

Roses are the Queen of Flowers. They're beautiful, fragrant, and elegant - and roses require all the pampering of a real Queen, don't they?

Actually, they don't!

Rose gardening can be easy and pleasant. I'veworked 25 years in horticulture and cared for over 300 roses in a public rose garden when I wasmunicipal horticulturist. I found ways to keep rose gardeningfussbudgetry to a minimum while growing vigorous roses that bloomedtheir heads off. Rose to the Occasion: An Easy-Growing Guide to Rose Gardening shares tricks and shortcuts that rosariansuse, plus simple ways you can keep up with your to-do list in the rosegarden.

Gardeners of all skill levels willfind this book helpful, whether they be beginning gardeners or oldrosarians, whether they have a green thumb or a brown thumb.

Rose to the Occasion includes
* old illustrations of roses in bloom, plus historical background on each flower
* down-to-earth wisdom on how to plant, grow, and prune roses
* the in and out of fertilizing roses to get the lushest foliage and best blooms
* advice on choosing the right rose for your garden, as well as many easy-growing varieties
* the latest on organic pest control and fungicide use in the rose garden
* hardy, tough old roses that can take whatever Mother Nature throws at them
* and general garden maintenance help that you can use anywhere in the garden.

If you love The Rose Bible by Rayford Clayton Reddell, or books by DavidAustin, or books like Right Rose, Right Place; or Everyday Roses: How to Grow Knock Out(r) and Other Easy-Care Garden Roses; or The Organic RoseGarden, and if you like garden books leavened with humor -- then this book is for you.

Rose to the Occasion is the ultimate resource for any rose gardener, or anybody in need of good gardening advice. Roses are filled with romance, history, color, and fragrance.Grow some. It is worth it.

Publication Date:
1540690504 / 9781540690500
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Gardening / Flowers / Roses

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