A guide to using roses in the garden. It demonstrates how to choose, use and cultivate roses for every situation - for mixed borders and containers, flower and kitchen gardens, boundaries and elegant screens, tiny terraces and country plots. The book includes practical techniques, planting plans, and lists of the best roses for specific purposes, along with over 100 colour photographs.
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Already known and appreciated for his books on borders and Sissinghurst, Tony Lord reveals yet another area of expertise here in Designing with Roses. A homage to "the queen of flowers," this is also a plea for an end to its misuse, with Lord demonstrating its versatility in borders or pots, on walls and fences, alone or in main or supporting roles. These sweeping concepts are then fleshed out with detailed information on shape, color, scent, foliage, immunity levels, form, and flowering times. He writes for a worldwide audience, taking into account local climates and native plants, and his attention to detail continues beyond the plants themselves. When he looks at pergolas, for instance, he is informative about possible sites, materials, proportions, and construction.
Designing with Roses's well-researched, flowing prose is interspersed with the author's own stunning photographs. It will captivate readers of all levels of expertise, to whom Lord throws out a general challenge to develop a practical aesthetic of roses that balances design with nature. Finally, the bibliography, international list of nurseries, explanation of zones, and invaluable list of strain characteristics leave the reader full of inspiration and equipped with the tools for pursuing the dream. --Fiona MurphyAbout the Author:
Tony Lord is a highly respected writer, garden photographer and horticultural consultant. He trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and went on to become Gardens Advisor to the National Trust. He serves on several Royal Horticultural Society committees and edits their best-selling annual publication The Plant Finder. His first book, Best Borders, won the Garden Writers' Guild Award for the best general gardening book of 1994. He is also the author of the best-selling The Gardens at Sissinghurst.
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Descripción Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd, 2000. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110711217149
Descripción Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0711217149 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.1244223