The guide to creating a NEW generation of American roses . . .
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.
Pick up any popular gardening magazine and browse through it.
Chances are you will soon encounter one word-"sustainability."
Sustainability has, indeed, become the catchword of 21st century
gardening. And for tens of millions of environmentally conscious
gardeners it has become a "must" goal, rapidly being realized as
part of the much heralded NEW GARDENING. This means gardening that
is consciously aware of the dangerous health and environmental
risks posed by using traditional synthetic chemicals and
pesticides, and that seeks to return to the principles of Mother
Nature, while also growing low-maintenance plants that make fewer
demands on environmental resources.
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 U.S. and abroad-a
new generation of disease-resistant and low-maintenance rose
varieties has emerged in the last decade to fill popular
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.
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