Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Encyclopedia of Roses

9780756688684HEncyclopedia of Roses
Published at DK Canada

About the book

Featuring over 2,000 of the world's best rose species and cultivars, the Encyclopedia of Roses is being presented in a new format and with a new jacket. Each entry is illustrated with a full-color photograph and describes the rose's growing habit, cultivation needs, and breeding, as well as explains the origins of its unique name.

My Thoughts

Guess what is my favourite flower?   ROSES!  

I used to like mostly red roses but flipping through this book makes me want to have various colors in the future.  I mean have you seen the pinks, purples, yellows and oranges colors that some of the roses can have?    I am falling in love with the double colors ones to be honest.  

This book will inform you with all you need to know concerning roses…  The first chapter of the book is titled history of the rose and in it you will learn that this flower acquired her popularity back in the 1820s.   The book has two main sections – a-Z of Roses and Cultivating Roses.IMG_3346

In the A-Z of Roses, you will have the ability of accessing information about almost 2,000 species of roses.   This section includes photographs,, feature boxes on roses that have one or more sports, renowned rose breeders and roses gardens from around the world.  All this information is presented in alphabetical order.    In the Cultivating Roses, you will learn how to use roses in your garden, how to plant them and how to grow them, how to to prune the roses, how to propagate the plants and how to keep your roses healthy.  At the complete end of the book, you will have an index of the species, the rose societies around the world, the roses on the world wide web as well as a glossary.

I dream of a year when I can plant roses in my garden.  Not having a garden at this point in time and not being sure if we will be staying at this house for a long period of time, it’s hard for me to justify purchasing a rose bush.   But I hope that eventually, I will have roses I can enjoy in my backyard and smell their fragrance all summer long.

If you love roses, you have some rose bushes or you desire to plant some roses in your yard, this book is packed with fabulous information about these magnificent flowers!

Enjoy gardening but roses are not your flower?  Don’t hesitate to Explore all the possibilities of gardening by visiting DK Canada’s Gardening Boutique.   Currently there is a 30% off sale on numerous titles that could help you in your gardening this season. 


The Encyclopedia of Roses is available at your favourite bookstore, even amazon.ca and amazon.com.


Disclaimer: Thanks to DK Canada for sending me the above mentioned products for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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