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125 How do I find out more about English Roses?




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This article is from the Rose Gardening FAQ, by Bill Chandler chandler@austin.ibm.com, Jolene Adams jolene@cchem.berkeley.edu, Brent C. Dickerson odinthor@csulf.edu, Karen Baldwin kbaldwin@veribest.com, and many contributors

125 How do I find out more about English Roses?

S. Andrew Schulman has an excellent WWW home page with some beautiful rose
pictures and descriptions located at the URL
http://www.halcyon.com/cirsium/rosegal/welcome.htm . He has a section with
English Roses at http://www.halcyon.com/cirsium/rosegal/shrub.htm .

Cheryl Netter has a few pictures of English Roses at
http://nexus.interealm.com/p/cnetter/rose_tour/center_rose_garden.html .

Here are a couple of books written about English Roses.

* David Austin's English Roses
* Old and English Roses

'David Austin's English Roses' is a beautiful hardback book written by David
Austin. It has beautiful large pictures of his roses. It is worth getting
the book just for the pictures! David Austin discusses 84 varieties,
describing the size and shape of the bush and rating his roses for overall
assessment and fragrance. There are several other interesting chapters about
English Roses, such as the following:

* The Ideal of the English Rose
* The Fragrance of an English Rose
* English Roses in the Garden
* English Roses in the Home
* The Cultivation of English Roses
* Creating a New Rose

The book is listed at about $39.95 US. isbn#0-316-05975-7.

'Old and English Roses' is a paperback with information about the major
classes of Old Roses as well as English Roses. It contains information on
Old Roses and English Roses from the more comprehensive 'History of the
Rose'($80 US). This book contains a chapter each on Gallicas, Damasks, up
through Tea Roses and Hybrid Perpetuals. Each chapter describes the class
and then gives descriptions of many varieties in the class. There are many
photographs, though they are not of the size or quality as those in 'David
Austin's English Roses'. 'Old and English Roses' is listed at about $25 US.

 

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