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Everyday Roses Book Review

The ultimate common-sense guide to growing garden roses. Buy the book here.
Photo/Illustration: © Rob Cardillo
The ultimate common-sense guide to growing garden roses. Buy the book here.
Photo/Illustration: © Rob Cardillo

Thanks to the information in Everyday Roses, having a garden of lush, gorgeous roses has never been easier! For more than 20 years, rose expert Paul Zimmerman has been caring for roses, and now he shares his practical, time-tested advice with you: throughout the book, you’ll find links for quick, how-to videos that let you put this common-sense approach into action. With these planting, trellising, and pruning techniques, you’ll soon have a garden filled with breathtaking blooms-and plenty of time left to enjoy them!

Part 1: Essentials

Chapter 1: Buying Roses (1 video)
The Difference Between Own Root and Grafted Roses

Chapter 2: Planting (5 videos)
Planting a Grafted Container Rose
Planting Bareroot Roses
Buying and Planting Own-Root Roses
Own-Root Roses’ First Season
Planting a Rose in Less Sunlight

Part 2: Basic Care

Chapter 3: Mulching, Watering, and Feeding (1 video)
Summer Care Tips for Your Roses

Chapter 4: Disease and Insects (no videos)

Chapter 5: Pruning and Grooming (9 videos)
Introduction to Rose Pruning
Pruning Roses that Grow Canes from the Base
Pruning Roses that Build a Structure
Pruning and Controlling a Climbing Rose
Removing an Old Cane From a Rose
Rejuvenating an Old Climbing Rose
Summer Cleanup
Training a Rose on a Trellis
Covering an Arbor with Roses

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