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    Richard Hass(Author) Jerry C. Olson(Author)

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This thoroughly updated edition of the landmark volume Growing Roses in Cold Climates includes: -Accessible information on 875 varieties of roses best suited to cold climates-New methods for protecting roses in winter-Hundreds of new rose introductions, including disease-resistant and hardy varieties-Five-star ratings to help you select top-performing rosesIn addition to describing both organic and inorganic solutions to common rose problems, this volume also profiles twelve major classes of roses, complete with photographs and step-by-step guidelines on achieving ideal growing conditions.

"The descriptions of roses and how they should be treated in a severely cold climate are excellent." --American Gardener

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  • By Jorma Koskinen on 13 March 2015

    For anyone living in USDA zones 5 and colder this is very interesting. Because rose growers in the US grow almost exclusively hybrid teas the instructions on winter protection are tailored to the needs of that group in the northern regions of the US. European rose lovers also grow shrubs of all kind, once flowering and continuously flowering types, species roses, old garden roses and a wider variety of floribundas. The Hass Tee Pee method and especially the Minnesota Tip method that involves digging a trench and bending your rose into it for the winter vastly differ from methods used in Europe but make for interesting reading. The writers have almost nothing to say about methods like mounding, mulching or using fir tree branches for winter protection.However, almost everything else about rose growing such as fertilizing, watering, pruning and disease prevention is much the same on this side of the Atlantic. The book is well written. It has many good pictures also of different stages of hands-on rose care. Discussing planting depth one has to remember that the Minnesota Tip requires the bud union to be planted at ground level as the writers recommend. If you are using more conventional methods in Northern Europe at least one has to plant the bud union a good six to ten inches under ground to prevent it from freezing. The one thing that makes this book difficult to read for us are the variety names. Except for the oldest garden roses many newer rose varieties have different names on the US market, why, I do not know. The majority of all modern hybrid teas and floribundas have different names in Europe. The best way for me is to use internet resources such as Help Me Find Roses, which has all the available names world wide for every variety.If you live in the Nordic countries, Russia, eastern continental Europe or any other region with cold winters and much snow, this is a useful book. It offers a lot of practical advice and has many practical tips anyone can follow that make growing roses in difficult conditions quite a lot easier.With suitable "interpretation" this American book can be recommended for European rose lovers as well.


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