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Growing Roses in Cold Climates

Handbook / Manual

By: Richard Hass and Jerry C Olson

272 pages, 193 colour photos, 1 map

University of Minnesota Press

Paperback | Feb 2012 | Edition: 2 | #198327 | ISBN-13: 9780816675937
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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 roses

In 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


Acknowledgments v
Introduction vii

Part I The Roses 1
1 Individual Listings 3

Part II The Basics of Growing Roses 135
2 Understanding Roses 137
3 Selecting and Preparing a Site 143
4 Planting Roses 152
5 Caring for Roses 169
6 Solving Rose-Growing Problems 194
7 Propagating Roses 203
8 Special Uses for Roses 213
9 Tools and Supplies 219

Appendix A Insect and Disease Control 224
Appendix B Rose Culture Checklist 237
Glossary 239

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Richard Hass is a volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Rose Society. He has received awards from the American Rose Society and has been a rose judge since 2001.

Jerry Olson has grown roses for almost sixty years and judged them for the American Rose Society for more than three decades. He has written articles for the American Rose Society and the Minnesota State Horticultural Society.

John Whitman is a garden writer and photographer. He is the coauthor of "Growing Perennials in Cold Climates" and "Growing Shrubs and Small Trees in Cold Climates", both recently published in new editions from the University of Minnesota Press.

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