Roses Without Chemicals: 150 Disease-Free Varieties That Will Change the Way You Grow Roses (Paperback)
“I wish I had this when I planted my rose garden twenty-five years ago. I am now about to plant another garden, full of wonderful rose varieties and I intend to follow Peter's advice wholeheartedly.” —Martha Stewart
Have you tried to grow roses, only to give up once you realized how dependent on pesticides they are? In this lush guide rose expert Peter Kukielski highlights 150 rose varieties that excel in gardens without the use of chemicals. Roses Without Chemicals features information on planting, pruning, and pests; plant profiles that include a color photo and details on color, growth habit, and fragrance; and helpful lists of roses organized by color, growing habit, and region.
While Peter E. Kukielski was curator of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden, the garden received the Great Rosarians of the World Rose Garden Hall of Fame Award and was voted America’s Best Public Rose Garden Display by the All American Rose Selections committee. He now works internationally to help botanical gardens be chemical-free. Further information can be found at millennialrosegarden.com.
“A valuable guide for gardeners wanting to try roses that are less disease-prone.” —Library Journal
“Most gardeners are no longer willing to spray their roses for pests and diseases because it's time consuming, expensive and known to be ecologically damaging. So this authoritative book about growing roses sustainably, is a timely addition.” —Gardens Illustrated Online
“An enormously valuable book, particularly for those looking to grow roses organically.” —American Gardener
“Don’t ever shop for roses without this book in hand.” —PNW Magazine