Dang, I am happy to see this one finished. Charles Anctil, Master Rosarian with the American Rose Society, and personal buddy, has looked over the manuscript and made recommendations, all of which I followed, so I have his stamp of approval on this book.
Roses are the Queen of Flowers. They’re beautiful, fragrant, and elegant – and roses require all the pampering of a real Queen, don’t they? Actually, they don’t! Rose gardening can be easy and pleasant.
I’ve worked 25 years in horticulture and cared for over 300 roses when I was municipal horticulturist. I found ways to keep gardening fussbudgetry to a minimum while growing vigorous roses that bloomed their heads off. This book shares tricks and shortcuts that rosarians use, plus simple ways you can keep up with your to-do list in the rose garden.
Roses are filled with romance, history, color, and fragrance. Grow some. It is worth it.
Rose to the Occasion: An Easy-Growing Guide to Rose Gardening, is available in paperback here at CreateSpace.
You can also grab a paperback copy of Rose to the Occasion at Amazon. Check out that snazzy cover, by the way.