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Rose Bible, The
Rayford C. Reddell
0517588218
October 4, 1994
Hardcover
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The Indianapolis Star
'The Rose Bible,' by Rayford Clayton Reddell, is full of spectacular color photographs and easy-to-understand descriptions that will convince even the most skeptical gardener to plant roses despite their reputation as high-maintenance plants...With a light hearted and down to earth style, Reddell even delves into the classification of rose varieties and the heated disputes that occurred when modern hybrids were being churned out in force to the chagrin of traditional-minded rosarians. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
In one engagingly written, frankly opinionated, lavishly illustrated volume, America's leading authority on roses reveals everything the gardener needs to know about the most popular of all garden plants: from how to...


The Rose Bible
Rayford Clayton Reddell
0811821595
August 1998
Paperback
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The Indianapolis Star
'The Rose Bible,' by Rayford Clayton Reddell, is full of spectacular color photographs and easy-to-understand descriptions that will convince even the most skeptical gardener to plant roses despite their reputation as high-maintenance plants...With a light hearted and down to earth style, Reddell even delves into the classification of rose varieties and the heated disputes that occurred when modern hybrids were being churned out in force to the chagrin of traditional-minded rosarians.

Book Description
In paperback for the first time, this gorgeous and affordable edition of The Rose Bible (out of print in hardcover, 0-517-58821-8) is a must-have for every rose grower, novice or expert. This beloved classic by America's leading rosarian reveals everything a gardener...


All-America Roses
Rayford Clayton Reddell
1402809034

Hardcover
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Book Description
Launching an exciting new gardening series, A Passion for Roses, acclaimed rosarian Ray Reddell celebrates 40 award-winning roses cultivated in the U.S., profiling each gorgeous variety with notes on fragrance, vigor, flower form, and color. A wonderful introduction to these national beauties, illustrated with 40 lush color photos.


Growing Fragrant Plants
Rayford Clayton Reddell, Robert Galyean
006016073X


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A Year in the Life of a Rose : A Guide to Growing Roses from Coast to Coast
Rayford C. Reddell
0517706695
October 29, 1996
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Reading Reddell is like being herded through the garden by an avuncular neighbor with a passion for the rose, our official (since 1986) national flower. Gardening columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, author The Rose Bible and the owner/operator of a commercial rose nursery, Reddell delivers an irresistible blend of opinionated exuberance and practical advice. Crafted with dry wit and a disarmingly chatty style, this eminently readable guide lays out a season-by-season plan for rose culture and care and deals admirably with such potentially paralyzing topics as pruning and disbudding, discussing, along the way, the future of rose growing and the merits of some of the author's favorite cultivars. As a self-proclaimed "rose dietitian," Reddell offers tips on when and what to feed roses (Epsom salts are one of...


Cut-Flower Roses
Rayford Clayton Reddell
0811822702
March 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Rayford Clayton Reddell is a nationally known rose expert and author of numerous first-rate rose books. Here he looks at 40 individual varieties of the best cut-flower roses, from the Abraham Darby rose to the White Delight, and includes information on how to harvest and cut the roses, the optimum times to do so, and how to best preserve their vase life. Stunning color photographs by Saxon Holt accompany the text, making this both an authoritative guide to cut-flower roses and a great gift for rose lovers anywhere. --Mark A. Hetts

Book Description
Not every rose is right for your bouquet, and few understand this better than Ray Reddell. As owner of the Garden Valley Ranch, Reddell supplies cut roses to the finest florists in the country. In Cut-Flower Roses, he distills years...


All-America Roses
Rayford Clayton Reddell
0811818454
March 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Chronicle Books is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new gardening series, A Passion for Roses. Featuring the horticultural expertise of master rosarian Ray Reddell, these irresistible little hardcovers feature page after page of showstopping roses. Insightful gardening handbooks that are a visual delight, they make fantastic gifts for everyone who loves roses.??In All-America Roses, acclaimed rosarian Ray Reddell celebrates 40 award-winning roses cultivated in the US, profiling each gorgeous variety with notes on fragrance, vigor, flower form, and color. With all-American names like All That Jazz, Mister Lincoln, Singin' in the Rain, and Sheer Bliss, these all-America roses are sure to bring a little pizzazz to any garden. Illustrated with lush color photographs, this is a wonderful introduction to these...


Year in Life of a Rose
Rayford C. Reddell
051730404X
May 2, 1998
Hardcover
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Heirloom Roses
Rayford Clayton Reddell
0811822540
March 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Rayford Clayton Reddell brings his nationally recognized expertise to descriptions of 44 varieties of the three main categories of heirloom roses, which are species, antique, and reblooming roses. Along with Saxon Holt's lush color photography of all these roses in peak bloom, the author offers helpful advice on planting, maintaining, harvesting, and pruning for best results and highest yield of these breathtaking traditional roses. This small, beautifully designed book will make a perfect gift for the rose enthusiast in your life. --Mark A. Hetts

Book Description
If you love roses, chances are you love heirloom roses best. Big and fragrant, they are valued for their beauty and connection to the past—and for their very practical hardiness. In Heirloom Roses, celebrated rosarian...


Growing Good Roses
Rayford Clayton Reddell
0943647045
June 1, 1994
Hardcover
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horticulture magazine, April, 1988
"A book written by a man so captivated by roses he cannot wait to assure us that we can grow them, too."

Book Description
Reddell's first book, Growing Good Roses is a classic and can't be topped for beginning would-be rose growers.

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Full Bloom : Thoughts from an Opinionated Gardener
Rayford C. Reddell
0517703378
March 5, 1996
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A California transplant, Louisiana-born Reddell never lost his Southern gift of gab. It's on resplendent display here in this splendid collection of chatty essays culled from his biweekly gardening column in the San Francisco Chronicle. By turns wry, opinionated, occasionally curmudgeonly ("after two years, bushes that don't make the grade should be pruned with a shovel") and always informative, this eclectic assortment is a browser's delight. The selections are arranged by topic ("Gardening for Fragrance," "Dining on the Garden," etc.) and temptingly titled?who can resist the lure of "Roses from Hell" or "Gardenia?the Big Bertha of Fragrance"? A respected rosarian, Reddell (who penned The Rose Bible and grows roses commercially), refers often to his pet flower. But besides the substantial section devoted to "Her...


Full Bloom
Rayford C. Reddell
0517308606
May 13, 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
The author of The Rose Bible--one of America's foremost rose experts--gives advice on the most common gardening problems, questions, and quandries. Rich in sass and spine, colorful anecdotes, and invaluable gardening advice, this reference covers a "bio-diversity" of topics that all gardeners will find useful. Includes 25 drawings.

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The author of The Rose Bible--one of America's foremost rose experts--gives advice on the most common gardening problems, questions, and quandries. Rich in sass and spine, colorful anecdotes, and invaluable gardening advice, this reference covers a "bio-diversity" of topics that all gardeners will find useful. Includes 25 drawings.

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