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RIRS Library - updated February 12, 2007

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Media

Title

Author

Date

Description

 ISBN

Book

500 Popular Roses

for American Gardeners

Mynah Publishers

1999

Great resource book for the rose buyer.  Detailed descriptions of plants, and hybridizer

     information.  Covers species through modern shrub roses.  288pps.

 

Book

All-America Roses 

Redell, Rayford, C.

1998

Photos by Saxon Holt.  A nice publication by Redell, presenting some classic American

hybrid tea roses.  His text is clean, crisp, straightforward.  He makes hybrid tea rose

growing look easy.  96 pps.

 

 

Book

American Rose Annual #42

Abrahamson, Frank -editor

1957

Articles on many subjects such as tree roses, miniatures, understocks, growing roses in Minnesota
Table of Contents pg 1 and pg 2

 

Book

American Rose Annual #44

Abrahamson, Frank -editor

1959

Articles include cold-hardiness, disbudding, roses for fall bloom, genetics  of doubleness.
Table of Contents pg 1 and pg 2

 

Book

American Rose Annual #64

Goldstein, Harold- editor

1979

Yearly collection of articles in book form by the ARS.  More modern ones are in magazine format.  Includes “Photographing Roses”, Rooting Rose Cuttings”, “Drip Irrigation”.  214 pages.
Table of Contents pg 1 and pg 2

 

Journal

American Rose Annual #86

Griffith, Ed editor

2001

Year of the Rose. Articles on hybridizing, great rose gardens,  exhibiting, roses in Australia

 

Journal

American Rose Magazine

ARS

Various issues

 

 

 

Book

The Art of Arranging Flowers
A Complete Guide to Japanese Ikebana

Sato, Shozo

 

The ultimate "zen" of floral arranging.

 

Book

Beautiful Roses Made Easy
Mid-Atlantic and New England Edition

Dunn, Teri
Viette, Andre
Viette, Mark

 

Jackson & Perkins Cool Springs Press, Thomas Nelson, Inc.

ISBN 1-591860-74-1

Book

Beautiful Roses: Step by Step Visual Guide

Dolezal, Bob

1991

Sections with photos of roses grouped by color, then type and special uses.  Also info on budding, pruning and container roses.  79 pages.

 

Book

The Big Book of Kitchen Gardens

Time Life Books

1999

Even rose gardeners relish a tomato, now and then!  Complete with recipes, this is excellent

fodder for cooks searching for the ideal pot-luck zucchini casserole.  This book also has

a good garden pest section.

 

 

Book

Botanica’s Roses

Beales, Peter and Tommy Cairns

1998

Thousands of rose photos, extensive encyclopedia.  Comes with CD. 704 pages

 

Articles

Brownell Roses

House and Garden Magazine

July 2001

Article featuring Dorrie Nichols, and the roses

made famous by her grandfather, Walter Brownell of Little Compton, Rhode Island.

 

Catalog

Catalog:  Die Schonsten Rosen der Welt

W. Kordes Sohne

1999/2000

Photos of Kordes roses, descriptions in German. 128 pages

 

Video

A  Celebration of Old Roses

Beales, Peter

1997

Hour long video narrated by Peter Beales about history of roses.  Old garden roses are shown sorted by type ie Alba, Gallica etc.  End of video shows photos of all included roses with their name.  One hour.

 

Book

Climbing Roses

Mikolajski, Andrew

1997

Consultant Lin Hawthorne; photos Peter Anderson.

Looking for a good vertical interest for your rose garden? This 64 page book gives the

reader advice on how to grow and use climbers effectively in the garden landscape.  Contains

an "at-a-glance" growers' guide.

 

 

Book

Colorful World of Roses

Field, Xenia

1969

Great black and white photos and info on insect damage, diseases and rose arranging.  Also tells how to bud a “standard” (tree) rose. 191 pages

 

Book

Compendium of Rose Disease

Horst, Kenneth 

1983

This important publication on rose diseases, and their treatment was prepared in cooperation

with the Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University.  Copyright by the American

Phytopathological Society.  More than just information on blackspot, this is THE book for

the embattled rose gardener

 

Book

Consulting Rosarian Manual

ARS

1995

Excellent book that should be in every rose growers library (purchase from ARS).  Very detailed info on soil, fertilizers, spraying, insects and diseases.  94 pages.

 

Book

Consulting Rosarian Manual

ARS

2001

As above.  Updated version. 94 pages.

 

Book

Easy Roses for North American Gardens

Christopher, Tom

1999

Readers Digest Association, Inc.
Pleasantville, NY/Montreal

ISBN 0- 7621-0123 -7

Book

Enjoying Roses

Reilly, Ann

1992

History, selection and care of roses.  Section on propagation and the world’s finest roses

 

Book

Garden Smarts: A Bounty of Tips

From America's Best Gardeners

Goldbloom, Shelley

1999

339 pages of how to get started in the garden.

 

 

Book

The Grand Rose Family

Rondeau, Anne-Sophie

1998

Rustica Editions, Paris, France

ISBN 2-84038-249-0

Articles

Green Thoughts Garden Ledger

clippings

various

The Green Thoughts Garden Ledger.  Miscellaneous clippings and articles, maintained

by the Library, and always under reconstruction, but feel free to ask for this interesting

collection of stuff! Contains some back articles of the RI Rose Society Newsletter--always

good reading!  Readers are welcomed to add clippings to the collection.

 

 

Book

Growing and Displaying  Roses

Mattock, John
Newdick,Jane
Sutherland, Neil

1993

Whitecap Books
CLB Publishing, Godalming, Surrey England

ISBN 1-55110-076-2

Book

Growing Better Roses

Nisbet, Fred J.

1973

Describes improved growing techniques, focused on developing the "Queen of Flowers"

     into a hardier, less "picky" plant specimen.  243 pps.

 

  Book

Growing Better Roses

Nisbet, Fred, J.

1973

 

 

Video

Growing Good Roses

Redell, Rayford Clayton                    

1992

56 minutes. VHS.

 

 

Book

Growing Roses for

Small Gardens

Gibson, Michael

1990

Owners of small gardens, and especially urban gardeners, will find this book useful if

they choose to incorporate roses into their landscapes.  Describes how to effectively use

miniature, climbing, and small shrub roses.  Also discusses the practice of rose growing

in containers.  135 pps.

 

Video

Growing Tree Roses in RI

Shelley, John

2001

John Shelley’s presentation on growing and winterizing tree roses.

 

Book

A Guide to Creating

Rose Arrangements          The American Rose Society

Russell Anjer, Chairman Rose Arrangements Committee

1989

 

Helpful publication for all gardeners bitten by the rose-arranging bug.  103 pps.

 

 

Book

Guidelines for Judging Rose Arrangements

Abler, Elizabeth (ed.)

1997

Official ARS guidelines for judging arrangements.  Helpful in understanding the styles and classes available and the criteria used.  95 pages.

 

Book

Guidelines for Judging Roses

ARS

1993

Official ARS guidelines for judging all types of roses.  Includes illustrations.  Useful to both new and experienced exhibitors.  60 pages

 

Book

Guidelines for Judging Roses

ARS

2003

MISSING

Newly revised Official ARS guidelines for judging all types of roses.  Includes illustrations.  Useful to both new and experienced exhibitors. 

 

Book

Handbook For Selecting Roses (several)

Schorr, Phil (ed.)

2000

2001

Yearly ARS guide to buying roses given to all ARS members.  Gives numerical ratings and lists best roses by class. 

 

Book

Impressionist Roses 

Fell, Derek                            

1999 

A wonderful book delving into the historical perspective on Impressionist artists and their

use of roses in their paintings. Beautifully photographed.  Great source of visual ideas for

the modern day gardener. 136 pps.

 

 

Video

Japanese Flower Arranging:  The Ohara School Method

 

 

 Great little video! A good visual companion to the Ikebana book.

 

Journal

Journal of the California's Rose Heritage
2005 Conference, First Edition

Heritage Rose Foundation

2005

Article by Daniel Russo, pages 129-137, entitled "Rambler Roses of America". Wonderful insight on the history of the often-overlooked rambler rose. Dan resides in Connecticut, and is a founding member of the Rhode IslandRose Society.

 

Book

Landscape with Roses

Cox, Jeff

2002

The Taunton Press, Newtown, CT

ISBN 1-56158-382-0

Book

Lost Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll

Gunn, Fenja

1991

Macmillan Publishing Company, New York

ISBN 0-02-541516-3

Book

Moments in the Garden

Martin, Tovah

1991

Photos and descriptions of America’s finest gardens with close-ups of their plants.  Locally includes Blithewold, Huntington and Longwood

 

Book

Old Roses

and English Roses

Austin, David

1992

What can we say?  Austin roses are a passion with some gardeners, and other gardeners

might not immediately warm to the experience of the Austin Rose.  But when David Austin

talks about his cultivars, as though they were favorite children, the reader gains perspective

and understanding about having the "perfect English rose" as a garden guest.

223 pps.

 

Book

Old-Fashioned Roses

McDonald, Elvin

1998

Smithmark Publishers
U.S. Media Holdings, Inc.New York, NY

ISBN 0-7651-9065-5

Book

Organic Gardening Basics: Roses

Rodale, Inc.

2000

OG Basics, Vol. 4

ISBN 0-87596-839-2

Book

The Organic Rose Garden

Druitt, Liz

1996

Taylor Publishing Company Dallas, Texas

ISBN 0-87833-906-X

Book

Ortho’s All About Pruning

Buscher, Fred and Susan McClure

1989

Pruning techniques for trees, shrubs, vines including roses, grapes,  fruit trees, evergreens, espaliers

 

Book

Ortho’s All About Roses

Cairns, Tommy

1999

Choosing appropriate roses for your type of garden. Growing and pruning.  Hardiness zones. Photos and ARS ratings in back.  96 pages.

 

Book

Ortho’s All About Roses

Wolf, Rex and James McNair.

1995

History of roses, using roses in the landscape, basic care of roses.  Encyclopedia of roses in back.  112 pages.

 

Book

Ortho’s All About Sprinklers and Drip Systems

Ortho

1998

Planning, installing and repairing sprinklers and irrigation systems.  Includes watering systems for containers.  96 pages.

 

Book

Ortho’s All About the Easiest Roses to Grow

Cairns, Dr. Tommy

2002

Describes 150 fuss-free roses.  How to have non stop color in landscape.  Alos describes companionplants.

 

Book

Principles of Gardening

Johnson, Hugh

1996.

 

 

Book

Redoute Roses

Anderson, Frank, J.    

1981

Mr. Anderson, Honorary Curator of Rose Books for the New York Botanical Gardens,

presents a small, but wonderful peek into the world of Joseph Pierre Redoute, the painter

of the famous roses of Malmaison. Lavishly illustrated, this little volume is a must-read

for lovers of old roses.  112 pps.

 

 

 

Book

The Rockwells' Complete Book of Roses

Rockwell, F.F.
Grayson, Esther

1966

Doubleday and Company; New York

ISBN 0-385-06341-5

Book

The Rose

Genders, Roy

1965

Exhaustively thorough book on rose growing including chapters on exhibition, propagation and history.  Fascinatingchapter on rose fragrance.  Many other interesting lists.  Good section on shrub roses.  623 pages.

 

Book

The Rose Bible

Reddell, Rayford, Clayton

1998

Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA

ISBN 0-8118-2159-5

Book

Rosa Gallica

Verrier, Suzanne   

1995

A concise, definitive work on gallica roses, grown in "green fashion".

Photographs that beg to be "sniffed" off the pages.    149 pps.

 

 

Book

Rose Companions

Scanniello, Stephen

2005

Are your roses ready to join the Lonely  Hearts' Club after the June Bloom? This is the book for you!  Plenty of ideas on what do do when your roses don't choose to cooperate with your garden plans.

ISBN 1- 5918-6122-5

Book

Roses

Crockett, James Underwood   

1975

This is a basic primer on the care and feeding of our favorite flower.  The really neat

part here is the section on the arrangement of roses--a definite "time warp" sensation!

Ilustrations by Allianora Rosse.

 

Book

Roses

Jekyll,Gertrude
Mawley, Edward

1983

The Ayer Company Salem, New Hampshire
Originally published in 1902 as Roses for
English Gardens.

ISBN 0-88143-0001-3

Book

Roses

Sunset editors

1990

Rose photos arranged by color.  Ideas for planting in problem sites.  Basic rose care.  96 pages.

 

Book

Roses  

The American Horticultural Society

1999

In paperback, and consisting of 72 pages, this book is labelled as a "practical guide",

through which the venerable American Horticultural Society gives advice to the beginning

gardener on the selection, cultivation, and general care of the rose.

 

 

Book

Roses

Time Life editors

1989

Culture of roses.  Includes budding, rooting and a monthly garden checklist of maintenance by zone.  Photo encyclopedia in back.  158 pages.

 

Video

Roses For Every Garden

Redell, Rayford Clayton 

1995

Rose culture presented by VHS format. 20 minutes

 

 

Book

 Roses for Small Gardens

Gibson, Michael

1990

 

ISBN 0-88192-186-6

Book

Roses:  How to Select, Grow and Enjoy

Ray, Richard  and MacCaskey, Michael

1981

Photos and descriptions of popular roses.  Basic growing instructions. 158 pages.

 

Book

Step by Step Guide to Growing and Displaying Roses

Mattock, John and Newdick, Jane and Sutherland, Neil

1993

Beautifully illustrated with step by step photos in a large format book.  First section includes specifics of pruning different classes of roses, budding, pollinating etc.  Second section  is on rose arranging, making wreaths, floral techniques. 124pages.

 

Book

The Ultimate Gardening Book

McGlynn, Carole  

  1999

Fine  publication for the gardener looking for ideas on adding to existing gardens, or planning

out new garden designs.  Color photos are grouped by plant types.   446 pps.

 

 

Book

The Ultimate Rose Book

McHoy, Peter 

1997

If you are looking for a way to use your roses creatively, this is the book for you!

Though it contains the usual basic information on the care and feeding of the rose, and a

rather decent historical perspective on the flower, the real strength of this book aims for

the rose arranger, and the artistically-minded gardener.  Plenty of projects with excellent

sets of instructions.  Nicely photographed, 256 pages.

 

Book

Visions of Roses

Beales, Peter

1996

Features 33 rose gardens.  Nice mixture of landscape type photos and close-ups

 

Book

Wildflowers on the Windowsill 

Hitchcock, Susan Tyler

1984.

 

 

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