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The Little Book of Roses

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The rose is the world's favorite flower: its beauty and scent make it the acknowledged queen of the garden. Roses have been used for thousands of years as perfume, as decoration, and even in the cuisine of many countries. The power and appeal of the rose can be seen in art, history, and in horticulture.

The Little Book of Roses opens the door to the magical world of the rose from the flower's symbolic roles in legend to the secrets of today's top rose breeders (an industry itself worth millions of dollars).

Besides fascinating rose facts, this Little Book is also sprinkled throughout with interesting rose trivia. For example, one fluid ounce of the world's most expensive perfume requires as many as 28 dozen roses! The Little Book of Roses offers a pleasing bouquet of rich illustrations, useful information, and interesting details affectionately dedicated to this voluptuous blossom.

Flammarion presents its series of informative, richly illustrated guides, covering lifestyle and cultural topics. Find out everything you want to know about your favorite subject in one handy volume.

  • Unique thematic treatment with extensive use of key words and cross-referencing
  • Over 70 alphabetically organized bite-sized entries in every title
  • Attractive slimline format
  • 100 color illustrations
  • Summaries of key facts and dates in easy-reference tables
  • Exclusive buyer's guide or list of useful addresses to find out more

'Around since Roman times when it was known as the flower of the gods, the rose has held its head high in the popularity stakes ever after. Used decoratively in the garden, medicinally or just as a cut flower and the most symbolic of all love tokens, it is regularly voted the number one favourite flower across Europe. This captivating guide to the rose offers a horticultural perspective on its development through the ages, detailed botanical information, cultivation details and those often worrying aspects of their care - pruning and pest and disease control. Climbing, rambling, floribundas and hybrid teas are all given an overview together with advice on their care and placement in the garden. Written by three rose experts, this colourful, compact guide contains a wealth of information for specialist and amateur alike. From their discovery, history, breeding, and cultivation, the work contains an endless number of anecdotes, facts and sound botanical information to give an expert and informed overview of the rose. Liberally illustrated with photographs, botanical paintings and old prints, it is a visual feast as well as a concise reference guide, making it a most useful addition to a rose-lover's book collection.' - Lucy Watson

The birth of the rose - the rose's roots; the ever-evolving rose; breeding roses. Growing roses - ornamental...and more; seeds and stock; gardening know-how. Philosophy and the garden - gardens of Eden; a passion for collection and creation; the art of the rose. More than just a flower - the mystique of roses; love in all its forms; life and death.

ISBN: 9782080106759
ISBN-10: 2080106759
Series: Little book
Audience: General
Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 13th March 2002
Country of Publication: FR
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 12.1  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1