Reading Roses

Does this look like a climbing rose bush to you?  It looks like a support system for a clematis!  The roses are not in full bloom here in the Northeast, though Dublin Bay popped this morning, and the earliest in my garden, ‘Theresa Bugnet’ is making her debut again.  May is a tease before the full flush of rose bloom!  There are so many rose books on my shelves, but a favorite that I love to thumb through in anticipation is, “Roses A Celebration”  Why?  Because so many garden writers have their say on the subject of their favorite rose.  It is amazing that Wayne Winterrowd, the author,  was able to convince 39 eminent gardeners to write an essay on their favorite – who could choose?  Well, they did, and this book is a joy to anyone that thinks they couldn’t do the same!

To read more gardeners’  book reviews for the month, please go to Roses and Other Gardening Joys, one of my favorite blogs, to see the May 2012 Book Reviews!


About Jayne on Weed Street

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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2 Responses to Reading Roses

  1. Holleygarden says:

    I hadn’t heard of this book, but you know I really want to read it now! I can’t wait to find out which writer chooses which rose, and why! It must be almost impossible to just pick one rose!!! Your rose with the clematis blooming all over it is beautiful. I need to grow more clematis with my roses. And I bet it is stunning when the rose begins to bloom along with it. Thanks for joining in!


  2. Felicia says:

    I ordered it from the library. Sounds like a great read, thanks!


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