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!