am 24. März 2000
I found this book to be a decent basic primer on the differnet types of roses, such as hybrid tea, floribunda,etc. After that, however, the book was of limited use. Most of the information is based on the assumption that the reader lives in England. The climate maps, planting schedules,etc only guide the gardener growing roses in England, and because I live in California the book did not help me make decisions about what types to buy and when to plant, prune, etc. So, if you live outside of England, search for a book that will provide better information on growing roses in your geographic area.
am 26. Oktober 1998
The New Rose Expert divides roses by hybrid tea, floribunda, patio, miniature, ground cover, climber & rambler and shrub with small labels at the bottom of each category for quick location and each rose is presented with beautiful photo, general description, and the specifics: blooms, foiliage, health, and awards for efficient comparisons. In depth coverage of planting, care and propagation with pointers for the novus are included. I especially liked the guides to selection of roses depending on the fragrance, color and proposed use (ground cover, climber, etc). An excellent primer!