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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

David Austin's Handbook of Roses 2009

This is the rose that I ordered last year. Rosa Complicata. I wanted a shrub rose with an old fashioned blossom. This is the rose they are featuring this year. Scepter'd Isle.




My favorite garden catalog arrived yesterday. It is the David Austin Handbook of Roses for 2009. It is the tenth collection for the USA. 107 pages to delight you. What a beautiful work of art. I don't have many roses in my yard, but if I were better at growing them...I would have a hard time deciding which to buy. The pictures are so beautiful...each page a different rose. Wonderful growing tips, ways of using roses in your landscape, pruning tips, rose food, etc. The catalog is printed on wonderful paper...you could almost frame the pictures. I ordered a rose from the catalog last year and was pleased with the way it arrived. It was in excellent condition and there were great directions for a novice. If you want to sit down with a cup of tea...during a snowstorm ... and dream of summer ...maybe you would like to order this free handbook of roses. Here is the address. http://www.davidaustinroses.com/american/Advanced.asp

Balisha

6 comments:

goooooood girl said...

your blog is very good......

Balisha said...

Thankyou goooooood girl!
Come back and visit again.

perennialgardener said...

Thanks for the link Balisha. I love David Austin Roses. Scepter'd Isle looks like a winner to me.

Balisha said...

Hi Racquel,
You have such success with roses...isn't that a beauty? :)

OhioMom said...

Balisha, my father grew roses .. he was very proud of his rose garden. Whenever I see a rose it brings back memories of the time he spent pampering them :)

Balisha said...

Hi Ohiomom,
I have heard of several men who have rose gardens. I think they take patience and a lot of TLC. Nice to have happy memories.