Growing Roses Organically "Finally, a comprehensive rose book that takes the intimidation out of growing roses naturally. This book is a must-- not only for rosarians, but for gardeners everywhere."--G. Michael Shoup, president and owner, The Antique Rose Emporium "Barbara Wilde has compiled a complete approach for growing roses the way we need to, in the real world. This is information that all of us have been wanting-- not just the best organic methods, but also the most worthwhile and productive varieties. She tells us the species that can take care of themselves, the best ancient cultivars, and the very latest in breeding trends."--Rev. Douglas T. Seidel, consultant for the rose collection at the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants "I hope gardeners will take advantage of Barbara Wilde's thorough knowledge and experience in growing roses by using this book. Her sensible advice made me realize organic growing practices are at the heart of all the best gardens, not just those meant for food crops. I was particularly intrigued by her emphasis on the importance of the proper selection of roses and her knowledge of many European hybrids. And with all the work that modern hybridizers have done to increase hardiness and disease resistance in roses, it's well worth the effort to get these roses into our gardens. Wilde doesn't try to tell us there is no work involved with growing good roses but does tell us where to put our energies for a sustainable payback for our efforts."--Saxon Holt, photo director, PhotoBotanic.com, and an award-winning photographer with six books on roses currently in printWilde, Barbara is the author of 'Growing Roses Organically Your Guide to Creating an Easy-Care Garden Full of Fragrance and Beauty' with ISBN 9780875968803 and ISBN 0875968805.