Second edition of a practical guide first published in 1992 providing information about selecting, planting and caring for roses. Also discusses classification and history, pests and diseases, and new varieties. Provides descriptions of popular varieties, including ramblers, climbers, miniatures and cottage roses. Indexed. Generously illustrated with 140 photographs taken by the well known natural history writer and photographer. The author was an experienced horticulturalist, former president of the Australian Nursery Industry Association and foundation chairperson of Greening Australia.Swane, Valerie is the author of 'Growing Roses', published 1995 under ISBN 9780864176332 and ISBN 0864176333.