While modern rose culture is achieving beauty of form and color, great uniformity and sophistication, the florist's rose...

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OLD GARDEN ROSES

While modern rose culture is achieving beauty of form and color, great uniformity and sophistication, the florist's rose lacks much of the charm and all the fragrance of the old-fashioned rose. Starting with the rose in art and history, the author braces its use, significance and growth from the carllost times to the early nineteenth century. Exquisitely illustrated there will be many customers for this book besides active gardeners. There is the strong sentimental appeal; there is the artistic appeal. Rose lovers find the appeal of the exquisitely wild and fragrant old type irresistible. In the great range of color, texture, and bouquet they are unbelievably lovely in any garden; the informal garden in incomplete without them. This is an expensive book that is worth every ponny put in it, for your customers will derive infinite pleasure from reading it and joy from its plants and blooms. Don't apologize for the price, nor fall to suggest the book. It is rarely beautiful and all collectors of garden books will want it for their shelves and for gifts to garden-minded hostesses and relatives.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1937