With an increasing number of amateur gardeners interested in the possibility of exhibiting, this should prove a useful book with a dual function. The basis of the thinking is the growing of roses the right way, before any thought of exhibiting enters the picture. The handling of this will be valuable to any grower with its down to earth information on selection of stock, handling prior to planting, choice of site, preparation of beds, planting, cultivating, and coping with pests and diseases. In selection, due balance is given to roses of value in any planting and those selected with exhibiting in mind. Then Mr. Allen, who is now possessor of countless awards, and grows some 450 varieties in his garden in Chillicothe, takes the aspirant step by step:- selection and condition of the bloom, transporting, displaying and so on. He discusses the points considered, and how to pre-judge your own specimens. His final chapters deal with various types of rose shows -- qualifications for entries -- requirements for judging, and so on.