In Praise of Australian Tea Rose Book

jerome(z9 CA)March 6, 2010

I recently received a gift copy of the book on Tea roses that came out from Australia. It is simply fantastic. Every page is a delight visually and the text is informative and well-written: a goldmine of a book. I'd bought myself a copy when it first came out, but then gave it to a friend, and never really had a chance to look through it. Now that I've had it a few days, I am just amazed at how fine it is.

Jerome

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jerijen(Zone 10)

Probably one of the best things EVER for us warm-climate folks. We needed it for SO long, but the reward was worth the wait.

Jeri

    Bookmark   March 6, 2010 at 4:16PM
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sherryocala

Absolutely!!!

Sherry

    Bookmark   March 6, 2010 at 6:47PM
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jacqueline9CA

I too love that book - it was so amazing to read a book that didn't have an entire chapter devoted to "winter protection"! I most loved the story about how in Australia Comtesse de la Barthe (AKA Duchesse de Brabant) was changed locally into Countess Bertha!

I have one, and I have given away at least 4 to gardening friends of mine around here who don't grow roses because they are "too much work & too fussy".

Jackie

    Bookmark   March 6, 2010 at 6:55PM
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rosefolly

I love that book, too. In fact, I made arrangements with the librarian who purchases gardening books at a nearby library to donate a copy to their collection. I wanted it to be available to everyone.

Rosefolly

    Bookmark   March 7, 2010 at 12:40AM
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rosefolly

I just looked it up in their catalog and it is checked out right now :-)

    Bookmark   March 7, 2010 at 12:43AM
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jerijen(Zone 10)

Doesn't that make you feel good? :-)

Jeri

    Bookmark   March 7, 2010 at 2:16PM
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gardennatlanta(z7atlantaGA)

I assume you are all talking about Tea Roses: Old Roses for Warm Climates by Lynn Chapman, et al. If so, it's on my wish list. I've spent my budget already on plants for the spring, a new sprayer, new pruners etc. I'm going to have to wait on the book. Glad to hear it's worth waiting for.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2010 at 3:51PM
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luxrosa

I've wanted that book since the day it came out. sigh.

Lux.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2010 at 5:36PM
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jaxondel

It is indeed a wonderful book -- well written, beautifully illlustrated, very interesting, most informative . . .

But there are so many MORE Teas to learn about . . . I'm greedy enough to hope that there'll be (at the very least) a Vol. II!

    Bookmark   March 9, 2010 at 7:58PM
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