The Art of Gardening with Roses

Graham Stuart Thomas


The Art of Gardening with Roses

The Art of Gardening with Roses

  • Title: The Art of Gardening with Roses
  • Author: Graham Stuart Thomas
  • ISBN: 9780805015331
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Hardcover



Graham Stuart Thomas stands alone as the world s pre eminent rose gardener In this unique presentation he focuses on the uses of a variety of garden plants flowering and nonflowering with which to create enduring garden designs that rescue roses from the stiff formality of most ornamental gardens Here, Mr Thomas employs the lessons of the magnificent garden at MottisfGraham Stuart Thomas stands alone as the world s pre eminent rose gardener In this unique presentation he focuses on the uses of a variety of garden plants flowering and nonflowering with which to create enduring garden designs that rescue roses from the stiff formality of most ornamental gardens Here, Mr Thomas employs the lessons of the magnificent garden at Mottisfont Abbey, first created by him in 1972 and extended in the 1980s, to demonstrate thrilling design choices and methods of lengthening the flowering seasons open to any alert gardener As Henry Mitchell, the Washington Post s distinguished horticulturist, puts it It was Thomas who launched the revival of interest in roses long out of commerceHe found many of the unheard of nineteenth century roses at Bobbink and Atkins Nursery in New Jersey and the old Lester and Tillotson Nursery in California The authority of Graham Stuart Thomas is by no means limited to roses He writes authoritatively on perennials, garden design, the grouping of plants, on groundcovers and much elseFew gardeners are so catholic or such connoisseurs The present book is a glorious display in words and color illustrations of Mr Thomas s gardens, providing an education for the reader in the design of his own garden Photographs show roses close up and in garden settings with complementary plants that extend the flowering season of the gardens into the late fall The author explores the origins of the roses selected and explains how he has employed their particular qualities in his designs He includes a checklist to assist gardeners who wish to re create these sumptuous plant combinations.


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This book is one of my gardening bibles, even though I'm in a very different climate.


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