A Gardener's Guide to Growing Roses
Uncover the secrets to the garden roses of your dreams with expert guidance from Paul Zimmerman, the owner of Paul Zimmerman Roses and exclusive rose consultant to the Biltmore Estate. First, find out how to shop for healthy roses at your local garden center and learn how to prepare your soil. Then, get tips for planting a variety of garden roses, discover which fertilizer is best and build a unique watering program for your plants. Next, get insider advice on pruning and grooming your roses, from selecting the proper tools to grooming your garden throughout the active growing season. Paul will share simple, effective ways to treat common diseases while still allowing your roses to develop an inner immune system. Plus, find out how to prepare your plants for dormant season and get a head start on planning next season's garden!
Paul Zimmerman is the owner of Paul Zimmerman Roses, a company dedicated to the budding rose grower in all of us. He is also co-founder of the Tinseltown Rose Society and serves as the exclusive rose consultant to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. His articles appear frequently in industry publications, including Fine Gardening, Organic Gardening and American Nurseryman, and he is also the author of the book "Everyday Roses."
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Meet author and professional rosarian Paul Zimmerman and get a sneak peek at the simple techniques you'll learn to create -- and maintain -- a gorgeous, healthy rose garden!
Deepen your understanding of garden roses with Paul's valuable insights into these hardy and attractive plants. Then get tips on narrowing down your search to find the right type of rose for your garden. You'll also gain trusty advice on shopping for healthy plants at your local garden center.
Start caring for your rose bushes before they're even planted! Paul shows you how with his simple techniques for creating nutrient-rich soil in any type of garden bed. Plus, learn the secret to maintaining the health of your flower beds from year to year.
Once you've found the right plants and prepared your flower beds, it's time to get your roses in the ground. Paul demystifies the process, offering expert advice on when and how to plant them. In addition, you'll get step-by-step instruction on successfully planting container roses and a bare-root rose.
Discover the best ways to nurture your rose bushes for a thriving garden. Learn the difference between chemical and organic fertilizers -- and find out which fertilizers you really need. Then, create an effective feeding and watering program using Paul's tips and tricks.
Master your pruning techniques with Paul's guidance! Learn how to do everything from selecting the right tools for the job to removing dead wood and small twigs to rejuvenate new growth. Plus, see Paul's simple method of grooming a garden rose throughout the growing season.
Keep your roses healthy and looking their best using Paul's "less-is-more" philosophy. Learn simple, effective ways to treat common diseases, while allowing your roses to develop their own inner immune system. Then, find out how to build a host environment to effectively manage pests and insects.
Whether you live in a colder climate or a tropical one, discover the best ways to prepare your plants for the dormant season. In addition, get a head start on the next year with Paul's tried-and-true planning tips!