Roses for Dummies, 2nd Edition

Now out of print, I was the Technical Reviewer on this edition, published January 24, 2000.

From the Author's Acknowledgements:

"And to Bob Martin, the technical reviewer, humble accolades for double-checking everything in here and alerting us to errors and omissions."

Some customer reviews from

5.0 out of 5 stars This book's definitely a keeper for rose growers

By A Customer

"I have almost 40 rose books in my collection and I've read them all cover to cover, some many times. I didn't expect what I got from this book - new information that that wasn't included in weighty books for serious rose growers. This book demystifies the culture of roses, gives good advice in an easily read style. Its a great read and a painless way to learn enough to go right into rose growing - whether its just a couple of roses or major rose beds!"

5.0 out of 5 stars Great. Clear, informative and useful.

By A Customer

"Obviously written by an expert, this book lets you zero in on exactly the information you want, or read page-by-page for a constantly interesting flow of information. A great section of tables help you narrow down your selection to fit your region and and amount of effort you feel like putting in. Makes you feel that you, too, can grow your own beautiful rose bushes!"

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