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In Praise of Australian Tea Rose Book

Posted by jerome z9 CA (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 6, 10 at 16:05

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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RE: In Praise of Australian Tea Rose Book

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


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Absolutely!!!

Sherry


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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


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RE: In Praise of Australian Tea Rose Book

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


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RE: In Praise of Australian Tea Rose Book - P.S.

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


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

Jeri


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RE: In Praise of Australian Tea Rose Book

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.


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

Lux.


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RE: In Praise of Australian Tea Rose Book

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!


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