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Books

  • Jackson and Perkins Beautiful Roses Made Easy Southern Edition by Teri Dunn and Walter Reeves
  • Simply Roses by Karen Dardick
  • Landscaping with Antique Roses by Liz Druitt and G. Michael Shoup
  • Antique Roses for the South by William C. Welch
  • The American Garden Guides: Rose Gardening by Jim Browne
  • Taylor’s Guide to Roses, Houghton Mifflin Company
  • Ortho Books: All About Roses
  • Landscape Roses by Black and Decker
  • American Rose Society Encyclopedia of Roses by Charles Quest-Riston
  • Roses in the Southern Garden by Michael G. Shoup
  • American Rose Society Ultimate Rose, Editors, Beth Smiley and Ray Rogers

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