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Author Chapman, Ann, 1946- author.

Title Women in my rose garden : the history, romance and adventure of old roses / Ann Chapman ; with photographs by Paul Starosta.

Publication Info. Bath : Palazzo, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    635.9 CHA    Available
Description 175 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
still image rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Originally published: London: Hardie Grant, 2012.
Summary Many of our best-loved heritage roses are named after women and in this charming book, Ann Chapman explores the lives and stories behind the evocative names. We may be familiar with Mary Queen of Scots, Amy Robsart, and Jeanne d'Arc, but who were Adelaide d'Orléans, Nancy Steen, and Nur Mahal? Among the more than 30 women described here are serene queens, duchesses, and aristocrats, courageous heroines and pioneers, as well as the passionate gardeners who contributed much to the cultivation and preservation of the roses named for each one. Each biography is beautifully illustrated with a portrait of the woman and a sumptuous photograph of her rose by the acclaimed French naturalist photographer Paul Starosta. Women in my Rose Garden will make a perfect gift, not only for rosarians and gardeners, but for all those with a love of history, romance, and adventure.
Subject Old roses -- Nomenclature.
Women -- Biography.
Added Author Starosta, Paul, photographer.
ISBN 9780957148338 (hbk.)
095714833X (hbk.)

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