Book ID: 91188
Theatrum Rosarum. Le rose antiche e moderne. 2006. 800 col. illustr. 336 p. gr8vo. Hardcover in slipcase. In Italian. With DVD containing over 4.500 additional colour illustrations.
A stunning catalogue of old and modern roses in the famous CarlaFineschi private rose garden at Cavriglia, Italy. The entries containall the details necessary for identification, based on field data concerning more than 500 old and 5.000 modern roses. This work also contains the most up-to-date techniques used in the conservation of thebiodiversity of the genus Rosa, made up of a hundred or so species, numerous interspecific hybrids and a multitude of cultivars. It talks ofthe various types of cultivation, possible juxtapositions with other plants, culture techniques, pruning, diseases and the best tested methods of combating them. It goes on to list nurseries, to reveal thesecret of specialist hybrid growers, and to sketch the literary and artistic history of roses, all illustrated with thousands of beautifulimages.