Book List recommended by West Jersey Rose Society members. They are all available from Amazon as well as other book sellers.  If you find an error in the links or find that the book is out of print, send an email to

“Complete Guide to Roses” Ortho

“Better Homes & Gardens Rose Gardening” Better Homes & Gardens

“All About Roses (Ortho's All About Gardening)” Ortho (Feb 13, 2007)

“Complete Guide to Roses (Miracle Gro)” Miracle-Gro (Feb 5, 2008)

“Roses for Dummies” Lance Walheim & Editors of the National Gardening Association

“A Year of Roses” Stephen Scanniello (May 2, 2006)

“The Encyclopedia of Roses: An Organic Guide to Growing and Enjoying America's Favorite Flower” Judith C. McKeon

“Otherwise Normal People: Inside the Thorny World of Competitive Rose Gardening” Aurelia C. Scott

“In Search of Lost Roses” Thomas Christopher

“A Rose by Any Name: The Little-Known Lore and Deep-Rooted History of Rose Names” Douglas Brenner, Stephen Scanniello

“Growing Beautiful Roses, Your Guide to Creating An Easy Care Garden” Barbara Wilde,

“Roses Without Chemicals” by Peter E. Kukielski,

“The English Roses- Classic Favorites and New Selections” David Austin

“The Essential Flower Arranger” Pamela Westland,

“The Flower Arranging Expert” Dr. D. G. Hessayon,

“The Rose Doctor” Gary A. Ritchie, PhD,


Updated: October 2019


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