"Belinda's Dream", "Katy Road Pink" and "Georgetown Tea." The names alone evoke images of glorious cottage gardens and arching trellises laden with perfumed blossoms. Offering gardeners hardiness and ease of care, some roses have even lived for decades untended. All provide their admirers with years of pleasure and enticing fragrances. In this revised edition, rose expert Bill Welch updates the latest information and top sources for antique roses. The improved Antique Roses for the South is filled with gorgeous images and offers chapters on care and propagation, landscaping and arranging, and rose crafts. The comprehensive dictionary lists more than 100 of these magnificent flowers, complete with helpful descriptions.
William C. Welch serves as Extension Landscape Specialist in the Department of Horticulture Sciences at Texas A&M. For nearly thirty years, Bill has served on the board of Texas Garden Clubs, Inc., as Landscape Design Chairman. He is a past president and current board member of the Southern Garden History Society, and Member-at-large of the Garden Club of America. He is the author of Perennial Garden Color, and co-author of The Southern Heirloom Garden and The Bountiful Flower Garden. He resides in College Station, Texas.