The Color of Roses: A Curated Spectrum of 300 Blooms (Hardcover)
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“The roses are glorious! The story of the rose farm, incredible. The photographs by Victoria Pearson, utterly extraordinary.”—MARTHA STEWART
A unique photographic collection of 300 stunning roses that spans the full spectrum of the flower’s shades and hues, creating a breathtaking rainbow that will amaze flower lovers of all kinds.
Few flowers come in as many colors as the beloved rose. Curated by award-winning rosarian Danielle Dall’Armi Hahn, who personally owns more than 40,000 roses, the flowers in The Color of Roses were selected not only for their glorious and subtle color combinations but also for optimal availability, repeat blooming, disease resistance, improved vase life, and fragrance.
Organized by color, these 300 full-page photos take you on a journey through all the marvelous shades of white, yellow, pink, peach, purple, orange, red, caramel, and even green blossoms—not to mention striped and bicolor. This modern compilation of the world’s 300 most beautiful roses includes the essential statistics for each one, including name, plant type and size, breeder, and more to help gardeners, rose lovers, and floral designers discover their new favorite.
Roses have been treasured for centuries. They bloom from spring until frost, in virtually all but the most frigid zones and in a great range of varieties to suit every taste. The Color of Roses is the ultimate guide for selecting the perfect color rose for your garden, special event, or floral arrangement.
About the Author
Danielle Dall'Armi Hahn is the owner of Rose Story Farm in Carpinteria, California, which has over 40,000 rose bushes. She is an active member of the American Rose Society, has received the Great Rosarians of the World Award, and has been featured in Sunset, Martha Stewart Living, the Wall Street Journal, Better Homes & Gardens, Oprah Daily, Veranda, Wine Country Living, Victoria magazine, and on the Today show.
Victoria Pearson is a West Coast-based photographer. Her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Martha Stewart Living, Veranda, House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens, and the book Citrus: Sweet and Savory Sun Kissed Recipes. Victoria enjoys gardening and grows fruit trees, vegetables, herbs, and, of course, roses.
“The roses are glorious! The story of the rose farm, incredible. The photographs by Victoria Pearson, utterly extraordinary. I have been collecting, planting, and growing roses for many, many years and I am encouraged by this intelligent, instructive, and enlightening story to start an entirely new rose garden. You will be as inspired as I am to collect as many of the three hundred different, delightful roses described by Danielle Dall’Armi Hahn for your own personal garden. Happy gardening!”—Martha Stewart
“What I love about Danielle is that she so generously shares her expert knowledge with others—her love of roses is absolutely contagious. This extensive book is brimming with beautiful rose portraits in every possible shade so readers can identify the perfect varieties for their garden. The Color of Roses is a true celebration of this beloved cut flower.”—Erin Benzakein, author of Floret Farm’s A Year in Flowers and Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden
“Danielle is the ultimate rose whisperer. The Color of Roses is an exquisite must-read, must-have for anyone who is drawn to the sublime world of roses.”—Julia Louis Dreyfus, actress/producer, environmental activist, rose lover
“When you love roses as much as I do, it can be overwhelming to select which varieties to grow. This book, as beautiful as it is, is also a true planting companion, revealing in exquisite detail not only the roses’ vast range of colors but also the forms, scents, and growth habits of these cherished plants.”—Stephen Orr, editor in chief of Better Homes and Gardens
“The Color of Roses is the book that every rose lover has been searching for. Danielle pairs stunning images of her favorite specimens with all the information we rose aficionados need to create our own personal rose story.”—Brooke Giannetti, founder of Giannetti Home and creator of Velvet & Linen