The Women Behind the Roses: An Introduction to Alister Clark's Women Rose-namesakes 1915-1952

Author(s): Tilley Govanstone


Alister Clark, Australia's most prodigious rosarian, bred roses to establish new, improved, hardier varieties that would flourish in the Australian climate, and grow better in Australian soils. He aimed to produce roses that would extend their flowering beyond a season: ideally to bear blossoms all year round. This book is a celebration of the 65 women to whom Alister Clark chose to dedicate Glenara Seedling roses. There is a story behind each rose. The authors are noted for their detective work in finding 'lost' Alister Clark roses. With the thread of Clark's forty-year rose-breeding program linking the women together, the book presents biographical sketches of each woman rose namesake, and provides contemporary rose-grower's notes on each woman's rose.


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General Fields

  • : 9781877058936
  • : Rosenberg Publishing
  • : Rosenberg Publishing
  • : March 2010
  • : 240mm X 180mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tilley Govanstone
  • : Hardback
  • : 310
  • : 288
  • : 70 colour plates & 30 b/w photos