Austin’s 2015 Handbook of Roses,

Daydreamer’s Delight, Free Upon Request
by David Austin Roses
December 28, 2014

For gardeners, David Austin Roses’ annual Handbook of Roses is a gift of spring dreaming. Now available, free upon request, the colorful new 2015 handbook features 112 pages of English Roses with variety descriptions and gardening advice from famed English Rose hybridizer David C.H. Austin himself.

While many garden catalogs today have gotten thinner and more spartan, or disappeared altogether, the Austin handbook remains robust and scrumptious, with the look and feel of a coffee table book. “It’s definitely a labor of love for us,” says Michael Marriott, senior rosarian of the nursery business and show garden in Shropshire, England. “People tell us they spend hours daydreaming over each issue – we’re surprised how many admit it’s their preferred bedtime reading this time of year.”

As lovely as the handbook is, it also represents the largest selection of English Roses available for sale to U.S. and Canadian gardeners. In 2015, David Austin offers 132 English Roses specially selected for North American gardening conditions, all available for spring delivery as bare-root stock. These are exceptionally beautiful roses that produce masses of fragrant flowers all season long, with the advanced vigor and health that are a hallmark of the Austin breeding program. Austin's English Roses are prized worldwide for combining the charm, exquisite flower forms and heady perfumes of antique roses with the broader color range and repeat-flowering of modern roses.

In addition to English Roses, the firm offers a handpicked collection of Mr. Austin’s favorites among Old Roses, modern shrub roses, rambler roses and climbers. All roses sold in the U.S. and Canada are grown in the U.S. and shipped from David Austin’s facility in Tyler, Texas.

New varieties and popular choices sell out quickly, thus rose lovers are encouraged to order early. David Austin Roses accepts orders year round. Roses are shipped January through May, delivered when it’s the right time to plant in the recipient’s area. Bare root roses are live plants that are shipped dormant without soil. David Austin roses are packed in special material that keeps the roots moist and healthy and ready for planting.

To receive the 2015 handbook by mail, visit, email, call 800-328-8893, or write to David Austin Roses Ltd, 15059 State Highway 64 West, Tyler, Texas 75704.

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