The most cherished flower in the garden is the beautiful, aromatic and dazzling rose. "Growing Roses" is a five part series for the very serious gardener dedicated to creating the perfect rose. This series will explore all aspects of planting, maintaining and nourishing these beautiful flowers. Because any gardener knows that "a rose by any other name is still really difficult to grow." It's time to stop and smell the roses. Everyone's favorite flower, the rose, is available in hundreds of colors, sizes and fragrances. Gardening and landscaping authority Maureen Gilmer offers step-by-step information on selecting the types of roses best suited for your climate; details on when, where and how to plant roses; pruning tips; soil and fertilizer choices; ideas for rose gardens; and ways to control pests and plant diseases. Everything's coming up roses with DIY "Growing Roses"!