Chronicle Books is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new gardening series, A Passion for Roses. Featuring the horticultural expertise of master rosarian Ray Reddell, these irresistible little hardcovers feature page after page of showstopping roses. Insightful gardening handbooks that are a visual delight, they make fantastic gifts for everyone who loves roses.In All-America Roses, acclaimed rosarian Ray Reddell celebrates 40 award-winning roses cultivated in the US, profiling each gorgeous variety with notes on fragrance, vigor, flower form, and color. With all-American names like All That Jazz, Mister Lincoln, Singin' in the Rain, and Sheer Bliss, these all-America roses are sure to bring a little pizzazz to any garden. Illustrated with lush color photographs, this is a wonderful introduction to these national beauties.