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Robert B. Martin Jr. has been growing roses for more than 40 years. He and his wife Dona live in Escondido, California, where they have a rose garden of more than 400 roses of all types. He is an ARS Master Rosarian, an Accredited Horticultural Judge and an Accredited Arrangements Judge.
Bob has been an Editor of Horizon Roses for 19 years and the National Editor for eight years. He is also the Editor of Rose Exhibitors' Forum, a quarterly publication of the American Rose Society; as well as the author of the book Showing Good Roses. Bob maintains a website covering U.S. rose shows at www.RoseShow,com. He was honored for his lifetime contribution to rose education as a 2009 recipient of the ARS Klima Medal.
Bob is an active rose exhibitor at all levels and the 2007 recipient of the ARS Guy Blake Hedrick Jr. Award for lifetime achievement in rose exhibiting. He is also a hybridizer with nine registered varieties, including the show roses 'Butter Cream', 'Peter Cottontail', 'Pasadena Star', 'Peachy Cheeks' and 'Dona Martin'. He also serves as the western regional director of the Rose Hybridizers Association.
on Jan. 31, 2012 :
Horizon Roses- edited by Robert Martin-2011 edition of Horizon roses, as all of these annually published editions is a superb compilation of newly introduced exhibition roses. Frequently, there is information on where one might be able to buy a rose listed in this book. Hundreds of experienced and new exhibitors try out these roses in their own garden, before reporting on how well the bushes grow and perform in all parts of the country. They comment on disease resistance, flowering habits and form and color. Although primarily written to help exhibitors select which new roses to plant, one need not be an exhibitor to make good use of this book. If you are considering planting a rose garden or adding more roses to your existing garden, why not plant the roses planted by America's best rose growers and exhibitors! Highly recommended. *****
(reviewed within a month of purchase)