>Final Blooms for 2008

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Our “Dream Come True” continues to WOW us with wonderful blooms. With each bloom cycle, this rose is fast becoming a family favorite in the garden. The blooms last 10 days or more and the colors are wonderful.

“Mr. Lincoln” is also a late blooming winner with us. The fragance of this rose has helped me acheive one of the goals for this garden: To be able to sit on my screened porch in the morning and smell the roses!

We have had a very mild autumn in Alabama this year and our roses are entering their dormant phase. They have provided me with great joy this year and I am already looking forward to next year.

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About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at About.com and on his popular website; RedneckRosarian.com, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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