>Veteran’s Honor – First Bloom 2009

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This is the first bloom from our Veteran’s Honor bush. This is as close to perfection as a rose gets as far as looks go. It has no fragrance, but has such a beautiful form and bloom that I could not resist planting one. Every year at the Rose Show, Veteran’s Honor always has a high ranking place on the winners table. I hope I will still have a few blooms left for the upcoming show, Mother’s Day weekend.
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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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2 Responses to >Veteran’s Honor – First Bloom 2009

  1. Davy Barr says:

    >It’s taking all my will power to keep from planting a Veteran’s Honor right now. I’ve wanted one for a while, but I’m trying to keep from planting any more hybrid teas because of all the spraying required. You’re not making this easy!

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  2. >I will tell you that this is on of the few roses that need very little spray, and always produces very nice blooms. Shoot me a pic if you decide to plant one!!1

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