>Care and Feeding – Spray Day

>Sprayed all roses with Ortho. Seeing some blackspot due to rain and cooler temps. Also seeing some magnificent blooms!!!!

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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2 Responses to >Care and Feeding – Spray Day

  1. >Chris, Do you show these roses? Are they all modern HT's? How many do you have?


  2. >I have about 25 rose bushes. I exhibited for the first time last May. Got a 2nd place ribbon in the Modern Shurb category. I mainly have HT's, one or two floribunda and grandifloras. I also have 2 English Roses by David Austin. "Golden Celebration".I love the fragrance of old garden roses, I am always on the "hunt" for another rose……


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