>Halloween Blooms


Here it is, All Hallows Eve and we still have roses. Mild temps and a lot of rain have kept the roses growing this year. We are still seeing a few nice blooms. Most become water logged before ever blooming and look more like a small cabbage. Here are a few from the garden this morning.

Gold Medal

Pink Unidentified Rose



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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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3 Responses to >Halloween Blooms

  1. >Would love to know the spraying tips.


  2. >While the roses are dormant, I sprayed heavily with lime sulphur. I also spray on the ground surrounding each bush. I then spray weekly with Ortho. This does'nt completly eliminate fungus/blackspot, but it helps… I do not spray insecticide unless absolutely necessary. I only had to spray once this year for insects…


  3. Flowers says:

    >You have posted awesome picture of roses that is appreciated. keep it up the good work. Cheers 🙂


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