>Cure for the winter blahhhhs.


There is nothing like a stack of seed catalogs to bring a person out of the winter blahhh’s. Boy, have I had them lately. Way too much cold and wet weather has put this Alabama rose gardener on the brink…..

Not to fear, I began sorting through all the wonderful books full of seeds and seedlings, and my mind begins to race with excitement…… I must expand my Zinnia cutting garden this summer. I need to get started on two raised beds for new roses that I know I will buy by the end of February. You see… I’m better already.
We also have a rose society meeting this Monday. Steve Hanna from Hannas Garden Shop will be there. They offer the largest selection of roses in our area.

Hope everyone is having a great January!

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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4 Responses to >Cure for the winter blahhhhs.

  1. >I'm still gathering momentum to do a dormant spray and prune. (yawn) Perhaps after the tennis tournament.lolJim


  2. Rosey Pollen says:

    >I am in total agreement. I just pour over those catalogs like candy.


  3. >I do my seed shopping on line, but must admit that pouring over the seed catalogs before sitting at the computer is the best part!


  4. Jim Groble says:

    >Your pictures are always great. Pat and I are attempting our first rose this year. Garden books, seed catalogues, and nusery web sites are like jelly beans. Once you start… I try to pick your posts on blotanical but get an error reading. jim


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