>Julia Child – Raised Bed Update

>The raised bed I built earlier this year is yielding some positive results. As you might recall, I planted two Julia Child (yellow) Floribunda’s and two Moondance (white) Floribunda’s and about 30 daffodil bulbs. The roses should bloom from April til Nov. and the Daffodils will bloom in early spring Giving us about 8 months of color.

This is a side view of the raised bed. The dimensions are 3′ x 6′.
Now that this bed is established, I think it’s time to start on the next one.

This is the very first bloom of the Julia Child. It’s bloom is what I would call “ruffled”, and does not have a traditional rose center. This rose has little or no fragrance, but does have a lot of thorns. Everyone I know who grows this rose says she is a constant bloomer.

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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 >Julia Child – Raised Bed Update

  1. Kit says:

    >Absolutely beautiful – and lovely beds as well./kitjer


  2. Susie says:

    >Your raised bed looks great but that Julia Child rose is a beauty!


  3. >She is absolutely beautiful!


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