>Murdaugh Rose Garden – Revisited


Our good friends Audrey and Bob Murdaugh of Pelham, Al have a small rose garden at the side of their house. Last year they enlisted my help to revive several of their roses that were no longer producing. We dug and mulched and fertilized and watered and sprayed to no avail.

After much deliberation, the decision was made to shovel prune the majority of the roses in this bed, relocate the climber to the back of the garden spot and plant some new roses.

As luck would have it, I found 4 Iceberg roses: 2 white and 2 burgundy, a pink knockout and two Martha Gonzales shrubs…

These are now nicely planted and are settling into their new home. Can’t wait to see the pretty blooms on these roses!

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 >Murdaugh Rose Garden – Revisited

  1. >Oh, how I wish you lived close to my house! Your friends are fortunate to have the benefit of your expertise.


  2. Audrey says:

    >Chris, That looks great!


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