>Blooming Friday


A few blooms from my garden:
Golden Celebration – David Austin Roses
Zinna from seed
I planted yellow and purple this year.

Zinna from seed

Dream Come True

Dream Come True
One of my favorite roses

Social Climber
From the small pink rose bed I planted in the Spring.
These are the 1st pictures of the new rose in my garden.
Pretty, no fragrance, and its climbing attributes yet to be realized.

Social Climber
Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!


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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5 Responses to >Blooming Friday

  1. Laura says:

    >Beautiful Dream come true! I love the shading!


  2. Jennifer says:

    >Love golden celebration. I have David Austin's Heritage that never disappoints! Love them all. Haven't met any roses I didn't like though!


  3. >Now that Golden Celebration is a beautiful rose. Is it good in zone 5?


  4. Rosey says:

    >They are all so pretty. I love Zinnias, but I haven't seen my seeds even surface yet!


  5. >Jennifer,I have heard excellent things about Heritage. I have it on my list to buy. I could fill my garden with nothing but English roses and be happy as a clam, it think. Lona,I think that Golden Celebration would do very well in zone 5. They seems to do better in a little cooler climate than mine (7b).Rosey,My zinna's have been very slow this year also. Not sure why….


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