>New Roses Planted – Miniatures


Until now, I have never planted roses after dark. Last night was an exception. We decided to plant the two miniature roses I recently purchased at S & W Greenhouse in pots on our brick patio. David Clemons, miniature rose grower/hybridizer from up around Huntsville, AL exhibited some of his roses at the Birmingham Rose Show, and I was struck by their beauty. I decided to give the minis a try.

“Tiddly Winks”

2008 by Tom Carruth

Our lives have been so busy this summer, I have hardly had time to weed, fertilize, deadhead, spray and water my existing roses, so I was determined to get these planted last night, if even by moonlight. It was after dark when I arrived home, so I got my supplies and went to work by the light of a very silvery moon!

They were in bud when I bought them, and much to my surprise many had bloomed out this morning. I snapped a couple of pictures. I hope these are a good preview of great things to come.

1989 by Tom Carruth

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 >New Roses Planted – Miniatures

  1. Laura says:

    >Ha! I did that last night as well. I was planting Glads under the moon. It's just so hard to stop some days 😉


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