>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 RedneckRosarian

For Chris VanCleave aka "The Redneck Rosarian", growing roses has become a passion. An American Rose Society Accredited Consulting Rosarian, Chris is an active member of the Birmingham Rose Society and most recently served two terms as President. He is a member of the American Rose Society serving on the Marketing and Membership committees. His writing appears at About.com, on his popular blog, RedneckRosarian.com where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. Creator and host of Rose Chat Radio, the only broadcast dedicated to growing roses, Chris is a tireless advocate of our national floral emblem; the rose. He and his wife tend a rose garden of over 150 roses just south of Birmingham, Alabama.
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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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