>Eskew Pink

> I guess this is “Celebrate Rosarians Week”. On Sunday I featured the work of Dean Hodge and today I am posting a picture of a rose given to my wife by another great rosarian, Bob Eskew. He presented this rose to Tina in May during the Birmingham Rose Show. We planted it at then end of our privacy fence at the driveway. As you can see, it has done quite well. This is actually the second flush of blooms since may. Since we did not know the horticultural name, we call it “Eskew Pink”. I have always thought their should be a rose named after him anyway. Now there is, at least in my garden.

Bob, and his wife Martha have been growing roses since time began (actually, since the 1960’s) and enjoy a beautiful garden in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. Bob is a Master Rosarian and speaks to garden clubs and anyone who will listen about the beauty and cultivation of the rose. He is a past president of the Birmingham Rose Society and has probably served in every other capacity as well. I have learned much from him and Martha. About roses, and life……

Thanks Bob and Martha, we are enjoying our Eskew Pink………


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 >Eskew Pink

  1. >Now that is a beautiful pink rose. I love the bright pink neon color and the bloom shape. Just lovely!


  2. >what a beautiful shade of pink.


  3. DrillerAA09 says:

    >Outstanding capture. The drops of water are just the right touch. Have a wonderful wordless Wednesday.


  4. Dawn says:

    >That is oh-so-beautiful a pink! I despise red roses, so it is lovely to see a different shade; especially one with drops of water. 🙂 Stunning. Thank you for sharing your photo, and Happy WW!


  5. stan says:

    >that is a great shade of pink!


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