>Instant Bouquet – "Moondance" Floribunda

>This morning during my daily garden walk, I found the most perfect spray of “Moondance” roses. I say perfect, because it exhibits all the qualities that I like in a bouquet of roses. Great green foliage, beautiful blooms at all stages: bud, exhibition stage and fully open. Just cut and plunge into a vase and, voila; instant bouquet!

Moondance Floribunda Spray
Side View

Fully Open Bloom

Exhibition Stage

Instant Bouquet!

This is our first year growing floribunda roses. Moondance has proven to be a winner in our garden. I have not sprayed this rose as much as the hybrid teas, and it has excellent disease resistance. I have however, had an issue with mites and aphids attacking these pristine blooms, but a little insecticide (used sparingly) cleared it up to an acceptable level.

Happy Friday!


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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3 Responses to >Instant Bouquet – "Moondance" Floribunda

  1. mandy says:

    >Once again more beautiful roses!


  2. Laura says:

    >Love the Exhibition Stage photo! Great light on a beautiful rose!


  3. >I just love white roses, and yours are beautiful! 🙂


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