>Sunday Blooms


Good Sunday morning to you!
I spent a big part of the early morning pulling weeds and deadheading roses. I do believe that this has been the hottest summer known to man! The temp here has reached over 90 degrees every day since the first week of July and this weeks forecast offers no relief.
I always take my camera phone to the garden with me. Most of the photos on this blog are taken with my T-mobile MyTouch camera phone. It amazes me that an “afterthought” camera could take good pictures. I cut some roses this morning to bring in the house and I am always clicking a snapshot at what’s in bloom. Here a few pictures from today’s garden walk.
“Mary Rose”
David Austin English Rose

Such magnificent blooms this year.
My Momma would be proud of this rose planted in her memory.

“Double Delight”
I cut these two blooms to bring inside.
The coloring and fragrance is out of this world!

“Pink Rose” (Keepsake perhaps?)
This is a bloom from the rose bush that started my Chadwick Lane garden.
This pink bush was spindly and sickly when we moved here in 2005. I was able to nurse her back to health, but am still unsure of her proper name. No matter, with such beautiful blooms, she is a winner everywhere she goes!

“Dream Come True”
Last, but certainly not least is Dream Come True.
This rose is an attention getter and is full of blooms this week!

Quote for the week:
(from someone who is an introvert at heart, i can relate to the first part of this)

“The two hardest things to say in life are hello for the first time, and goodbye for the last”……

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 >Sunday Blooms

  1. Jim says:

    >despite the high heat and humidity, your foliage is flawless.


  2. Katarina says:

    >Hi and thanks for you kind comment! Your roses are fantastic! I especially like Double Delight – I've never come across that one before.


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