>Almost Wordless Wednesday – Raised Bed #2


Raised Bed # 1 – March 2010

This bed is now planted with 4 floribunda’s:
2 – Julia Child (pictured. May 2010)

2 – Moondance

Raised Bed # 2 – completed October 2010
This is the second of my 3 bed project.
This bed has been planted with the following new roses:
2 – Marilyn Wellan, Hybrid Tea
1 – Hot Princess, Hybrid Tea
1 – Louise Estes, Hybrid Tea
1 – L.D. Braithwaite – David Austin
The hybrid tea roses planted in this bed are exhibition roses.
I purchased them from K and M Roses, Buckatuna MS.
At ever rose show I have seen, at least one of the top 3 roses at the show was one of these varieties. I will call this my exhibition bed. They are grafted on fortuniana rootstock, which is supposed to be better in our climate. These are the first roses I have owned on this rootstock and I am anxious to see how they will do this winter.
I have one more bed to construct and hope to have it filled by the end of the month.
Have not decided what roses I will place in that bed.
My neighbor stopped by today and said “you have really transformed your backyard into a rose garden.” It was the nicest compliment I have heard in a long time…..

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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12 Responses to >Almost Wordless Wednesday – Raised Bed #2

  1. >The raised beds should be easier to take care of — Water, spray, and pull weeds. That may be a way to put roses back in my garden.


  2. Jim says:

    >don't the Austins have hp lineage? I've heard some can get lanky like their heritage.Although, the only Austin I've ever grown did not, and that was "Heritage".


  3. >That's what we use for our summer garden. So far, it's kept the bunnies out!


  4. Commonweeder says:

    >I grow hardy roses here in Massachusetts – and our big garden event is the Annual Rose Viewing at the end of June.


  5. Jingle says:

    >Those look fantastic! I love how they really stand out!


  6. gaynycdad says:

    >GReat before and after shots!


  7. jenskie says:

    >Oh i love those flowers! they are so lovely especially early in the morninghappy WW!-jenskiehttp://jennyescano.blogspot.com


  8. Kate says:

    >Nice! IMHO one can never have too many roses…


  9. >It is so rewarding to garden in raised beds and have fresh flowers and produce with out the back breaking agony of bending and stooping to keep the weeds at bay.


  10. Tracy says:

    >I love flowers (what butterfly doesn't right?), thanks for the visit, Happy Wordless Wednesday!


  11. >Your raised flower beds look great! Once the roses fill out, it's really going to look gorgeous!


  12. Will says:

    >I have only heard of one of these. I guess you need to order from growers to get the best varieties?2 – Marilyn Wellan, Hybrid Tea1 – Hot Princess, Hybrid Tea1 – Louise Estes, Hybrid Tea1 – L.D. Braithwaite – David AustinHappy belated WW and thanks for the visit!


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