>Thanksgiving Blooms

>Here it is late November and I still have roses blooming! If the hard frosts hold off, we may even have a few for Christmas. In bloom today:

Julia Child – Floribunda

Iceberg – Floribunda

I think this year, I am most thankful for my family. None of us are perfect, but we all share the common bond of being a part of the same family and I love each and every member dearly. As the years wane and the faces around the table change, I remember fondly those who have gone on before me and live in the hope of a happy reunion one glad “Thanksgiving” morning.

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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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6 Responses to >Thanksgiving Blooms

  1. Jim says:

    >I wish I was your next door neighbor. Not only do you grow beautiful roses, but you are such a nice person.Of course, I would NOT grow anything and lie on a lounger with cocktail in hand enjoying your labors.

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  2. matron says:

    >We do not have Thanksgiving here as you do in America,such a shame as I think it is a lovely thing to have.My Thanksgiving wish would be to you for for showing your beautiful roses and inspiring me to plant a rose garden,thank you.Carolyn.

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  3. >Your Julia Child is so lovely. An the Iceberg is wonderful. Just when I think my Iceberg is done it surprises me with a few more blooms. I have really learned to love it this summer.Have a wonderful and Blessed Thanksgiving!

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  4. Rosey says:

    >It is crazy to think you could still have blooming rose! And such a beauty!Happy Thanksgiving…thanks for sharing these roses.

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  5. Eds says:

    >That is a really lovely flower. have a nice wordless!

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  6. Jim Groble says:

    >Thanks for the comment. Your roses look wonderful. They always look wonderful. Have a blessed Thanksgiving. jim

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