>Wordless Wednesday – "Tropicana" – Hybrid Tea


I purchased this rose from WalMart in June of 2009.
They were about to throw it away.
I persuaded the clerk to sell it to me for $1.00

November 27, 2010
November 20, 2010

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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14 Responses to >Wordless Wednesday – "Tropicana" – Hybrid Tea

  1. >Looks like you got a bargain : ) Happy WWNinahttp://askmsrecipe.com/2010/11/wordless-wednesday-cooking-ham/


  2. Cafe au lait says:

    >Lovely!I played too. Mine are here and here.


  3. >Just lovely I can almost imagine their fragrance. Happy WW


  4. jim says:

    >Is that YOUR blue ribbon??? What soil mixture do you use for growing in a pot?


  5. DrillerAA09 says:

    >Wonderful photo set.Thanks for stopping by Driller's Place.


  6. >Jim, This rose won 1st place in the amatuer category at the this years Birmingham Rose Show. My mix for pots is potting soil, garden soil, black kow, sand and small pine bark mulch. Mixed well, it makes a very friable soil. I top coat with more mulch…


  7. Chris says:

    >Best $1 you ever spent I think – It's beautiful and I love that color.


  8. >It is a beauty Chris. I see it won a ribbon. Good for you! I love the shape of the blooms.


  9. Laura says:

    >I love your new title Picture! The rose is also lovely. Gotta love a deal!


  10. Bren says:

    >Congratulations on your blue ribbon! I love how you share that gardening can be rewarding in more ways then one!


  11. Tracy says:

    >Gorgeous colors on this rose!! I have purchased many flowers that were about gone from wal-mart and other home stores. As the season starts to wind down they are tempted to throw things out but you can make them into deals.


  12. Lily says:

    >I really like the story behind this beauty.


  13. Gail says:

    >Fantastic story and a beautiful rose! gail


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