>Bloom Week – Saturday – L.D. Braithwaite


L.D. Braithwaite

Introduced by David Austin in 1993

This is the first year in the garden for this rose.

The fragrance is very nice.

I believe it is the brightest red of any Austin I have seen.

Current ARS Rating: 8.0 (Very Solid Rose)

This post concludes my Bloom Week series of posts. In good time too, a fierce thunderstorm with hail and high winds blew through the garden this evening and many a bloom lost their petals……


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 >Bloom Week – Saturday – L.D. Braithwaite

  1. >I do believe the waft of perfume made its way to Seattle, lovely photo and rose Chris, mine are mere nubbins, saying "it's way too cold and rainy to do any growing, for now."


  2. Masha says:

    >It has nice color, I hope it does well for you. I am sorry about the bad weather, I hope you cut some blooms for the house.


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