>New Roses For My Garden

>Since the recent Birmingham Botanical Gardens Plant Sale, I have acquired several new roses.
(2 from the sale)

They are as follows:

1 – Old Blush – China Rose
1- Climbing Pinkie
3 – Sunny Knockouts
3 – Queen Elizabeth – Grandiflora (In honor of the Royal Wedding)
2 – Sonoma shrub roses (Scarlet Flowercarpet Standards)

I have all planted except for 1 Sunny Knockout and the Sonoma Standards.

This brings my current rose total to 73. I guess I really am on the road to 100!

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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4 Responses to >New Roses For My Garden

  1. greggo says:

    >You rosarians are gluttons for punishment. i thought I had a plant addiction, (I do).


  2. Brooke says:

    >Morning! Might try your sunny knockouts in light shade, they open bright yellow, but fade really quickly in the sun. It is slow to repeat and needs a bit more clean up than the other knockouts. Mine is by the driveway and it is in full sun, little water, does well. I had a QE at the old house, loved it too.


  3. Lona says:

    >Sounds like you found some beauties to add to your rose collection. I have Queen Elizabeth and loved it but for some reason it did not make it through one very cold winter and I lost it.Have a Blessed Easter.


  4. Jeannie B. says:

    >You will LOVE Old Blush. It is such a trooper!! Always blooming and a sweet scent in the air.


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