>Bloomin Monday

>I just love this time of year. Everything starts blooming all at once. Roses, iris, honeysuckle, all of which blend together for some intoxicating fragrances…… This is what is blooming in my garden this week:

“Julia Child” – Floribunda

“Rosa Palustris” or “Swamp Rose” with Irises

“Burgundy Iceberg” Floribunda

“Burgundy Iceberg” among the Irises
The Iris came from Tennessee; My home state.
They always remind me of growing up in Nashville
“Moondance” & “Julia Child”
Now that the artists and photographers have come and gone;
I can get back to what I love most about rose gardening:

Sharing my blooms with others.

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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6 Responses to >Bloomin Monday

  1. Masha says:

    >I love this time of year too! Your garden looks wonderful, and I hope your bouquets are perfuming your house now.


  2. Lona says:

    >Your bed pf irises and roses is just so pretty. Julia Child is a beautiful yellow rose. They make wonderful bouquets.


  3. >Nice color combo with the irises….looks great


  4. HolleyGarden says:

    >I have yet to see a burgundy iceberg in person – it looks very pretty in the pictures. Love it with your irises! Enjoy your blooms!


  5. sweetbay says:

    >I don't know which I like better, the roses or the iris. Both are beautiful! Burgundy Iceburg has a very rich color.


  6. Msrobin says:

    >I wish I had roses blooming already, but no luck. Your burgundy iceberg is fabulous, such a rich color!


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