>New Blooms This Week

>We are seeing more blooms this week from the new roses we planted in the early Spring.
The weather here has been unusually cool since Sunday. It was in the upper 80’s and low 90’s last week! Now, this week we are seeing lows in the 40’s and highs in the 60’s. A perfect recipe for powdery mildew on my roses. Several of my bushes have suffered with it this Spring. I had to completely defoliate two of my roses and start again. That happens sometimes. You just gotta roll with it! Enjoy these beauties:

“Scentimental” Floribunda
Beautiful “peppermint” colored blooms on nicely forming shrubs.

“Lavaglut” or LavaFlow”
Deep Red coloring and form make this rose a winner in my garden!
The shrubs have been a little slow to start, but are putting out a few new canes.

These babies are still settling in to our garden.
I look forward to many years of blooms from them.

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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5 Responses to >New Blooms This Week

  1. Bren says:



  2. steph_gem says:

    >We having cool weather here in san diego as well. I am seeing powdery mildew. I am invaded with rust and with black spot. Because I am not showing any roses this year I have taken a year off of spraying. What a difference that has made.


  3. HolleyGarden says:

    >Both very pretty.


  4. Jim Groble says:

    >Great looking flowers. jim


  5. Teresa says:

    >Pictures are stunning! Inspiring!


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