Day 9 – National Rose Month

'Our Lady of Guadalupe' floribunda

“Our Lady Of Guadalupe” – Floribunda is a new rose this year in my garden. It is said that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles blessed this rose upon its introduction. This rose is named for the blessed virgin who appeared to a peasant in 1531 and told him a church should be built on the spot. He took roses to the local Bishop as proof of the vision and the church was built, thus expanding the realm of the Catholic faith.

Spray of 'Our Lady of Guadalupe"

I like this rose so much, I acquired 3 shrubs of it and planted them together in a 1′ x 6′ raised bed in the hopes they would form a shrub of blessed roses!

Bed of 'Our Lady of Guadalupe'

It’s National Rose Month! How are you celebrating our The Rose. Our National Floral Emblem” href=””>National Floral Emblem?

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 and on his popular website;, 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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3 Responses to Day 9 – National Rose Month

  1. Greggo says:

    So whats your opinion of Word Press, and why did you leave blogger? Is everyone following you there?


  2. Teresa says:

    Looks that is another one for my wish list!


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