Day 12 – National Rose Month

Caldwell Pink – Polyantha – aka ‘Pink Pet’
An “Earth Kind” Rose

'Caldwell Pink' aka 'Pink Pet'

I love the “button” center on this rose.

'Caldwell Pink' with 'The Fairy'

The combination of these two roses make a great jelly jar bouquet.

'Caldwell Pink' Polyantha aka 'Pink Pet'

This rose forms the most magnificent sprays on blooms right on the bus. You could cut the entire spray and place in a vase. This one had over 50 blooms!
Now, if I could just get my hybrid teas to do that! 

This rose is part of the Earth Kind Series of roses. Very hardy and disease resistant, they almost thrive on neglect. I never spray this rose for disease or pests and apply only an annual application of composted cow manure to fertilize. I wait to prune this rose AFTER the first flush of blooms, as it always tends to throw out come new unwieldy canes that I will want to try to keep in check.

 

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 Day 12 – National Rose Month

  1. Those are lovely Chris
    I have those beautiful roses growing along the old loading chute and they put on a beautiful showing of blooms It’s the one on the home page of http://www.authentichavenbrand.com also pictured in my “way up high” I shared a few days ago on my #gardenwalk

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  2. Grouchy says:

    You know how I love a button eye.

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  3. debsgarden says:

    I love the combination of your Caldwell Pink and The Fairy. I will remember this combination for my own garden. Your roses are lovely and don’t seemed to have suffered from the hight heat, humidity, and droughty conditions we have had.

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  4. Teresa says:

    This rose is almost toooooo beautiful. Love it.

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