Day 16 – National Rose Month

Rosa Palustris - "Swamp Rose" - Species Rose

Rosa Palustris – ‘Swamp Rose’ – Species Rose

This is the only rose that I am aware of that will tolerate “wet feet”.
It is for the very reason that I purchased this rose.
The area on the side of our house stands in water after a hard rain, we have some lovely moss that grows there and not much else, so I decided to give this rose a try. I am sure glad I did.
It is the only one blooming rose we have and it puts on a fine show every spring.

Rosa Palustris - "Swamp Rose" - Species Rose

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 16 – National Rose Month

  1. Susan Hemann says:

    Beautiful rose. You have roses for all conditions! I have tried a moss garden twice now, unsuccessfully.
    I have a dish for it, but I either over water or it gets to dry.


  2. Holley says:

    Good to know! And it is beautiful, too.


  3. Diane says:

    Lovely colour! I can really only grow the Canadian Explorer roses here in zone 4a. They are hardy and meant for -30 celcius winters. We can also grow the regular ones, but we have to build up the soil around the roots in the winter, cover and insulate them, and hope for the best. I’ve had a 50-50 survival rate with them, but now I just go for the plants for my own zone!

    Thanks for the visit and comment to my blog! Cheers from Canada.


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