Day 20 – National Rose Month

‘Just Joey’ – Hybrid Tea
Orange Blend
ARS Rating 7.9 – Introduced in 1972

This is a beautiful rose with a wonderful fragrance. Carolyn Parker wrote a wonderful book entitled “R is for Rose” and this rose was featured in that book. After reading her ‘Just Joey’ story, I knew I had to have this rose in my garden. 

Here are a few shots of my ‘Just Joey’

Exhibition Stage Bloom of 'Just Joey' Hybrid Tea

A bloom of 'Just Joey' graces our fall tablescape last year


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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One Response to Day 20 – National Rose Month

  1. Masha says:

    I love Just Joey too. Mine is old now but still produces lots of blooms. It is one of the great hybrid teas….


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