Fertilizer Friday – Meet The Austins

It has been a very hot and humid week here in Alabama. Temps in the upper 90’s and heat indexes in the 100’s! Mercifully, we have had several days of afternoon showers and a real good steady rain last night.  This has made for some very pretty blooms! I have several varieties of David Austin English Roses in my garden. All of which are in some state of bloom this week:

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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 Fertilizer Friday – Meet The Austins

  1. those roses are gorgeous! I am so NOT good with them. I never know what to prune or when…and how long to leave things alone…and I end up loving them to death! If I don’t ruin them myself…the cold Alberta winters take them!
    I love this slide show…thanks so much for linking them in!


  2. Lona says:

    Hi Chris. I adore the Golden Celebration and the Mary Rose. How pretty. My roses are dropping their leaves now because of this heat. Poor things.


  3. Brenda Addington says:

    Such beautiful roses you have… the David Austin roses bring romance and class into any garden.
    Love you photo’s!


  4. Masha says:

    Great slideshow. Your Austins look completely unfazed by the heat. I hope it cools down soon..


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