Fertilizer Friday

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Despite record-breaking temperatures in Alabama, a strict watering program and healthy doses of MooPoo Tea have brought forth some pretty blooms 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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16 Responses to Fertilizer Friday

  1. Nice photos of beautiful roses…….


  2. Teresa says:

    Your roses are gorgeous!! Gotta love the moo poo tea. it really added a lot of blooms to my roses this year. Hoping the Green Cure has been a help to you as well,


  3. Bernieh says:

    Loving ‘Queen Elizabeth’ and ‘Lava Flow’. Both are real beauties.


  4. deb says:



  5. Holley says:

    I’m impressed that your roses are blooming so well in this heat. Mine have shut down (so have I!). I may look into the MooPoo Tea – I don’t usually have enough compost to spread everywhere, and I bet my roses would love a drink of MooPoo!


  6. Karen says:

    Amazing! Your roses look as if they haven’t had a day of weather over 75 degrees! You certainly know how to grow them to perfection. ‘Lava Flow’ is stunning, they ALL are, I can only imagine the heavenly scent in your garden.


    • Thank you so much. We enjoy working with our roses. Lava Flow is a favorite for us. The blooms are so intricate. We will see our very best blooms this fall when the weather dips into the 70’s.


  7. Lona says:

    What a lovely slide show Chris. I love your Golden Celebration. Do you recommend the Moo Poo Tea for your roses? I may have to try it.


  8. Susan Hemann says:

    Moo Poo is the best1 Beautiful photos


  9. Visiting your site is like receiving a free bouquet of gorgeous roses! Thanks Chris.


  10. Masha says:

    Your roses seem to be completely unaffected by the heat. Great job!


  11. debsgarden says:

    Yiur roses are looking fabulous. That moo poo tea, and lots of water, works wonders, for sure! They look quite healthy. Any black spot?


  12. they are all so gorgeous…but I love the queen Elizabeth best!!!
    It does my heart good to tour around the gardens that are linked into my little party…I so wish every one of the people who share lived close enough that I could walk the gardens in person. Thank you so much for sharing with me this week…I hope you will again very soon!
    Hugs and smiles from Alberta Canada to you!
    ¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.


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