More Autumn Blooms




I cut these blooms this morning to take to the office. I love this time of year. An abundance of blooms and joy.  


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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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6 Responses to More Autumn Blooms

  1. Beautiful Chris, I did the same thing yesterday…. cut a few for my garden club meeting. It has rained all night, we needed it, but it has beat several of the petals off the ones blooming.


  2. Holleygarden says:

    Beautiful! Each rose looks just perfect!


  3. Roses ARE at their best in the late Fall, aren’t they?


  4. My roses are currently resembling wet tissue clumps on sticks–ah fall rains in the Pacific Northwest! Stunning pics Chris, thanks for sharing these virtual bouquets!


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