Garden Bloggers Bloom Day


‘Scentimental’ – Floribunda


‘Our Lady of Guadalupe’ Floribunda


‘Climbing Pinkie’


Yellow ‘Julia Child’ & Creamy White ‘Moondance’ Floribundas

Some of our final roses of the year. View other GBBD participants at


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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21 Responses to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

  1. Matti says:

    They may be the last of the season, but a fine crop indeed. The Scentimental name cracked me up…gotta love rose names. Matti


  2. Stunning Roses!
    Happy GBBD 🙂


  3. Lovely roses and fun to see this time of year. Happy GBBD.


  4. Your roses are gorgeous. I find that the ones in my garden are getting their second wind in our cooler fall weather and are coming on strong as the year winds down.


  5. Nell Jean says:

    Oh, that Julia Child!


  6. Lona says:

    Hi Chris. That Scentimental bloom has such pretty patterns in it. I cannot believe it is still giving you lovely blooms. I am really liking your Julia Child yellow roses too. I need more room for roses. LOL!


  7. commonweeder says:

    They are glorious blooms. I have but a single freeze dried blossom


  8. Scott Weber says:

    Beautiful post…’Julia Child’ is such a great, classic yellow rose!


  9. Larry says:

    The last roses of the season are always amazing in the harsher light of this time of year…. lovely blooms indeed! Larry


  10. Your roses are going out with a bang–looking good considering you’ve had your first frost! Happy bloomday!


  11. Oh I would just love to see that Julia Child for myself – so many love that variety though I don’t think it is suitable for our scottish climate.


  12. Veronica says:

    Hi and thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.. Your blogname made me smile and wow, the last roses of the season are looking just fine. I had a lovely visit here with your older posts as well. Nothing like a rose. We are just passing the first flush here of blooms so looking forward to the next!



  13. Haven’t seen such roses in a while! Our corporate roses at my place of work are nice en masse but don’t have that sweet heavy lushness of yours. Maybe I should try a rose or two more in our protected garden area – they do seem to grow well here (if you can keep the critters off them!)


  14. Holleygarden says:

    Very pretty. Julia Child paired with Moondance is gorgeous!


  15. gorgeous roses… i miss them some much this time of year.


  16. Susan Hemann says:

    Wonderful Chris as always. How do I get your blog post via email?


  17. Lara says:

    So beautiful!


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