Blooming Monday – Springtime in Alabama

More unseasonably warm weather this week produced some lovely springtime blooms. Here’s what’s blooming this week:

‘Climbing Pinkie’ – Climbing Polyantha

‘Old Blush’ – China Rose

‘Social Climber’ – Climbing Rose

‘Cotton Candy’ Tall Bearded Iris

‘Cinco de Mayo’ Floribunda

‘Mary Rose’ – David Austin English Rose

Desert Eve -Red Yarrow – Achillea millefolium ‘Desred’
A new perennial in our front garden

‘Sunny Knockout’ – Shrub Rose

New Garden Stone Makes It Official –
We no longer have a back yard. We now have a rose garden….. Big Smiles


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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7 Responses to Blooming Monday – Springtime in Alabama

  1. Lona says:

    Hi Chris. Your Desert Eve red yarrow is very pretty. I am so fond of yarrow’s. Your new sign is wonderful. It is now an official rose garden.


  2. Looks so lush and beautiful. Love the new yarrow. I don’t have that one …. YET! Looks like you will have iris very soon! Enjoy.


  3. michele says:

    Beautiful blooms!


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