Celebrating The Joy Roses Bring – Weekend Smiles

It was a great weekend in the garden. Despite the threat of bad weather on Saturday, we had a number of people stop by to see the roses.

Mr. & Mrs. Rigg of Helena, AL stopped to see our roses. Mrs. Rigg and I worked together for years at the bank and they are now enjoy the happy bliss of retirement. It was great to see them both.

Mitzi is a Master Gardener who lives in our neighborhood and loves all things growing. She really loved the yellow blooms of David Austin’s “Golden Celebration” English Roses.

Local photographer Terry McCombs stopped by to take a few shots of our roses and for a visit. Terry was my first friend in Alabama when we moved here 12 years ago. He loves taking pictures as much as I love growing roses!

Today was our neighborhood associations annual clean up day and block party. Large dumpsters are brought in to haul our junk away and the block party is a great way to see neighbors and friends that you haven’t seen all winter… I made up this bouquet of blooms to take to the block party.

It was a fun day!

About RedneckRosarian

For Chris VanCleave aka "The Redneck Rosarian", growing roses has become a passion. An American Rose Society Accredited Consulting Rosarian, Chris is an active member of the Birmingham Rose Society and most recently served two terms as President. He is a member of the American Rose Society serving on the Marketing and Membership committees. His writing appears at About.com, on his popular blog, RedneckRosarian.com where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. Creator and host of Rose Chat Radio, the only broadcast dedicated to growing roses, Chris is a tireless advocate of our national floral emblem; the rose. He and his wife tend a rose garden of over 150 roses just south of Birmingham, Alabama.
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6 Responses to Celebrating The Joy Roses Bring – Weekend Smiles

  1. Looks like a very fun day. Love that you posted an open invitation. Greg and I thought that was such a good idea that we will do it!


  2. It does sound like a great day Rev. If I might ask, what is the stripped rose at the lower left? It doesn’t look like Variegata or Ferdinand. Scentimental?


  3. How lovely to have friends stop over and enjoy your garden. Gorgeous bouquet!


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