What’s Blooming This Week In My Alabama Garden

Even with the frenzy of the Rose Show last week, I still had time to snap a few photos in the garden. The first flush of bloom on our roses is ending and deadheading has already begun. In fact, the English Roses you see here are actually already on their second flush of bloom. Our perennials and annuals are really beginning to shine.

Tomorrow: Our Rose Show Results….


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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6 Responses to What’s Blooming This Week In My Alabama Garden

  1. Pingback: What’s Blooming This Week In My Alabama Garden | Garden Roses | Scoop.it

  2. Love to see around your garden. I like the little girl statue. So precious. Have a good week.


  3. This is beautiful, Chris! Second flush already??? Wow!


  4. Holleygarden says:

    Very pretty. Love the view of the statue in the garden.


  5. Leah says:

    Beautiful pictures! I have been eyeing the Benjamin Britten for a while now, and it is how I came across your blog. How well does it repeat for you? I love the color and the descriptions I’ve read of the scent, but I also want something that will give me a lot of color throughout the summer. Would you recommend the BB?


    • Leah, Benjamin Britten is a vigorous grower in our garden. Would really be a climber if I let it. This is the second year for each of the two shrubs of BB we have and I have had about 3 flushes of blooms which is pretty good for a 2nd year Austin. They usually talk 3 years or so to settle in, but this one established early. Would recommend, just give it some time to settle in….


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