Glorious Rain

After a long dry spell that brought temps in the 100’s for days on end, we finally saw some rain this week. Since Tuesday, it has rained  each day for at least an hour.  We have been watering the garden daily and it just seemed to allow the plants to stay alive. With the rain this week, everything is springing back to life! The cooler temps have also been a welcome change. I snapped this photo yesterday on my morning garden walk.  Hope you have a great weekend.

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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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8 Responses to Glorious Rain

  1. Pingback: Glorious Rain | Garden Roses |

  2. Randy says:

    Hey Chris,
    Your roses look absolutely beautiful all the time. It is almost impossible for me to control the black spot on mine. What am I doing wrong? I had to move to the antique ones, but even they suffer.
    Sorry I’ve missed you at the B’ham plant show the past couple of years. Life has been chaotic, but things are getting better. Maybe I will see you next year. :0)


  3. Lona says:

    Glad you got some much needed rain Chris. Please send it up this way.LOL!


  4. starproms says:

    Oh, how pretty, the rain on your rose. I can almost hear it singing, ‘aaaah, lovely’. Glad you’re getting some rain now. What a pretty name for that rose too.


  5. CurtissAnn says:

    We FINALLY got a good rain this morning! We are so very sandy here, 2 miles from Mobile Bay, that when it does not rain for 3 days, we have to start watering young plants. I smile to think of your garden coming to life. Praise God!


    • Thank you so much. I have been in a state of “jubilee” all week with this rain coming down… We water tirelessly and yet it is nothing compared to that which comes from above….


  6. Showoff! Send some north and west please.


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