The Arrival Of Autumn In Our Garden

Autumn has arrived in Alabama. The days are getting shorter and significantly cooler. Our roses are gearing up for a final flush of blooms. The fall decorations are also starting to pop up and fall mums now grace the threshold to our home. When I think about all the changes to my garden that this growing season has brought, I can hardly take it all in. Roses in , roses out. I killed some, some died, we fought aphids, thrips, Japanese beetles and now round two with powdery mildew…. It’s all in a days work when you live in a rose garden and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Love the side view of this rose

Yellow Mums just say Welcome to me!

Big Crow and Little Crow always have a corner on our screened porch

I have passed many an hour sitting and reflecting on life and roses on our screened porch

Blooms of ‘Artistry’ Hybrid Tea stand out in this little corner of our rose garden.

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, on his popular blog, 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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  3. Holleygarden says:

    Your crows are adorable! And I love the outside lamps. Rose gardens can be challenging at times, but oh, so worth it! Moondance looks especially lovely in the fading light.


  4. Lona says:

    That shot of the rose is so pretty Chris with the dew drops on it. Some of my roses are trying to get black spot now and I am not happy. I will have to strip a lot of leaves off and toss them. I am glad it is about time for them to be done blooming because they are going to look silly with blooms and no leaves. LOL!


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