Vibrant Fall Color

The cool temps really bring out the deep rich colors of my roses. Some weeks ago, we applied our last fertilization of the year and are now beginning to see the last flush of blooms of the season in our garden.


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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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9 Responses to Vibrant Fall Color

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  2. Lona says:

    It is good to see you are still getting some blooms on your roses Chris.On the question of the over wintering dahlias. In some of the warmer states if the ground does not freeze to a six inch depth you can leave them in the ground. But they do have a tendency to rot sometimes so it is better to take them up by November. Here it is too cold so I have to dig them regardless since they are more an annual.


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  4. aimeemajor says:

    Love the Cherry Parfait!


  5. Cafe au lait says:

    What beautiful blooms! I played too. Mine are here and here.


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