If You Love David Austin Roses…..

Since my rose garden began, I have had English Roses. The wonderful work of David Austin of Shropshire, England has won the hearts of many a gardener whose desire it is to have beautiful blooms and wonderful fragrance.

I began my “Austin” collection with two shrubs of ‘Golden Celebration’ planted in the early spring of 2008. The event was logged in my garden journal and was blogged here.

‘Golden Celebration’ – David Austin English Roses from my garden

Since that time, I have added a few more Austins to my collection as follows:

I now have a total of nine shrubs of David Austin Roses. All have performed very well in my Alabama rose garden and have provided us with many hours of enjoyment.

It will be my great joy this Saturday to welcome the Chief Rosarian for David Austin roses to Rose Chat Radio to talk about the introduction of six new David Austin roses for 2013. Michael Marriott is an expert on growing and caring for English roses and he’ll also provide tips for growing these beautiful roses in your garden. If you have a question you would like me to ask our guest, you can leave a comment here or call into the live broadcast at  (347) 677-1870 on Saturday 11/3/2012 at 9:30 CST.  The show streams live over the internet and is available on-demand afterward and can also be downloaded via iTunes. I hope you’ll join us!

Here’s a link to the Show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rosechat/2012/11/03/rose-chat-radio

David Austin Roses USA http://davidaustinroses.com/american/advanced.asp



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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