December Roses

It’s hard to believe that our Christmas tree is up, we are weeks away from the end of the year and yet, there are roses…..

Shortest climber in my garden!

A new rose for 2013 ‘Oh, My!” a deep red floribunda from Weeks Roses

A favorite garden rose


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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11 Responses to December Roses

  1. elenawill says:

    They look great for any time of year. The color os ‘Artristy’ is super.m


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  3. Holleygarden says:

    Yes, the roses are still blooming here, too. I love it!


  4. These are beautiful! I haven’t had beautiful roses for months. You definitely are in a preferred zone! 🙂 🌹🌹


  5. Showers of Roses says:

    Beautiful roses! I still have to put up my Christmas tree. Maybe, tonight.


  6. Bernice says:

    How beautiful – roses in December!


  7. tulsagentleman says:

    You are fortunate to have such beautiful roses into December. The last of mine were frozen 2 weeks ago by a killing frost. Last night was 20F, Brrr!


  8. Christina says:

    Hi Chris, isn’t it great that we live in an area where we are able to have roses in our gardens at this time of the year? I am so enjoying it. ‘Artistry’ seems to be a very lovely rose. ‘Oh, My’ is new to me and I am curious to follow up how it will do for you in your garden.


  9. debsgarden says:

    Those beautiful roses must be shivering by now! Just dropped by to wish you and Tina a wonderful Christmas, and may your garden prosper in 2013!


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