Weeks Roses – A Trusted Friend In The Rose Garden

As I strolled through our rose garden this morning I began to realize just how many different varieties of Weeks Roses we have in our garden.  Weeks is legendary in the rose industry bringing us the sumptuous blooms of ‘Julia Child’. This magnificent floribunda is in flower from April till November in our Alabama garden.

'Julia Child' Floribunda

‘Julia Child’ Floribunda

Miniature roses are a favorite in our house and the contrast of color on ‘Warm & Fuzzy’ is amazing.

Warm & Fuzzy Miniature Rose

Warm & Fuzzy Miniature Rose

‘Heartbreaker’ is another Weeks introduction that has been a real winner for us. This photo was featured in the 2012 American Rose Society Calendar

Heartbreaker - Miniature

Heartbreaker – Miniature

One Hybrid tea that produces a load of blooms all season long in our garden is ‘Moonstone”

Moonstone Hybrid Tea

Moonstone Hybrid Tea

Week’s Grandifloras are outstanding in many way. Our shrub of “Dream Come True” provides a multitude of beautiful blooms. This rose is dear to me having been hybridized by a back yard gardener just like me…

Dream Come True - Grandiflora

Dream Come True – Grandiflora

The other grandiflora from Week’s that has captured our heart and the hearts of thousands who listen to Rose Chat Radio each week is “Cherry Parfait”. Little did I know when I captured this shot of this rose in 2011 that it would become the background for our popular podcast on rose gardening.  We had the pleasure of interviewing Karen Kemp-Docksteader on the new 2013 Weeks introductions. Listen to that broadcast here

Cherry Parfait - Grandiflora

Cherry Parfait – Grandiflora

This just scratches the surface on the Weeks Roses that grow in our garden. We purchase many of our Weeks roses from S & W Greenhouse. They ship bareroot in late February and are an excellent source for grade #1 roses. Check them out.

We’ll cover some more in my next post. Stay Tuned!


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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13 Responses to Weeks Roses – A Trusted Friend In The Rose Garden

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  2. starproms says:

    ‘Dream Come True’ is a wonderful rose, isn’t it. That’s my favourite, but it’s hard to choose, if indeed you must! The rose for 2014 here in England is called ‘Lady Marmalade’ You might like to check that one out someday.


  3. Ooh the cluster of moonstone hybrids is lovely!


  4. Stunning all! Is Julia Child an easy keeper? If so I might like one here…D.


    • Julia is a keeper for us. An abundance of blooms 4-5 flushes in zone 8a … lovely fragrance…


      • My little Sunny is in her third flush, despite a few munching Jap beetles. I only added her last summer, as I am rose-less due to rose care and the demands of this property. Am enjoying your posts Chris, have read the rose book given to us in AR, and am thinking of adding more yellow roses if they are bullet proof and fragrant. Cheers!


      • We too have had our share of japanese beetles this yr. They are noticably less than last year. The roses in Paul’s book are all easy care and will bring you great joy when you see the blooms. Can’t wait to hear which ones you select…


      • You and Teresa are my rose inspiration friends! How is that trimmer working? Wish I could “trial” one here…;-)


  5. Your roses are an inspiration. Your climat may be a bit milder than here is Tulsa. We have such hot dry summers. This post tempts me to try Weeks for a rose or two next season. You certainly have beautiful roses. My efforts are subject to a few constraints. You might look at my recent post. http://tulsagentleman.blogspot.com/2013/05/ruby-tuesday-rose-garden-in-pots.html


  6. Nell Jean says:

    Julia is my favorite.


  7. Kacky says:

    Beautiful roses- the Moonstone is my favorite- have not seen that one before- I like the subtle pink. Great photos!!!


  8. Your garden is looking beautiful! I love the two Grandiflora roses, Dream Come True and Cherry Parfait. This might be a stupid question but do you know if it’s easy to buy them in the UK?


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