What’s Blooming This Week

I can hardly believe we are well into summer already.  Our roses are holding up well due to some much welcomed rainfall this year. Here are a few of the roses that are blooming this week in our Alabama rose garden.


Louise Estes- Hybrid Tea

Mary Rose - David Austin English Roses

Mary Rose – David Austin English Roses

Benjamin Britten - David Austin English Roses

Benjamin Britten – David Austin English Roses



Enjoy The Week!


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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18 Responses to What’s Blooming This Week

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  2. lesley McClave says:

    Japanese Beetles have ruined all blooms here in Louisville,KY. I loved seeing your big healthy blooms. So glad they have not eaten your blooms!!


  3. Chris, after listening to your rose chat with Weeks Roses, I do not understand how they test a variety in other parts of the country before they go to market. Could you explain this?


  4. Pamela Baker says:

    Love The bud – Louise Estes! All beautiful roses I can almost smell their fragrance!


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  6. Laurie says:

    Gorgeous, especially Louise Estes!


  7. roberta4949 says:

    beautiful roses, teh mary roses look like peonies, or do peonies look like roses? lol, very nice, the beetles did not do well this year, we had a cold snap in late may or early june and I guess that killed off many of the larvae. not sure last year they were not really that bad but hte year before very bad.


  8. debsgarden says:

    Beautiful blooms, as always. I particularly love the Mary rose!


  9. All of your Roses look wonderful but the capture of the Louise Estes- Hybrid Tea is spectacular!


    • Thanks! Glad you stopped by!


      • I would have stopped by sooner but you do not come up in the Reader feed for some reason. I adjusted the notification setting so I will now (hopefully) receive e-mail notifications.
        On a personal note I love your Rose gardens, the info provided and the stories about them. My Moms Mom had Roses. Stories and memories are powerful things 🙂


  10. skinnycature says:

    Absolutely adorable!!!
    Best week
    XXX Lena from Skinnycature


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