OSO Happy Smoothie – A Proven Winner

We have added quite a number of shrub roses to the garden this year including one from the Proven Winners Oso Happy collection called ‘Smoothie’. We have planted these in large containers and they are filling out quite nicely and are producing some pretty blooms. One other nice feature of this rose is that it is thornless.


Early days yet, but we are seeing no sign of any disease on the shrubs and I am anxious to see how well they fare in our hot Alabama summers.

We are now growing quite a number of Proven Winners roses in our garden among them: Cherry Pie, Honey Bun, Candy Oh, Petite Pink and of course Smoothie.  Some are second year shrubs and are doing quite well. No Spray. Sustainable roses…. Who would have thought……


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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3 Responses to OSO Happy Smoothie – A Proven Winner

  1. Pingback: OSO Happy Smoothie - A Proven Winner | Natural ...

  2. I have some open sunny spots were I can put large containers, I like your idea of roses.


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