Roses in Bloom this Week

We are seeing our second flush of blooms here in our Alabama rose garden. I have only seen a few (dare I mention the name) Japanese Beetles this year which is a relief after a terrible bout with thrips which seems to plaque our white roses each year.  Nonetheless, we have seeing some very pretty roses. Here are a few that are blooming this week.


Doris Day – New Floribunda from Weeks Roses


Moonstone – Hybrid Tea


St. Patrick Hybrid Tea


Veterans Honor Hybrid Tea

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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18 Responses to Roses in Bloom this Week

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  2. Indeed, so ever stunning.
    How do you handle thrips? A systemic drench? I hand pick Jap Beetles and drop them in “the eternity pool” (bucket of soapy water)! Thanks for sharing your breathtaking garden! xo


    • Other than spraying orthene on them, not a whole lot can be done. We are trying to avoid chemicals at all costs. They are only a problem in May and June on our light colored roses. I too, send our JB to their heavenly reward by drowning…… 🙂


  3. The Japanese beetles are evidently all here in Virginia. I am overrun. Oh well, part of the deal, I guess. Your photos are their usual gorgeousness!


  4. How beautiful is Moonstone! It almost has the shape of a tulip and is so delicate.


  5. You absolutely produce the best rose blog on the internet with in-depth information: the photos are just stunning.


  6. I think yellow is my favorite rose color today. Yours are stunning, Chris! Sorry you had to mention the dreaded JB. I am in England right now and praying they are not devouring my PA roses as we speak. P. x


  7. Lona says:

    Love the Moonstone Rose Chris. I have had my eye on getting one for two years now. It is a pretty one


  8. Thanks for sharing such incredible beauty! I would love take a tour of your garden some time. Truly, the most exquisite blooms I have ever seen…


  9. Bernice says:

    Beautiful roses!! We never did too good with our roses. So they are gone and I will enjoy your pictures. 🙂


  10. pdlyons says:

    mother watering lushious ( the roses not the beetles) i remember as kids we’d harvest them by the jar full for our mother. they were pretty scary creatures – we believed the could stick their pointy legs into you if you werent careful. true heros we brought her pickle jar after pickle jar. anything to save our mother’s roses. thanks for the beauty and the memories.


  11. pdlyons says:

    some kinda Freudian thing? meant to say mouth watering lushious …. please do not read into that. 🙂


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