Fall Blooms Are Best

Don’t get me wrong, the first blooms of spring are met with great anticipation but the most beautiful blooms of the year are our fall blooms. The colors more vibrant, the blooms almost reach a state of perfection. Here are a few of the roses that are really putting on a show in the garden this fall:

OSO Happy Smoothie - Proven Winners Rose

OSO Happy Smoothie – Proven Winners Rose

Francis Meilland - Hybrid Tea

Francis Meilland – Hybrid Tea


Belinda's Dream

Belinda’s Dream

All of these are no spray roses and have performed exceptionally in our humid conditions.

Are your fall blooms the most magnificent of the year?


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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7 Responses to Fall Blooms Are Best

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  2. I noticed yesterday that TINY is forming minute buds now! She rested a while, yet surprise! Remember TINY?? Even scraggly Sunny is showing a few fresh blooms!
    Yours Chris, are exquisite! xo


  3. Joanna says:

    Yes – some of ours are at their best in October too. I wonder why. Do they prefer the cooler weather? Not that it gets too warm in Scotland over summer…


  4. Countrypkin says:

    My Knockout Roses are blooming in abundance now that fall has arrived. This summer they battled beetles and bugs of all sorts. After using Sevindust every few weeks, the diseased, and eaten leaves came back healthy and stronger than ever. I have even gotten a half dozen or more red roses on the pink bush. I love surprises!!!


  5. hmalapanis says:

    My roses’ fall display amazed me. I just moved to Oregon from Alaska, and I’m new to growing roses in any climate. I kept expecting them to die off, but they just kept getting better! I’ve stopped deadheading now, to encourage them to go dormant for winter. I hope this is the right approach.


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