Friday’s Flowers

TGIF! So glad to see this week come to an end. A steady rain fell last night in the garden. At this time of year this rain always brings with it cooler temps and seems to help the leaves make their change from green to more soothing hues or yellow, orange and maroon. I was able to walk the garden last evening and captured a few shots.

St. Patrick Hybrid Tea

Open bloom of Francis Meilland Hybrid Tea

Open Bloom of Sedona 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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8 Responses to Friday’s Flowers

  1. Gisela says:

    Lovely roses thank you Gisela


  2. Through your posts here and on Instagram, you have really opened my eyes to the beauty of the pastel roses. Just love these shots!!!!


  3. Simply dreamy Chris! Thanks for sharing these stunning images.
    I think I am about to receive the rain you just had…finally. It has been two months here without significant rainfall. D.


  4. elenawill says:

    Three beautiful roses. I love the color of St. Patrick in the fall.


  5. Cheryl Ellenburg says:

    Love your roses. Thanks so much for posting.


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