Friday’s Flowers

As the leaves begin to make their change, our roses also begin a change. The blooms of the autumn season always intensify and we see some of the finest blooms of the year.
This week’s blooms are no exception:


Moonstone – Hybrid Tea

I love how the pink coloring around the edges of Moonstone is intensified. The spring blooms have an almost pencil like edge to them, but in fall they seem to fill the center with color….



Sedona – Hybrid Tea

Sedona is a rose that typically has a darker center, but in fall you see a much more even toned bloom with intense hues of pink.


Scentimental – Floribunda

Is it just me or does this rose tend to produce more white/red blooms in fall??? It seems to me that in early spring we see more red/white colored blooms…. hmmmm


Fall Zinnia Blooms

I always sow a few packs of zinnia seeds in late summer in the hopes of having a second crop of blooms in the fall.  Zinnias are a favorite in our garden and are probably the easiest of all flowers to grow from seed. We use them in our fall arrangements.


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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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5 Responses to Friday’s Flowers

  1. I’m with you, Chris, on the zinnias. I didn’t plant them this year and regret it now! I didn’t know roses intensified their color in autumn. Interesting.


  2. Gloria Ballard says:

    It does seem like some things take on a different color pattern in the fall. I hadn’t thought about that! I, too, love zinnias, and never have enough of them.


  3. Absolutely beautiful! And I love zinnias too! I leave them standing and the birds go crazy for them at this time of year. I should probably try and save a bit of seed, but it’s more fun to watch the avian show.

    Have a great weekend!



  4. celia490 says:

    Wow! Just gorgeous! I too didn’t plant zinnias this year and regret it. Next year’s front porch planting is going to have a good dose of them along with some different cone flowers.


  5. Beautiful beautiful beautiful


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