Sunday’s Blooms & Blessings

Here at the end of October in Alabama and we are still seeing some really nice blooms in the garden. My hope is that we will have blooms for the Thanksgiving table…. We’ll see.

Fragrant Dolly Parton - Hybrid Tea

Fragrant Dolly Parton – Hybrid Tea

Darcy Bussell - David Austin English Rose

Darcy Bussell – David Austin English Rose


Veteran's Honor - Hybrid Tea grows quite tall in our garden

Veteran’s Honor – Hybrid Tea grows quite tall in our garden



Cultivating Life & Roses In The Deep South



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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4 Responses to Sunday’s Blooms & Blessings

  1. Chris, I love your posts. I truly appreciate all of the beauty and uplifting messages you share. Thank you. Happy Sunday to you!


  2. ayesha naz says:

    Hi! I decided to look around as I have to get more acquainted with flowers and gardening in general. This was a great start for me! Thanks for posting 🙂


  3. Dolly breathless! Darcy looks like one of my peonies! Veteran is perfect.
    PS TINY is creating a perfect bloom…I must photograph and share with you! 36 here this AM. BRRR! 😉


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