Brrrrrr – My Roses Are Cold!

November came in with a blast of cool air that has turned downright cold. With a low of 27 forecasted for tonight, our roses are fading fast. Here are a few of the remaining blooms:


Pollinators busy working on a bloom of Moondance.


Artistry has such a beautiful color. Love the blooms of this rose


Pope John Paul II is a favorite in our garden. Beautiful form, tons of blooms and the sweetest fragrance.

Finally, Sweet Drift. We have seven shrubs of this rose that form a small border in our front garden. Very floriferous.


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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6 Responses to Brrrrrr – My Roses Are Cold!

  1. 70 here yesterday. Glorious, yet I think we are going to receive you cold weather today. Yikes! I continue to cover Tiny every night, in hopes that her last bud will open outdoors!
    Happy Thanksgiving Chris and Tina!


  2. I brought a few brave blooms into the house yesterday and now prepare for some really cold nights to do their thing to the garden. Lovely photos, as usual, Chris.


  3. Reblogged this on Beautify inside and out and commented:
    These roses are fabulous. the beauty of nature


  4. Laurie says:

    The arctic air did my roses in. It was sad to see them go. I was hoping that they could hang on until Thanksgiving, but no chance. I enjoyed your photos!


  5. Gisela says:

    Nice roses and photos


  6. Nadezda says:

    Hi, I’m Nadezda and I love growing roses as well although our climate is cold and my roses are mostly hardy bushes, some are Canadian roses.
    Your photos are wonderful!


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