October In The Rose Garden

The end of the rose growing season is upon us and here are a few rose care tips for October:  
What’s bloom in in your garden this week? Here are a few of my blooms:


Double hedgerow of Knockout & Drift roses


Veterans Honor


Repeat blooming Iris


Pope John Paul II


Princess Alexandra of Kent



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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3 Responses to October In The Rose Garden

  1. Fall comes quicker in the Midwest and can get cold quick. Time to enjoy every bloom. Enjoyed seeing your blooms today. Thanks for sharing! 🌹


  2. michelleendersby says:

    Gift of Grace is just starting to bloom here – Majestic double blooms in a rich ruby pink, with subtle silvery reverse, make a lovely display in the garden or vase. The strong fragrance is sweet and layered with spice. Abundant, healthy foliage and excellent repeat flowering. This rose was chosen by the Uniting Church in Australia to be part of its 25th anniversary celebrations in 2002.


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