November in the Rose Garden

It’s November and the final blooms of the season are singing their swan song in our Alabama rose garden. If you haven’t had a tetanus shot in the last ten years, now is a great time to get one and is a MUST for gardeners. Your tools have worked hard this year, give them a good cleaning before storing for the winter. Continue to water about every 10 days until first frost. Clearing your beds of fallen debris will help keep disease away! 

Enjoy the final blooms of the year!

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.
This entry was posted in Alabama and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to November in the Rose Garden

  1. Anne Laband says:

    Is it ok to deadhead?

    Sent from my iPhone


    Liked by 1 person

  2. Carol Hanson says:

    I picked my final bouquet yesterday; Winchester Cathedral, Mary Rose, Country Dancer and a very pale pink Old Rose that I don’t know the name of; the fragrance is unbelievable! This morning SNOW; I live in central Montana and this is the latest date for snow in 25 years.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Caroline says:

    Love the tetanus shot addition to your list! Was that learned the hard way??? Hope not!


    Liked by 1 person

  4. satish says:

    Missed you at the top gun club!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Cheryl Ellenburg says:

    What is the beautiful pink rose under “Follow me on Instagram” and “Listen to the rose chat”.
    Thanks so much.


    Liked by 1 person

I Appreciate Your Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s