Rose Care Tips for May


Wow! It’s already May and my Deep South rose garden is in a glorious flush of spring blooms. We hosted our first Open Garden Day last weekend and had about 80 folks join us in the garden. What a blessing to see folks ages 2-85 come and experience the beauty of a rose. It was a great opportunity to answer any question people had about their own roses. 


As this first flush of blooms fade, it’s a reminder to me to deadhead my blooms, get my climbers ready for next year by trimming and shaping them after they’ve bloomed.

‘Golden Gate Climber’ among friends


 We always cut blooms to bring in the house and our jelly jars are filling up with blooms to share with friends. 

Birmingham Rose Show


We’ll also be attending our local rose show. Check out Rose.org to find a show near you. 

Enjoy the blooms! #RoseChat #GrowRoses #gardeningtips #Roses 

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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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