Category Archives: Alabama

It’s July! Show Us Your Bloomers!

America’s Favorite Rose Gardener, Chris VanCleave shares his “tried and true” roses. Those varieties that seem to thrive despite the record heat of July. Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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First Frost 

  The first frost of the season arrived this morning and brought with it an eerie silence in the garden. It’s always a little sad to see the end of the bloom season arrive, yet a period of dormancy is a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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:         … Continue reading

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Grow Roses for A Colorful Landscape 

Rose gardening expert Chris VanCleave aka “The Redneck Rosarian” shares sustainable landscape roses that will stand up to the Alabama heat. Continue reading

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Roses In Bloom This Week

With much of the hardscape now completed, we have time to sit back and enjoy the roses. Here are a few of the blooms we are enjoying this week.              What’s blooming in your neck of the woods this … Continue reading

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Get Low! Here’s How to Prune Your Roses

Rose gardening expert Chris VanCleave offers his tips for pruning repeat blooming roses in this tutorial video and companion blog post. Do you know the three D’s of rose pruning? Continue reading

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Great Times at the Birmingham Home & Garden Show

Rose gardening expert Chris VanCleave aka The Redneck Rosarian recaps his recent celebrity appearance at the Birmingham Home & Garden Show appearing with HGTV’s Flipping the Block winners John & Whitney Spinks and Those Fabulous Beekman Boys at the largest Home & Garden event in Alabama. Continue reading

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2015 Birmingham Home & Garden Show – Y’all Come!

Join rose gardening expert Chris VanCleave aka The Redneck Rosarian along with Those Fabulous Beekman Boys, John & Whitney Spinks from HGTV’s Flipping the Block and Christie Dedman, Birmingham’s Bargain Mom for a weekend of fun and interesting ideas at the 2015 Birmingham Home & Garden Show at the BJCC Continue reading

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