Category Archives: Rose Report

And So It Begins – Bloom Season

The long awaited bloom season has arrived. Slowly at first, but now with the days advancing more and more of our cherished roses are beginning to shine.   First Bloom of Climbing Pinkie – Climbing Polyantha – Earth Kind   … Continue reading

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Spring Pruning

Chris VanCleave, “The Redneck Rosarian” shares his spring pruning tips to encourage new growth and beautiful blooms! Do you know the 3 D’s of spring rose pruning? Continue reading

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Tenarky District Fall Rose Show

The TENARKY District of the American Rose Society is comprised of 10 local societies in Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas and Kentucky. Rose garden enthusiasts throughout the region will travel to Nashville with their blossoms in coolers in hopes of having their roses named “Queen of the Show.” Continue reading

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New Rose – ‘Butter Me Up’ Miniature

Tina made a recent trip to S & W Greenhouse in White House, Tn. She called as she left there and said “I think I have a problem. I bought a dozen new roses and don’t think I have enough … Continue reading

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First Bloom – Winchester Cathedral

I was delighted to see our first bloom of Winchester Cathedral this morning. I purchased this rose at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale in April. It was in a two quart pot and I left it there until … Continue reading

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First Bloom – ‘Francis Meilland’ Hybrid Tea

After having planted this rose about a month ago, I didn’t expect to see a bloom this soon. As you may recall, this is a new rose being introduced in 2013 and I was lucky enough to have been given … Continue reading

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The Importance Of A Garden Bucket

I use quite a number of tools in the garden. Most have sharp ends and are used for pruning and deadheading blooms on our roses. One tool however, serves a very important role in our garden. It is the garden … Continue reading

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Blooming Monday! What’s Blooming This Week In My Alabama Garden

Join us for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens Shout out to Tom @ http://www.TallCloverFarm.com for encouraging me to grow ‘Buff Beauty” rose. It is featured in this clip and has been a great rose in my Alabama … Continue reading

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Blooming Monday – What’s In Bloom In My Alabama Garden

Temps are still in the 80′s in Alabama. Hard to believe that we are already seeing the temps of summer this early in the year. We did have several days of rain last week and that has helped push the … Continue reading

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Spring Garden Walk

What a difference a couple of weeks makes in the garden. The warm temps (80′s) in March have caused our roses to begin early. I actually pruned most of my roses pretty hard this year and did not expect to … Continue reading

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