Category Archives: #roses

October in the Rose Garden – Fall Blooms Are The Best

“I’m so glad we live in a world where there are Octobers.” – Anne of Green Gables Don’t know about you, but I looked up and it was October. This year has flown by. Between working in the garden, a … Continue reading

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Urban Legends | Growing Roses From Seed | Don’t Buy It

On the whole, I average 25-75 emails per week from folks asking rose related questions. About 25% of those are questions related to how to grow roses from seed. Growing roses from seeds can be done. It takes patience. To … Continue reading

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Five Great Summer Reads – Books to Delight the Gardener Within You

America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Chris VanCleave aka “The Redneck Rosarian” shares five books he just can’t put down this summer. Continue reading

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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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Roses on the Rise | Candy Cane Cocktail | Roses You’ll Want To Grow

America’s Favorite Rose Gardener, Chris VanCleave shares another in his “Roses on the Rise” series showcasing new roses that are superior performers and varieties he’s sure you’ll want to grow. 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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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bare Root?

I remember the first time I ordered roses online and they arrived bare root. Opening that box and seeing those newspaper soaked bare roots staring back at me, I was mortified. How do I plant these? Where is the pot … Continue reading

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Who The Heck Cares Whether You Save A Rose?

America’s Favorite Rose Gardener, Chris VanCleave aka “The Redneck Rosarian” speaks out on the crisis unfolding in Sacramento California’s historic city cemetery. Continue reading

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Glory in the Garden! A Raise Bed Revival

In March of 2010, I began my raised bed adventures by constructing and installing my very first raised bed. I blogged about the experience First Raised Bed.  Drainage issues and a desire to add more and more roses to my … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Roses from Weeks Roses + a Giveaway

Celebrity Rose Gardener Chris VanCleave aka The Redneck Rosarian previews the fabulous new collection of roses from Weeks Roses, named in honor of the internationally acclaimed series, Downton Abbey Continue reading

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