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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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OSO Happy Smoothie – A Proven Winner

Rose Gardening expert Chris VanCleave shares his thoughts and experience growing roses from Proven Winners OSO Happy & OSO Easy collections. Continue reading

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Start Zinnia Seeds Indoors For Early Blooms

Rosarian Chris VanCleave, aka “The Redneck Rosarian” shares tips on sowing zinnia seeds indoors for early blooms. Continue reading

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Get Inspired. Get Started. – Growing Roses In Alabama – Home & Garden Show

Chris VanCleave – The “RedneckRosarian” takes the stage this weekend at the Birmingham Home & Garden Show. Continue reading

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Winter Rose Care

Chris VanCleave shares his tips for caring for roses in winter at the Home Depot Garden Club. Continue reading

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Why I Grow Roses

Rose gardening expert Chris VanCleave, aka “The Redneck Rosarian” shares the heartfelt story of why he grows roses. Chris says, “Roses tend to bring out the best in people, I know they have brought out the best in me.” Continue reading

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Come Before Winter – Sunday’s In The South

Chris VanCleave, aka “The Redneck Rosarian” shares his tips on cleaning up your garden and your life for the winter ahead. Continue reading

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