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User Image redneckrosarian Posted: Nov 16, 2017 11:46 PM (UTC)
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We’re still seeing a few blooms in the garden and I just love the variation in color on this bloom of ‘Albrighton Rambler’. #Roses #RoseChat #EnglishRoses
User Image redneckrosarian Posted: Nov 12, 2017 6:07 PM (UTC)
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User Image redneckrosarian Posted: Nov 12, 2017 5:20 PM (UTC)
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November in Alabama means it’s time to close the garden fountain for the year. It is disassembled and given a scrub with a brush and warm soapy water. The lower and middle basins are turned upside down on the pedestal to prevent water accumulation. We reassemble and leave in the garden until the threat of freezing weather has past in early spring. I’ll miss the soothing sound of moving water in the garden. #FallCleanUp #RoseGarden #LifeAndRoses
User Image redneckrosarian Posted: Nov 12, 2017 3:18 AM (UTC)
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We spent the last half of the afternoon walking through the Twickenham Historic District in downtown Huntsville. This storied residence is for sale and quickly caught my attention. The house was built in 1836 and was home to Thomas Bibb and family. He was Alabama’s first President of the State Senate and the second Governor of Alabama. It is said that General Sherman occupied this house during the Civil War. This is my kinda house but for one exception; no room for roses... The ancient magnolias are too beautiful to be removed. 😂🌹#historichome #oldhouse #huntsvilleal #OldHouseLove
User Image redneckrosarian Posted: Nov 12, 2017 2:36 AM (UTC)
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Lowe Mill is the largest private arts facility in the United States. This thriving artist community is housed in a former cotton mill in Huntsville Alabama. Constructed in 1900 by Authur H. Lowe, this brick structure became Huntsville’s fifth textile mill. #LoweMill #RedBrick #architecturelovers #Architecture #BrickWork
User Image redneckrosarian Posted: Nov 12, 2017 2:21 AM (UTC)
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Stained glass artisan Robert Perrella creates custom stained glass pieces at his Lowe Mill Studio. #StainedGlass #LoweMill #SouthernMakers #Artist #visithuntsville #Alabama
User Image redneckrosarian Posted: Nov 12, 2017 2:02 AM (UTC)
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Next stop on my day trip to Huntsville is Lowe Mill. This veritable enclave for artisans and makers in Alabama is an innovative approach to expose people the vibrant Huntsville arts scene. #LoweMill @lowemillarts #visithuntsville #ipulledoverforthis #TravelAlabama #Alabama
User Image redneckrosarian Posted: Nov 12, 2017 1:22 AM (UTC)
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The arbor gate creates an inviting entry between a y’all hedge of Yupon Holly’s at the Cochran-Edmonson House in New Market, Alabama. #TravelAlabama #NewMarket #OldHouseLove #ipulledoverforthis #Alabama @jbpuck - Project idea!!!
User Image redneckrosarian Posted: Nov 12, 2017 1:13 AM (UTC)
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User Image redneckrosarian Posted: Nov 12, 2017 1:09 AM (UTC)
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The Cochran-Edmonson house in New Market Alabama c. 1882. Love the architectural details on this house. A hidden treasure #TravelAlabama #NewMarket #OldHouseLove #ipulledoverforthis #Alabama
User Image redneckrosarian Posted: Nov 12, 2017 12:58 AM (UTC)
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Spent the day with a buddy of mine poking around North Central Alabama. The Winchester Manor, is one of two beautifully restored homes in the little knock about town of New Market Alabama. Reminded me of the town where the film “Fried Green Tomatoes” was filmed #TravelAlabama #NewMarket #OldHouseLove #ipulledoverforthis #Alabama
User Image redneckrosarian Posted: Nov 9, 2017 10:43 PM (UTC)
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Had the privilege of hosting Mr. Don Lupo at our quarterly Community Service Lunch & Learn. He serves in the Mayors office as the Director of Citizens Assistance for the City of Birmingham and gave a compelling presentation on the needs of the homeless in our city. #LunchAndLearn #inbirmingham #birminghamAL @cityofbirmingham
User Image redneckrosarian Posted: Nov 8, 2017 1:57 PM (UTC)
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It’s November and “Climbing Pinkie” is blooming her heart out on the back fence. This is one climber that is in some form of bloom all season long. She’s had some die back this year, but has rebounded splendidly. #RoseChat #Roses #earthkindroses
User Image redneckrosarian Posted: Nov 7, 2017 1:13 PM (UTC)
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Out in the garden early this morning and am amazed by the intricate bloom structure and color variations of ‘Clotilde Soupert’. This 1890 circa polyantha is as fragrant as it is beautiful. #Roses #GrowRoses #RoseChat
User Image redneckrosarian Posted: Nov 5, 2017 12:22 PM (UTC)
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“If you're going to be passionate about something, be passionate about learning. If you're going to fight something, fight for those in need. If you're going to question something, question authority. If you're going to lose something, lose your inhibitions. If you're going to gain something, gain respect and confidence. And if you're going to hate something, hate the false idea that you are not capable of your dreams." #APassion4Roses #TheTimeIsNow #ThePoetsWife
User Image redneckrosarian Posted: Nov 4, 2017 4:56 PM (UTC)
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‘Tahitian Treasure’ greeted me in the garden this morning. Grateful for a few final blooms of the season. This Floribunda is a great garden rose that requires very little care. #Roses #RoseChat
User Image redneckrosarian Posted: Nov 1, 2017 12:49 AM (UTC)
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I love this fragrant rose from our garden tonight; ‘Dark Desire’ is a hybrid tea from Kordes that is producing some lovely final blooms of the year. #Roses #RoseChat #Kordes #hybridtea
User Image redneckrosarian Posted: Oct 31, 2017 12:49 AM (UTC)
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Back home and out in the garden this evening. Found a few blooms of ‘Peggy Martin’ on the pergola as I walked beneath it. A “wow” rose in early Spring, it always surprises us with a few blooms in fall. #RoseChat #PeggyMartinRose #Roses #ClimbingRoses
User Image redneckrosarian Posted: Oct 29, 2017 12:16 PM (UTC)
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It was so good to see my friend David Clemons this weekend. A master hybridizer and exhibitor, he’s made the rose world sit up and take notice of his Thoroughbred roses now grown and exhibited around the world. #myARSStory
User Image redneckrosarian Posted: Oct 28, 2017 10:49 PM (UTC)
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After my talk today to a capacity crowd at the Pacific Northwest District of the American Rose Society Meeting where I challenged those assembled to do things differently to grow the American Rose Society, a lady walked up to me and showed me this quote. She said “this suits you to a T.” You’ve got my vote! “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” #MyARSStory #RoseChat #TheTimeIsNow iGrowRoses.org