For Chris VanCleave aka "The Redneck Rosarian", growing roses has become a passion. Chris currently serves as President of the Birmingham Rose Society and is an active member of the American Rose Society serving on the Marketing and Membership committees. His writing appears at About.com, ShelbyCo Magazine and on his popular blog, RedneckRosarian.com where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. Creator and host of Rose Chat Radio, the only broadcast dedicated to growing roses, Chris is a tireless advocate of our national floral emblem; the rose. He and his wife tend a rose garden of over 150 roses just south of Birmingham, Alabama.