>Our Rose Garden


This journal will be used as a chronicle of events as transcribed from my handwritten Garden Journal. I often logged entries related to the care and growing our roses. I began this journal after moving to a new house in the fall of 2005 as a way to keep up with the progress of our very small vegtable garden and a curious sickly Pink Rose bush we had growing in our back garden. I began to read and study Rose care, and got hooked!

I have always been a fan of Roses. My mother had them when I was growing up and it always interested me when she would cut them nearly to the ground in the spring and by summer they were larger than ever.
This is our story………..

About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at About.com and on his popular website; RedneckRosarian.com, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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1 Response to >Our Rose Garden

  1. tbrose says:

    What a great beginning.


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