>October Rose Society Meeting


The October meeting of the Birmingham Rose Society was very interesting. It was “Open Forum” night. Anyone could bring your rose questions to be answered by an ARS Consulting Rosarian. There were some good questions and answers. I learned a little about spraying. Also, about organic rose gardening.

Several members brought in blooms from their gardens. It was quite a mini-rose show without all the exhibition jitters!!!!
I took several bloom from my beloved Pink rose bush for identification, no one present could pin point it down. Many said it definately was NOT Queen Elizabeth!

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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One Response to >October Rose Society Meeting

  1. Gloria Bonde says:

    >I too love roses -Great pictures – I have a picture of a Reine Victoria in full bloom on my blog here in zone 4 South Dakota –


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