>Wordless Wednesday – Dunn Formal Rose Garden, Birmingham, AL

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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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5 Responses to >Wordless Wednesday – Dunn Formal Rose Garden, Birmingham, AL

  1. Christine B. says:

    >Wow, roses blooming in January! I bet that garden smells divine. No roses here, it's snowing right now…again. Guess I'd better get shovelling.Christine in Alaska

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  2. >Christine, this picture was taken in May of last year, during the "flush of bloom", Mother's day weekend. It is my fav rose picture by far. Just layers and layers of blooms.!!!!

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  3. debsgarden says:

    >Beautiful roses – I love to visit this place , picking out my favorites! A nice perk-me-up for winter!

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  4. Rosey Pollen says:

    >Magnificent! You are lucky to live in such a warm place. And to be able to enjoy such splendid roses in January. Thanks for sharing these.Rosey

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  5. >I understand why this is your favorite pic. I HAVE to visit!! Thanks for sharing.

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