>Wordless Wednesday – "Swamp Rose" Species Rose



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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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4 Responses to >Wordless Wednesday – "Swamp Rose" Species Rose

  1. >What a sweet, sweet rose! I love it.


  2. Jim Groble says:

    >Since I am clueless on roses and you are my expert, can I grow this rose where the ground is moist year round? It is in 50/50 sun. jim


  3. >Jim, This rose is planted in an area that is damp a good part of the time and seems to thrive. Originally, it was found growing wild along the river bank in moist soil. If the space gets at least five hours of sun a day, I would give it a try. More mature plants will reach the 5'x5' size range. It blooms only once in the spring/early summer and has a wonderful fragrance.


  4. Tina says:

    >who would have thought by the name it would be so nice.My entry is at my Mummy Diaries blog


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