>Heads Up Alabama!

>Dean Hodge, a good friend and celebrated ARS Certified Arrangement Judge made these “rose heads” for a local fundraiser sponsored by the downtown Birmingham Public Library. The event, “Heads Up Alabama” raises funds for mental health awareness. I thought they were spectacular.


Dean and her husband Glenn are long time members of the Birmingham Rose Society and grow about 300 or so rose bushes at their home in Chelsea Alabama.


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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3 Responses to >Heads Up Alabama!

  1. >Wow, 300 and I thought 90 was a lot. Cool heads. Never seen that done before.~~Dee


  2. >What beauties for a wonderful cause. They do have the prettiest hairdos.


  3. debsgarden says:

    >How cute! Great idea. The roses are amazing.


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