>Wordless Wednesday – "Peace"

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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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6 Responses to >Wordless Wednesday – "Peace"

  1. >As much as I like the rose 'Peace' and her coloring, I love the story of her creation during WWII even more. Beautiful photos after a rain perhaps?~~Dee

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  2. >Dee,Yes, we have been having some much needed showers in Birmingham. After 44 days over above 90 degree weather, it sure is welcome! I also love this rose for all it represents. I planted it in memory of my Mom who passed away in 2006. Thanks for stopping by…..

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  3. >Beautiful! I love the pictures of flowers with raindrops on them. I don't know why, but they change the whole mood of the picture. I really have to learn how to better use my camera! Happy WW!

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  4. Laura says:

    >Beautiful! We could all use a little peace. I tried this rose in my garden a few years back, unfortunately I was unable to give peace a chance. It didn't make it through one especially bad winter. Sigh.

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  5. Lisa says:

    >Beautiful! The rain/dew's a wonderful touch.

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  6. Jenn says:

    >The dew on it is all sparkly & beautiful! Well done =)

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