>Wordless Wednesday – My Most Fragrant Rose


“Double Delight” – Hybrid Tea
Taken: August 2010

“You can’t light a candle to show others the way without feeling the warmth of the bright little ray. And you can’t give a rose, all fragrant with dew without part of its fragrance remaining with you”….Helen Steiner Rice


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 – My Most Fragrant Rose

  1. matron says:

    >This is such a lovely rose and the verse is so sweet,love it.I am starting a rose garden this year,would welcome your recommendations for fragrant roses,in a variety of colours.They would have to be hardy,to suit our climate.Any advice would be most welcome.Carolyn.


  2. Katydid says:

    >What a beautiful rose. I am SO ready to see my roses again. I plan to enlarge my little rose garden. I would like to work in some flowers among them. Any suggestions?Kelly


  3. Roger says:

    >Very nice macro! And a cool take on life. Thanks for visiting.


  4. debsgarden says:

    >Such a beautiful rose and wonderful fragrance, too! If it is disease resistant, I would say that's a perfect rose. You have something to look forward to, come spring!


  5. koimiller says:

    >I agree, Double Delight is a very fragrant rose. I love to grow it in my rose gardens. Another rose I love to grow, maybe not quite as fragrant as Double Delight is the rose Parole. It is a large beautiful dark pink and fragrant rose sure to stir your senses.


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