My Guest Post @ GaGa’s Garden

I am proud to be today’s guest blogger over at Gagas Garden Blog.

Link to my post on her blog

 For me, Growing roses has become a passion, GaGa has the fever too! Not to be confused with the stage and screen GaGa, this GaGa’s got heart. And soul! She is the original GaGa and she can prove it!

Check out my blog post and GaGa’s posts too! Her strand theory will get you thinking……

Happy Friday!

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 and on his popular website;, 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 My Guest Post @ GaGa’s Garden

  1. >What a wonderful posting Chris. Your Mother would be proud of all of your roses now.I think gardeners have each got fond memories or inspiration that brought them the love of gardening. Thank you for sharing yours.


  2. >Dear Chris, Thank you for introducing us to Gaga's blog. Congratulations on being chosen guest blogger there. Your article is very moving. P


  3. >Will check it out Chris. I just found your blog today so I'm definitely interested! Happy gardening…


  4. Jennifer says:

    >Just read your guest post and was shocked to hear you mention Lawrenceburg TN…I live very near there and did live there myself for 8.5 yrs. Small world. Yes, southern women still keep the red rose worn if your mother is still living and white if she is not. Unfortunately I lost my mom 7 yrs ago and would be in the white rose club. I did a post last year if you visit my archives called the Rose of my Childhood. I have strong memories of the light pink once bloomer that was SO fragrant. We moved into that home in 1976 and the little old lady that sold it to us built the house in 1942. It grew and bloomed for years before it died suddenly. Back then there was not a Lowe's on every corner to buy roses…so mom was especially proud of that rose and other heirloom flowers she inherited with that house. Just wanted to commend you on such a sweet post on moms and roses.


  5. >Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your roses are beautiful.


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