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.
>Still on spring break? Looks like your getting a good dose of spring fever. It's great isn't it. Love it, we should move to California and have this all year, right?
>What beautiful shots for a Wednesday.Can you hear me sighing Chris? LOL!
>Lovely views. Thank you for putting the location for your Wordless Wednesday so I'd be pulled to look. It was worth the effort.
>You have me wanting to visit Birmingham! Lovely photos. Simply lovely.
>Wow! Those are riotous! My eyes popped out, almost 😀 Lovely shots!