>Gardener’s Sustainable Living Project

>I made a conscious decision this year to only use organic fertilizers for my roses. It is a part of an effort to try to “go green”. Jan @ThanksForToday Blog is encouraging everyone with her “Gardener’s Sustainable Living Project”and got me to thinking more about practicing a greener lifestyle.

I am currently using the following organic fertilizers:

Alfalfa Meal

I am blogging and logging my progress all year, I hope you will give pause to think about living a greener lifestyle.

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 >Gardener’s Sustainable Living Project

  1. grouchy says:

    >You sure are doing a lot of advertising! Are you opening a business?What organic sprays are you using?


  2. >Hey Jim, Thanks for this comment. I know I can count on you to keep me honest…ha. I only blog about stuff I use that works well in my garden. I am now searching for organic sprays. I am finding that is a bigger task than the fertilizers. Any suggestions?


  3. >Hi Chris,Glad you were able to participate in my project! I really love Annie's MooPoo, as well:-)


  4. grouchy says:

    >There are old timers and one new timer that I know of doing organic spray (of some sort).Check out the blog Rosegasms.


  5. >Dear Chris, Good for you – using organic fertilizers! Thanks for the info re brands, too. I will be interested to know which spray you picked. P.


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