>Wordless Wednesday – "Heartbreaker" Miniature


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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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10 Responses to >Wordless Wednesday – "Heartbreaker" Miniature

  1. caite says:

    >I love how the color of each petal seem to fade..lovely.


  2. HolleyGarden says:

    >I like miniatures. That one does look like a heartbreaker – very handsome.


  3. greggo says:

    >how mini is minature


  4. >Greggo, The blooms are about 3" wide. the bush, when mature will be about 3' x 3'. Miniature rose does not mean miniature bush…..LOL Hope you are well!


  5. Susie says:

    >Hey Redneck, I just wanted to check in on you since I know storms went thru AL last night. Hope you are safe.


  6. AVCr8teur says:

    >What beautiful flowers you have. Wished I have a green thumb.


  7. >Chris, I just saw the news of tornado damage in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. I hope you and yours are safe and sound, sending prayers your way.


  8. >Susie & Tom: Mercifully, we were spared the brunt of the storm here in Helena. The mile wide tornado came very close, the devestation is like nothing I have ever seen. Two of my co-workers lost everything. Thanks for your prayers and concern. —Chris


  9. >Dear Chris, "Heartbreaker" is lovely and aptly named. I am praying for your coworkers and you in the aftermath of the tornado. P.


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