>People & Roses Project 2011 – Week 1


It’s week 1 of this project and the photos are coming in!
In honor of the Birmingham Rose Show this weekend

Week 1 is dedicated to the members of the Birmingham Rose Society

Birmingham Rose Society member Sharon Bamberg smiles as she just won a rose bush at the April meeting of the society.
Robert “Bob” Eskew is a Past President of the Birmingham Rose Society, is an Accredited Horticulture Judge and is also an ARS Certified Consulting Rosarian.

(Love his t-shirt – “Real Men Grow Roses”)

Birmingham Rose Society members Edine Duke & Judy Williams
selling roses at the 2010 Rose Show

Gloria & James Purnell with “Old Blush”
Gloria is the Immediate Past President of the Birmingham Rose Society, is a ARS Consulting Rosarian and an Accredited Horticulture Judge.

Dean Hodge enjoys a moment in her Chelsea, AL garden.

Dean is an Accredited Arrangement Judge,
Horticulture Judge and is a ARS Certified Consulting Rosarian.

Last but not least, “The RedneckRosarian” in the garden.
This picture was taken by Bevery Taylor at the Birmingham News for a story they did to promote the Birmingham Rose Show.
Read the story by clicking here

Remember to send your photo’s to be included in the “People & Roses Project 2011”

Send your entries to: Chris@RedneckRosarian.com

Everyone who sends photos will be entered into a drawing for the following:

1 yr membership to the American Rose Society
A 3-pack of Annie Haven’s “MooPoo” tea, soil conditioner


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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One Response to >People & Roses Project 2011 – Week 1

  1. greggo says:

    >So wheres the redneck? Looks like you need a little more sun to me. lol. Have fun at the show, and kick some bootie.


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