>Morning Garden Walks


Each morning I am up around 5:30 and embark upon what is usually the happiest part of the day: my morning garden walk. Here I find the beauty and serenity of my garden as it was meant to be. I walk along ,camera in one hand a cup of coffee in another soaking in all that it has to offer.  I often pray on these walks. Something about being alone with God’s creation takes puts me in an attitude of gratitude and so I thank God for all he’s doing in my life and in the lives of my friends and acquaintances.  Since I planted my first rose,  I have always been able to take comfort here.  Blessings to you this day…


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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4 Responses to >Morning Garden Walks

  1. steph_gem says:

    >I know exactly what you mean. There is also something very special about that first morning light. I love the way the lighter roses especially white roses just glow.


  2. >I am often in the garden with my coffee cup and camera. The quietude of early morning and the first light of the day is a true restorative.Thanks for the posting!Sandra


  3. greggo says:

    >Thank you as you "took" me along with you during your walk this morning. Today my bride and I shared our 31st anniversary. It was a wonderful day beginning with our walk early this morning.


  4. madcobug says:

    >Your roses are beautiful. Sounds like a perfect morning walking through your garden. Helen


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