Sundays In The South – Freedom’s Never Free

Not much commentary today. The words of this song and the images presented tell the story far better than I ever could.

One of the best ways I know of to honor our Veteran’s in the garden is to plant a rose in their honor. Veteran’s Honor is a beautiful red hybrid tea. When they bloom, take some to someone who has served and tell them thank you for their service to our country. The great blanket of freedom and protection we all sleep under each night is due to their valiant service.

Veteran’s Honor – hybrid tea


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 and on his popular website;, 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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3 Responses to Sundays In The South – Freedom’s Never Free

  1. steph_gem says:

    >As the proud sister of my veteren brother, I 100% agree… Plus its a gorgeous rose.


  2. Masha says:

    >Veterans' Honor is indeed a beautiful rose, and you captured it beautifully.


  3. barbara wise says:

    >Love this post. Thank-you for remembering all who serve our country


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