>Summer Garden Tours

As a part of our local rose society, each year in May, June and July we hold monthly meetings out in the gardens of our members and friends. This weekend we toured a members garden. I call it a hillside rose garden. This type of activity helps me to see someone else’s gardening practices in action and I always come away with some good ideas and a list of roses I just gotta have! This garden was filled with beautiful roses and some spectacular climbing roses. A delicious meal was served by our hostess and a good time was had by all in attendance.

“Artistry” Hybrid Tea


Stunning garden rose

Guests viewing the gardens

Beautiful white Lily

‘Fouth of July’ Climbing Rose

Another beautiful climber!

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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3 Responses to >Summer Garden Tours

  1. Diane says:

    >Beautiful roses. And I love that white daylily! Cheers from Ontario


  2. RobinL says:

    I see we have similiar tastes in climbing roses! Come see my Fourth of July climbing up my new trellis. Aren’t they lovely?


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