Day 3 – National Rose Month

What better way to celebrate National Rose Month than by picturing people enjoying our National Floral Emblem. Today is day 3 of our rose a day for the month of June and I am including a photo of Birmingham socialite Susie Kissel with her blooms of “Betty Prior” at the Birmingham Rose Show.

Susie Kissel with ‘Betty Prior’ Floribunda

This summer, I want to challenge you to take pictures of people with roses.
It doesn’t matter if they are in the garden, at a rose show, at an event or just holding a handful of blooms. Be creative.

I am featuring the entries on Fridays this summer on a weekly “People & Roses” blog post.

Send them to me at:



On August 30, I will draw from all the entries received. You could win one of the following:

1 year membership to the American Rose Society

A 3-pack of Annie Haven’s Soil Conditioner, “Moo Poo” tea.

If you choose to participate, I believe you will capture something beautiful.

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.
This entry was posted in National Rose Month, People And Roses Project 2011 and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

I Appreciate Your Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s