Day 8 – National Rose Month

‘Social Climber’ – Climbing Rose

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A beautiful soft pink rose. We have three growing up trellises on our neighbors fence behind a row of knockouts. one blushing, two rainbow. Makes a nice bed of pink roses.


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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2 Responses to Day 8 – National Rose Month

  1. Rosey Pollen says:

    So did you move because Blogger was being difficult? I do like this new site. Looks good.


    • Hey, great to hear from you. I have the need to be more mobile and WP has some great features to help with that. They are also more Twitter friendly. The downtime issues were also aggrivating


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