Wordless Wednesday

'Belle Story' David Austin English Rose

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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12 Responses to Wordless Wednesday

  1. Greggo says:

    Nice, I guess your roses are handling the heat and humidity.


    • I have hired people to hold umbrellas over them during the 100+ degree days….. Just kidding… Actually, they have done remarkably well in the heat. I try to plant roses that can withstand the hot temps. I have also been religious in my watering program this year. I have noticed a big difference in repeat blooms and over all plant health….. Hope all is well in your “neck of the woods”


  2. Karen says:

    That is so beautiful.


  3. Cafe au lait says:

    Beautiful shot.

    I played too. Mine are here and here.


  4. Langley says:

    So delicate, the petals almost look transparent. Happy Wordless Wednesday.
    Hearts in Fur Coats


  5. Denise says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, love the close-up shot and the delicate softness to this photo. Thanks so much for stopping by and wishing me a happy birthday 🙂


  6. So pretty! I wish we still had roses in our yard.


  7. lfwaterloo says:

    Beautiful picture!!! Thanks for dropping by.


  8. Autumn Belle says:

    Such a delicate beauty. I can almost smell its perfume!


  9. AVCr8teur says:

    Your roses are beautiful. I must not be watering mine enough.


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