Watch “Rose Garden Tour – August 2011” on YouTube

A quick video tour of our summer rose garden. We have about sixty roses under cultivation within the confines of our fenced backyard. Enjoy the tour.  My apologies for the videography!

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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6 Responses to Watch “Rose Garden Tour – August 2011” on YouTube

  1. Holley says:

    Very nice. I really like your raised beds. I bet the fragrance in your garden is wonderful. At :35 there is a red-orange rose that really caught my eye. Maybe next time you can let us know the names of the roses. Your roses look very happy.


    • Holley, Thanks for stopping by. That rose is a Don Juan climbing rose. They are a true red, but the sun casts a orange glow on them. I need to film during non sunny hours and become a little more savy on sound and text on videos! All in due time…. We have been watering weekly and applying soil conditioner all summer. It seems to have paid off….


  2. Dear Chris, What a wonderful treat to tour your lovely garden. Thank you. P.


  3. jim says:

    Chris, you got room for at least two hundred more!


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