Monday Whites

Not only are we seeing the deep rich hues of our dark colored roses, we are also seeing a spectacular showing of white roses this week.

Pictured below are ‘Iceberg’ and ‘Moondance’ Floribundas along with blooms of ‘Pope John Paul II’ hybrid tea. 


Someone told me I should be marking my photos to deter people using my photos without my permission. Do you do this?

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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7 Responses to Monday Whites

  1. Holleygarden says:

    Those are very beautiful pictures. I think it’s smart to mark your pictures. Not sure if it really deters people or not – I think they can ‘erase’ the mark if they’re that smart. But it might deter some. I don’t mark mine – just because I don’t know how! And I’ve seen some marked that really distract from the picture. I like the way you’ve marked yours. Very classy. Again, beautiful pictures. The last one could be a calendar page.


  2. Lona says:

    Hi Chris. I love Iceberg roses but I think I like the shape of the petals on the Moondance roses better. Oh dear, another to the never ending list. LOL!


  3. I don’t mark my pictures; first of all, they’re rarely of publishable quality and second, if I put it out there, I figure “have at it.” I don’t think the reality of someone stealing my picture and making real money off of it is very high and if they do, well, glad to contribute to the employment of somebody else in today’s economy.


  4. Greggo says:

    outstanding. for a rose. lol.


  5. Susan Hemann says:

    Great roses and photos. I think it’s a good idea to mark your photos


  6. Absolutely beautiful roses Chris thank you for the share <|;-) and yes, it's best that we all watermark our pictures!


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