Fill The Frame – Gardening Gone Wild Post

'Cherry Parfait' - Grandiflora

This is my entry for this month’s Gardening Gone Wild Blog photo contest.


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 Fill The Frame – Gardening Gone Wild Post

  1. Linda says:

    You have such a beautiful rose garden! It makes me miss my dad’s roses.


  2. Lona says:

    What a gorgeous picture of the Parfait rose Chris. Good luck in the contest! I got a new Edmund’s Roses catalog in the mail yesterday and was drooling over some of the new roses for 2012 and those to be added in 2013. I have to make another rose bed somewhere. LOL!


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