Boundless Possibility – New Article For ShelbyCo Magazine

This time of year makes me extremely hopeful…. Spring is coming, but it is also a time of reflection. In my latest article for ShelbyCo Magazine, I explore the boundless possibility of gardening and personal development.  I hope you will link on over and read it. Your comments are always welcomed!

Boundless Possibility 


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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3 Responses to Boundless Possibility – New Article For ShelbyCo Magazine

  1. debsgarden says:

    Great articleI I have noticed other articles you have written for Shelby County Reporter. Do you do this on a regular basis or just on occasion?


  2. Dear Chris, I would love to read your article, but the link didn’t work for me. P. x


  3. Dear Chris, Now I read it, thank you. Very inspirational! You give me hope that while pruning is not my strongest point — in my garden or in my life — this spring will be different. P. x


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