What a difference a couple of weeks makes in the garden. The warm temps (80’s) in March have caused our roses to begin early. I actually pruned most of my roses pretty hard this year and did not expect to see many blooms until late April, yet here they come at the end of March!
If you follow this blog or my antics on Facebook, Twitter or BlogTalkRadio then you know that I take a daily garden walk. I take a few moments each day to check on the status of what’s growing and to have some quiet time with God. Some of the best decisions of my life have been made while walking or working in my garden.
My garden is an ongoing work. I am constantly adding, changing and hopefully improving my garden.
I hope you enjoy this stroll as much as I did. Stay tuned! Can’t wait to do a “Flush of Bloom” video! Woot! Woot!
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.
Breathtaking and so very early!
Some of my best thoughts happen when I am pulling weeds!
Couldn’t tell your from Alabama. lol. Loved your tour. The rock is cool. Also enjoyed the bird sounds. Thanks Chris, felt like I was there. Unfortunately I miss early moring sunrise in the garden, as I leave before 6 a.m.
I grew up in Nashville, so my accent is a mix of TN & AL accents which are very different!
Dear Chris, I so much enjoyed touring your beautiful rose garden with you! Very inspirational! I need to get to work on my roses now — they are way behind yours, but still ahead of where they normally are for this time of year. Thanks for the tour. P. x