Wordless Wednesday

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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.
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6 Responses to Wordless Wednesday

  1. These are stunning! The black artwork is a beautiful rose companion!! Enjoy!

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  2. thefirstrealworldmom says:

    Beautiful! I have lots of wooden fence in my backyard, and you gave me some great ideas on how to make it more attractive! Happy WW!

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  3. lovely Chris, I love climbing roses!

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  4. Cafe au lait says:

    These are lovely. Have a great WW.

    My entry.

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  5. Christina says:

    Hi Chris, very lovely roses you are showing us here! I am especially impressed by ‘Social Climber’. I noticed that the tall canes of your ‘Reine des Violettes’ are a little bit bare. They look exactly like mine do. I thought there is something wrong with my rose or my rose care, but it might be just the habit of this Hybrid Perpetual. Anyway, I will forgive this rose anything because of her unbelievable beautiful blooms :-)!
    Christina

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    • Christina, This is the third year for Social Climber in my garden and this seems to be her year. I planted three side by side and they are really producing some good blooms this spring. I have always thought the same about Reine des Violettes. Such a beautiful rose, I can excuse the lack of foliage. –Chris

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