Every Rose Has A Story To Tell

In this month’s issue of ShelbyCoMagazine, I share my heart on how my rose garden came to be and how every rose therein was placed with purpose. I hope you’ll click the link and enjoy the article.


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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4 Responses to Every Rose Has A Story To Tell

  1. Lona says:

    A wonderful piece of writing Chris.


  2. Holleygarden says:

    What a wonderful story! I love that each rose was selected for some special reason. And that you grow a variety of types for a variety of reasons, too.


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  4. Bloomin'Chick Jo says:

    What a great article Chris! I believe too that every rose (everything in a garden) has a story to tell us the gardener and those of us looking at someone’s garden.


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