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.
Beauties for the Beauty!
Nice portrait, the colors are beautiful. Good day Nonoy Manga
I am impressed with such peace and beauty from a moments reflection … the youth of her soul finds its blush colored in delightful jubilation … such as only roses give life to our cheeks.. give rise to love’s eternal age!
Thank-you for posting such a wonderful moment.
Aw.. such a sweet photo. Is that your Mother?
Well, she very well could be. Such a dear sweet friend. I helped her daughter plant some roses last year, her mother (pictured here) was visiting for Easter and was overcome with the beauty of the blooms and sent me this photo to share. Such dear and precious people.
That smile says it all!
Wonderful smile thank you for the share
Love it. I worked in horticultural therapy for several years. This picture says it all.