Shout out to Tom @ www.TallCloverFarm.com for encouraging me to grow ‘Buff Beauty” rose. It is featured in this clip and has been a great rose in my Alabama garden. Besides, anyone who wears kale on their head is a friend of mine……
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.
I appreciated the walk around your beautiful garden! Your heirloom amaryllis is stunning. Until recently I didn’t realize amaryllis would grow outside here. I also love the Buff Beauty rose, though all of your roses are wonderful and look so healthy! What do you spray them with?
I’ll bet your ears were burning this past week. Laura Brookhart was here to photograph our roses and we talked about your beautiful garden. Would love to your to stop by and see what’s blooming. I try not to spray if possible. Once established, most Austins and old garden roses don’t really require it. When I do spray I use Green Cure.
What a lovely walk through your garden. It must be nice to be able to grow your amaryllis outdoors. They look so pretty. I enjoyed all of those beautiful yellow roses today Chris.