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 love looking at your roses in bloom. Scentimental looks so pretty and I love the Betty Boop rose. Mine are all in bud now but I am glad they are not blooming yet with the cold windy weather this coming week.
Hope all your young buds survive the cold snap. They will be in full bloom before you know it!
Such pretty roses! Bird girl looks regal! Are those the white iris?
She is a favorite in our garden. No, these are the tall purple bearded iris from my mother in law. She always has the prettiest iris
It’s lovely to see your roses blooming, Chris. Makes me anxious for mine to get started, but we are ages behind you.
They will be in bloom before you know it!
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