Celebrate The Joy That Roses Bring – Prom Week

Its prom season in Alabama. We welcomed a group of young people to our garden today who wanted to take pictures among the roses. We were happy to oblige them. The entourage swept in and in no time at all, they were gone. Just like our youth. When we were there, we thought it would last forever, now i’m just wondering where it went……

This last photo is me and Tina at our Prom. Vintage 1983… My, how times have changed….

Vintage VanCleave circa 1983

About RedneckRosarian

For Chris VanCleave aka "The Redneck Rosarian", growing roses has become a passion. An American Rose Society Accredited Consulting Rosarian, Chris is an active member of the Birmingham Rose Society and most recently served two terms as President. He is a member of the American Rose Society serving on the Marketing and Membership committees. His writing appears at About.com, on his popular blog, RedneckRosarian.com where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. Creator and host of Rose Chat Radio, the only broadcast dedicated to growing roses, Chris is a tireless advocate of our national floral emblem; the rose. He and his wife tend a rose garden of over 150 roses just south of Birmingham, Alabama.
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12 Responses to Celebrate The Joy That Roses Bring – Prom Week

  1. Greggo says:

    Quite dapper there Chris.


  2. Chris, it was prom day here for us as well. We got some photos of my own daughter among the roses at home, and many parents around here flock to the K-State rose garden. It’s nice of you to open your garden to provide memories to the teens and parents!


  3. What a lovely photo of you and your wife! It is so nice of you to allow people to get photo’s in your garden. Garden’s are for sharing are they not!


  4. It must have been quite a treat to have your roses as the backdrop for the big day, beautiful pictures!


  5. deborahelliott says:

    Your wonderful garden was the perfect backdrop for some great prom shots.Yes, those were the days. I love the photo of you and Tina! You both look like babies!


  6. I agree with the others…your garden is lovely and will be remembered each time the families look back on those school memories. Kudos to you guys…what a great way to be a part of the community.


  7. What a special evening. I just love the picture of you and Tina.


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