May 2012 Garden Walk

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 and on his popular website;, 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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8 Responses to May 2012 Garden Walk

  1. Love the garden walk. Always excited to see what Julia Child and her friends are up to! Very interested in the low growing cleome. Haven’t heard of it before!


  2. linda says:

    beautiful and love that last rose! yum 🙂


  3. Thank you for the garden walk. I enjoyed walking through this Friday morning. What a way to start the day. Thank you Chris!


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  5. seniorhiker says:

    You’ve got a beautiful garden, with more than just roses. Our three-year-old Veterans Honor is also very tall and healthy.


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