Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day is a great way to share the blooms in your garden.
Thanks to May Dreams Gardens  for sponsoring this event.

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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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21 Responses to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

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  2. ‘Dream Come True’ is outstanding, Chris! Wow. Love it.


  3. Chris a nice selection. Looks like a little moisture has formed your way.


  4. Laurie says:

    “Mr. Lincoln” is one of my all-time favorites. Your “Dream Come True” looks stunning, though.


    • Thanks. This is my second Mr. Lincoln. I have a bed just for “Presidential” roses. ‘Ronald Reagan’ “Lady Bird” “Barbara Bush” and of course Honest Abe…. 🙂 It is a bipartisan effort to bring dem and rep together… if no where else but in the garden! HA!


      • Laurie says:

        Oh good for you! When I taught at the University of Oregon, I was friends with the wife of the President and she used to let me tend the Presidential Wives’ Rose Garden : )


  5. Phillip says:

    Very nice Chris! What English roses do the best for you?


  6. CurtissAnn says:

    One of my first roses was Mr. Lincoln (and me from the South :). I grew it on the Oklahoma plain. Can you imagine. That thing was tough! And lovely.


  7. seniorhiker says:

    Your picture of Dream Come True with the water drops is absolutely beautiful. We had this rose, but it didn’t survive two winters ago. It was the only rose we lost. Our Mister Lincoln is trying to give Veteran’s Honor a run for its money this year. I enjoyed all your photos from your beautiful garden.


  8. aloha,

    love the roses especially sentimental, thats one floribunda, wish i could grow those in my zone 😦


  9. Your roses are so beautiful and I love the first photo of ‘Dream Come True’-so fititng for the rose. Happy GBBD!


  10. Holleygarden says:

    Very nice. I love the look of Scentimental. And the second photo is so colorful and enchanting.


  11. Hannah says:

    Lovely roses. I featured roses this month on GBBD too, the only one we had in common was Scentimental. I love those variegated roses. I would follow you but I only do Google Friend Connect and I don’t see that on your blog, as emails get too oppressive.


  12. Oh my goodness, that first picture is just breathtaking! I love roses, and I’m s a sucker for roses that have varying colors. Glad to find you through the bloom day! 🙂


  13. Scott says:

    Lovely post…the rain drops are the icing on the cake, so to speak 🙂


  14. Alyssa says:

    WOW, wish I had your green thumb. Beautiful! 🙂


  15. debsgarden says:

    Your roses are looking wonderful! I especially like the photo with the urn, and Scentimental is still a favorite since you introduced it to me.


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