July Garden Walk – Video

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.
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7 Responses to July Garden Walk – Video

  1. Roses look beautiful love the blooms and foliage


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  3. starproms says:

    The roses are beautiful Chris. I particularly like the Julia Child. I noticed that the leaves on your bushes are very healthy looking. Do you spray them and if so, what with? Here in England, in my English rose garden, we have had too much rain. The Gulf Stream is set to change course next week and we will have a respite. We are looking forward to some sunny weather and I will be reporting how my roses are doing then.


    • I only spray if I have a bad problem with disease. I use a dormant spray in winter (Lime Sulphur) which kills many of the spores that cause disease problems in summer. I use a product called “green cure” when I do spray. Hope the weather improves for you.


  4. seniorhiker says:

    I enjoyed the walk through your garden, but I saw a couple of roses that I would like to add to our garden if only I could find a space for them.


  5. I love the Julia child rose. It is very difficult to find Hybrid Teas at the garden centers I go to in Nashville now. No one wants to care for them. I am glad you still grow them. When I visited the Cheekwood gardens today I saw that the Rose Society garden was gone. Now there is just a bench. Surrounded by Knock outs.


    • SW Greenhouse up in White House TN has an awesome selection of Hybrid Tea and other roses. sw-greenhouse.com we order from then in the fall and usually make a trip up during their summer clearance…. check them out. Tell Jeff I sent u


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