Farm Markets & Glorious Gardens

This weekend I will be sharing rose growing information with the Birmingham Rose Society at Helena Market Days – a local farm market and I hope if you are in the area you’ll stop by and see us.  Locally grown farm fresh fruits, vegetables and rose info! 8-12 noon on Saturday.  Who could ask for more, right?

This week on Rose Chat Radio – While i’m out sharing roses Teresa Byington & Susan Fox will be on the air this week with our guest from the Friends of the San Jose Rose Garden!

Hear the wonderful story of how a group of dedicated volunteers began a rose garden revival in San Jose California that has won national acclaim. Join us as we welcome Beverly Rose Hopper, co-founder of the Friends of the San Jose Rose Garden.

We’ll be talking with Beverly about how a community came together to build what is now America’s Best Rose garden.

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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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3 Responses to Farm Markets & Glorious Gardens

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  2. Wishing I had the bandwidth! 😦


  3. Helena Market Days sound such fun, Chris. I wish I could be there! P. x


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