October is here and our rose garden is winding down for the year. I’m not sure how many more posts we’ll have of blooms from the garden so I took a stroll this morning and this is what I found in bloom. I am hoping for one final burst of color, but this late in the year you never know….
There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom. ~ Ana
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.
beautiful Chris, thank you for sharing your lovely garden!! Love the quote too. I am going to remember it.
Same here. Interesting how we get so used to having the beauty all around us. I miss it when it’s gone.
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With all of the wonder scents and the beautiful roses, it must be a great pleasure to sit on your patio and take it all in, especially now that the weather is so nice. Thanks for the tour!