Remembering My Garden on Wordless Wednesday

My Rose Garden | June 2012

Artistry – Hybrid Tea

My Rose Garden – June 2012

Veteran’s Honor – Hybrid Tea

Betty Boop | Floribunda

Tabasco Cat | Miniflora

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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19 Responses to Remembering My Garden on Wordless Wednesday

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  2. elenawill says:

    Nice to remember what it was like in June. Very beautiful garden and excellent rose culture!


  3. Oh, I want to be like Alice and shrink down so I am smaller than a caterpillar and then curl up and live in your Artistry Hybrid Tea when it blooms. Those lovely petals would make a fine house don’t you think?


  4. The color of that Artistry Hybrid Tea rose is so intense.


  5. I love the “Betty Boop” floribunda. Just curious- does it have “Betty Prior” genes in there somewhere?


  6. Randy says:

    As always, gorgeous flowers. I’m so envious of your roses. I have such a horrible problem with black spot. Even with the aniques…


  7. Christina says:

    Hi Chris, your garden in June is certainly something to remember! What a lovely photo! Makes me longing for the spring flush next year! I also especially like the photos of ‘Veteran’s Honor’ and ‘Tabasco Cat’, both seem to be outstanding roses. Thanks for posting!


  8. Julie K. says:

    What a beautiful roses! I wish I could smell them! It is obvious that you care of your garden with love. If everybody had such an amazing and colorful garden around the house, life would be happier.


  9. Showers of Roses says:

    Beautiful garden!


  10. spdmama says:

    There’s a new WW collaborative Linky Party in town! Please add your Wordless Wednesday to


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