New Roses Arrive For 2013

I have said it before and I’ll say it again, I get a little too excited when FED Ex begins his annual pilgrimage to doorstep with his annual deliveries of roses. When I spied that large box on the doorstep, I knew it had to be opened immediately. Even though still dressed in my banker clothes, I had to check out the bounty that had been so carefully wrapped by one of my favorite rose suppliers; S & W Greenhouse.

I shot this brief video to reveal what was inside….  Needles to say, i’ll be planting roses this weekend.

And oh, for the record. I don’t garden in a suit and tie…. #JustSayin


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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13 Responses to New Roses Arrive For 2013

  1. Bernice says:

    Best wishes on plantinng your roses this weekend!!


  2. elenaw says:

    But the suit and tie really gave some class to the video!


  3. L`Adelaide says:

    yay for you! I’m looking forward to seeing these too!


  4. renata says:

    It’s always Christmas at my house when new plants arrive 🙂 Enjoy and may they give you lots of joy.


  5. Sue hemann says:

    To funny about the suit. I wouldn’t wait to open it either. How exciting, to cold here to order anything.


  6. I have a similar reaction to those FED EX deliveries in the spring–if you add “jumping up and down and squealing! And, I can tell you that from my PJs to my Sunday best, I garden in whatever I’m wearing … or so my husband likes to say. #notimetowaste #burningdaylight 🙂


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  8. Laurie says:

    Good luck with the roses. I look forward to seeing pictures of them over the summer.


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