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.
Thanks for the tour. Everything looks so beautiful! I can just imagine the fragrance!
Your garden is beautiful. Thank you for sharing and giving us inspiration to grow roses!!
Thank you for your kind words. You are welcome to come see the garden anytime….
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I like the wagon planter! We have one of those old wagons that the kids (and I) used to play with. Not sure if my spouse would let me turn it into a planter, though.
Hi Chris, I enjoyed the tour of your garden! It is on the verge of spectacular. I love the stepping stones you said were made locally. Can you tell me where you got them? Thanks, and happy spring! Deb
The stepping stones came from the little garden shop on the corner of oxmoor and greenssprings in homewood. Not sure the name of it.