Look Out Arkansas, Here I Come! Garden2Blog 2013

I am very excited to share that in just under 10 days I will join an select group of garden bloggers in Little Rock for Garden2Blog 2013.

Garden 2 Blog 2013

Garden 2 Blog 2013

Each year garden designer and lifestyle expert P. Allen Smith assembles a group of bloggers at his beautiful home for two days of gardening, learning, laughter and good growing fun with some of the garden bloggers I have come to know and admire such as Carolyn Binder of Cowlick Cottage Farm, The SeedKeeper Girls & the fine folks at Star Roses & Plants just to name a few.

Many of you who listen to Rose Chat Radio may not know that though we host this popular show on-air together, Teresa Byington and I have never actually met. Nor have I met Annie Haven, of Haven Brand Soil Conditioners. It seems that this will be our year! We are all on the invite list and will meet in person.

We will tour gardens, lunch at the Governor’s Mansion,  and take an in-depth look at Moss Mountain Farm; Allen’s 600 acre sustainable farm as well as participate in a day of intensive workshops with topics ranging from Soil to of course, roses!

I am particularly excited to see the rose garden Allen designed. Here is a video clip on the rose garden dedication ceremony from 2012.  This garden should be in her flush during our visit and I can’t wait to see it.

I’ll have my trusty camera phone with me to snap lots of pictures and I can’t wait to share this adventure with everyone.


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.
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10 Responses to Look Out Arkansas, Here I Come! Garden2Blog 2013

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  2. BGgarden says:

    You are going to LOVE the rose garden … I hope you share many photos with us on #gardenchat Twitter while you are enjoying the day with @pallensmith !


  3. ElenaWill says:

    It is great that you will be able to meet Annie and Teresa FTF after all this time online! Have a wonderful event. I wish I could be there too!


  4. Holleygarden says:

    How very, very exciting!!! I hope the roses are at their peak. I know you’ll have a wonderful time!


  5. This is gonna be sooooo fun!


  6. have lots of fun…and enjoy the garden peeps in person!!!


  7. roseman7stan says:

    Congratulations to All of you!! Have a wonderful time and I look forward to reading about your experiences!!


  8. Sho'Nuff says:

    Looking forward to hearing about your wonderful trip when you get back! Safe travels.


  9. pdlyons says:

    enjoy that beauty.


  10. Congrats and looking forward to reading your posts! I have nominated you for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. Please accept and oblige if willing. http://fablesandflora.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/thank-you-for-the-wonderful-team-member-readership-award/


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