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.
That is sooooo pretty! Love it!
One of my friends has a twenty year old Buff Beauty. It is as gnarled and venerable as an old tree. It has so much character. So much more than the color blobs of the gas station roses-
Lovely color and it smells SOOO good!
These look absolutely lovely in your bouquet!
Thank you! The fragrance of this rose is great!
I planted Buff Beauty in my English farmhouse garden in 1996 and it never fails to impress.
Isn’t it just the best rose? We love its blooms and fragrance….. It’s a sprawler in our garden…. 🙂