Purple Rain – National Rose Month


Purple Rain - Shrub - Kordes

We just love the vibrant colors on the tiny blooms of this rose.


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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11 Responses to Purple Rain – National Rose Month

  1. elenawill says:

    Beautiful! I don’t think I have seen this rose before. Is it new to your garden? Thanks for the introduction.


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  3. pictureperfectcooking says:

    What a pretty rose! Thanks for liking my post about Strawberry Freezer Jam. I am now following you on Twitter, FB & Bloglovin’. Have a great week!


  4. Never heard of this one. Nice!!


  5. You have so many beautiful roses, but I don’t think this color works for me on a rose.


  6. pdlyons says:

    hi would you be kind enough to give me some tips on starting roses fron cuttings? i know i can google anything these days but was wondering what you might have “discovered” regarding this. the rose i have in mind is a vey tough old rugosa growing amid the ruins of a local church yard here in ireland. thanks.


  7. Lona says:

    What a wonderful color of pink this one has Chris. Love it!
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