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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This was a joy to watch, thankyou for sharing your video, your garden is so beautiful 🙂
Thank you so much. I appreciate your kind words.
Your welcome, I love your roses, and appreciate all the effort you put in to create your garden, all the best 🙂
very beautiful garden like how you tell us the names of hte plants, you did a good job on the side if it was all swampy, I wouldnt of known that had you not told me. I just got a golden gate rose this year too, it hs a bud on it so I can see if it is what I ordered. ever get roses that were not what you ordered?
Thanks for your kinds words. we are proud of our refurbished swamp! Yes, I have gotten roses that were mis labeled and some turned out to be great!
Such lovely blooms. Thanks for the garden walk. Yes, I knew I was crossing some line when my decisions on spaghetti sauce was “potential vase” dependent. But, hey it works!
I got tongue tied telling that story…. HA!