A Vision In White – White Roses


Moondance Floribunda

The mild weather in August has afforded our roses an opportunity to shine.


Moondance Floribunda

Especially our white roses.


Pope John Paul II - Hybrid Tea

White roses are often overlooked as a color choice in the garden and should be reconsidered because they will make your garden glow in the evening and give your garden space a wow factor. Drive down your street and tell me what colors you notice More than likely its white or yellow. Our eyes are accustomed to greens, reds and pink in the garden but white really stands out. I’m looking to add additional white roses next year. what about you?


Pope John Paul II


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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4 Responses to A Vision In White – White Roses

  1. Chris, my wife and I are coming to B-ham this Mon and Tues. for a doctor’s appt. Do you allow garden visits?
    gerald mccaffery


  2. Beautiful! I had a florist dye white roses blue to impress a young lady many moons ago. Looking back I should have enjoyed the simple and delicate beauty of the white Roses and been content. Both the Roses and the young lady are history yet after viewing these Roses memory allows both to live on.


  3. teamgloria says:

    We adore creamy white roses.



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