Red and White Roses


I just cut this bouquet of roses from the garden. Fragrant blooms of ‘Pope John Paul II’ coupled with ‘Lavaglut’ make for a lovely display.

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 and on his popular website;, 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 Red and White Roses

  1. Your podcasts are fantastic. I struggle with roses so the tips and especially the inspiration are really appreciated.


  2. Lovely roses, Lavaglut? Rather an unlovely name for such and elegant rose. Ah, what’sin a name.


  3. debsgarden says:

    Very lovely! Crimson and white reminds me of my favorite football team, which plays its first game today! A sure sign that fall is on the way.


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