October Walk Through The Rose Garden

Join me on a brief walk through our central Alabama rose garden.

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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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3 Responses to October Walk Through The Rose Garden

  1. Chris–when you built the raised bed for the roses, how did you engineer the pavers? Did you level, tamp, place pavers and use block adhesive?

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  2. sknicholls says:

    Thank you for the tour. Your roses are gorgeous this year. I have “Belinda’s Dream” on the first page of my book, a pink rambler rose that reminds me of the wild ones that grew in West Georgia when I was a child and when my children were children.

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