Wordless Wednesday – Container Gardening & Iris In Bloom








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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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12 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Container Gardening & Iris In Bloom

  1. Leslie says:

    Love those irises.


    • Thank you. I am originally from Tennessee and these remind me of home. My mother-in-law shared these with us and now we have a little bit of Nashville in our Alabama garden


      • Leslie says:

        I have old fashioned dark purple iris from my husband’s grandmother’s home place. They have moved with me several times. These iris start blooming in late Nove/early Dec and continue through Feb love them.


  2. Emily Volavka says:



  3. The wine-colored iris has captured my attention. I need it. I have a pride of white iris that this would look amazing next to. It isn’t that far of a drive to Alabama, is it?


  4. Oh, for a southern garden. But I do have daffodils. P. x


  5. wesley says:

    Beautiful! Mine are just begining to bloom. Love wordless wednesday, I know few people who should participate. ; )


  6. Lovely to see those Irises, fantastic colours ! Ours are not out yet , here in the uk, but it won’t be long …


  7. Nature is on display here through your hard work and gifted care!
    Though I do not know why you do not show up in my Reader feed I am glad I found this post none the less!


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