Wordless Wednesday


Scentimental – Floribunda


Double Knock Out – Shurb


Julia Child – Floribunda


Climbing Pinkie – Climbing Polyantha


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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12 Responses to Wordless Wednesday

  1. The first one reminds me of a candy cane! Yum! 😉

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  2. Julia has her own rose? Awesome!!! Hope those awful storms didn’t affect you, Chris.

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  3. jmcguin7 says:

    Love these photos!

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  4. Ana says:

    Your Climbing pinky is just beautiful!

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  5. elenawill says:

    Heavenly! I so want my first bloom to show. Waiting, waiting…

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  6. lilkaraphael says:

    Beautiful! Thanks so much for stopping by “Blessed” Lilka


  7. Cheryl Ellenburg says:

    Such beautiful roses! Will you post your care program?


    • We water weekly, fertilize every 6 weeks alternating organic/inorganic fertilizers. Keep our garden beds and shrubs clean and hope for the best! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind remarks.


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