The Power of Flowers – Sundays in the South

Just in from the garden with a bundle of Glads. Flowers do many things. They bring joy, increase your ability to smile, herald in major life events, reduce stress and helps to ease the pain of a loss. You don’t have to be a gardener be able to acknowledge the power that flowers have. Use that power to warm someone’s heart. You and they will be all the better for it. Sunday Blessings to all.

Glads from our garden - VanCleave Rose





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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9 Responses to The Power of Flowers – Sundays in the South

  1. Jennifer Pierce says:

    Beautiful, love them!

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  2. Thank you for such a lovely message on this Sunday morning.


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  4. Leslie says:

    I have always loved Glads. Your pictures have encouraged me to find a place for a Glad bed at Cozy Acres.


  5. They do bring joy and stress-relief, Chris. For sure. thanks for this post and the lovely pix.


  6. I have always loved glads. So many think of them as funeral flowers around here but I think they are stunning in a vase of all glads!


  7. What a lovely post, Chris, so true! Appreciating flowers helps us develop an attitude of gratitude which can extend to all other aspects of our life!


  8. pdlyons says:

    lovely luscious – always reminds me to my grandmother she taught me the name of them, i was about 4 years old and she always grew a crop of glads. used to think they were Sicilian flowers because of her.


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