Category Archives: Stories

The Key To Boundless Possibilities

A lesson in cutting away the bad in your garden and your life from Chris VanCleave, aka The RedneckRosarian Continue reading

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A Long Hot Summer

Rose gardening expert Chris VanCleave reflects on the summer. With all its trials and tribulations, there is still to be derived from the garden. Continue reading

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The Power of Flowers – Sundays in the South

In his popular Sundays in the South series, Chris shares his blooms from the garden and some thoughts on flowers and the power that they hold in all our lives. Continue reading

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An Unexpected Snowfall

Chris VanCleave “The Redneck Rosarian” shares his insights on Snowmageddon 2014 and shares photos from his snow covered rose garden in Helena Alabama Continue reading

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Come Before Winter – Sunday’s In The South

Chris VanCleave, aka “The Redneck Rosarian” shares his tips on cleaning up your garden and your life for the winter ahead. Continue reading

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Spirit of America Tour – World’s Largest Rose – Tombstone Arizona

Join Chris VanCleave and friends on a special broadcast of Rose Chat Radio – Chatting with Big Blend Radio Hosts about the World’s Largest Rose! Continue reading

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Roses fit for a King – William and Catherine Rose – David Austin Roses

Royal watchers and rose lovers everywhere anxiously await news of the #RoyalBaby and possibly a rose named in honor of the occasion. Continue reading

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Garden2Blog 2013 – A Kinship Not Soon Forgotten

In the first of a series of posts on his Garden 2 Blog adventure with Garden and Lifestyle guru P. Allen Smith Chris shares his heart on the sense of kinship that gardeners feels for another. Continue reading

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My First Rose – A Gardeners Tale

Chris VanCleave, aka “The Redneck Rosarian shares a story from the Southern Living Plant Collection stage at the Birmingham Home & Garden Show of how a crotchety old neighbor helped him discover his very first rose….. Continue reading

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Sundays In The South – Remembering Mama

My mother was something. She had a big personality and never met a stranger. She taught me many things, one of which was to love people and roses. I never realized the true impact of her life on others until … Continue reading

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