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October in the Rose Garden – Fall Blooms Are The Best

“I’m so glad we live in a world where there are Octobers.” – Anne of Green Gables Don’t know about you, but I looked up and it was October. This year has flown by. Between working in the garden, a … Continue reading

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2016 Biltmore International Rose Trials

Results from the 2016 Biltmore International Rose Trials Continue reading

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Urban Legends | Growing Roses From Seed | Don’t Buy It

On the whole, I average 25-75 emails per week from folks asking rose related questions. About 25% of those are questions related to how to grow roses from seed. Growing roses from seeds can be done. It takes patience. To … Continue reading

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Five Great Summer Reads – Books to Delight the Gardener Within You

America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Chris VanCleave aka “The Redneck Rosarian” shares five books he just can’t put down this summer. Continue reading

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Be an Advocate for Roses

Advocacy is defined as “public support or a recommendation for a particular cause or policy”. It’s no secret that I have long been an advocate for roses. Whether it’s traveling on a national speaking tour speaking to rose societies on … Continue reading

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How The Rose Became Our National Flower

Read how the rose became our national flower from America’s Favorite Rose Gardener, Chris VanCleave Continue reading

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Best Of Birmingham – A Potting Bench For Us Guys

America’s Favorite Rose Gardener aka “The Redneck Rosarian” talks about upcycled potting bench made by a local craftsman Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bare Root?

I remember the first time I ordered roses online and they arrived bare root. Opening that box and seeing those newspaper soaked bare roots staring back at me, I was mortified. How do I plant these? Where is the pot … Continue reading

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Who The Heck Cares Whether You Save A Rose?

America’s Favorite Rose Gardener, Chris VanCleave aka “The Redneck Rosarian” speaks out on the crisis unfolding in Sacramento California’s historic city cemetery. Continue reading

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Glory in the Garden! A Raise Bed Revival

In March of 2010, I began my raised bed adventures by constructing and installing my very first raised bed. I blogged about the experience First Raised Bed.  Drainage issues and a desire to add more and more roses to my … Continue reading

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