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Redneck Rosarian (Chris VanCleave)
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Last night we had rain all night ... sometimes it was deafening! But, oh what a welcome sound it was. We needed it and today promises more of the same. So I was out early and caught a few minutes b...
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We so much enjoyed the opportunity to sit down and chat with Matthias Meilland this week. This chat includes a brief history of six generations of rose breeding in France by the Meilland family including the story of his grandfather's famous rose
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Awesome post Chris.
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In just a few days, an estimated 257 million roses will be sold and delivered to sweethearts across the US for Valentine's Day. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, 37.8% of Americans will buy flowers for Valentine's Day 2015, spending a total for 2.1 billion dollars.
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Thank you Chris ... so much fun and great to 'meet' Scot and Betty.  Kathy and I met years ago at a Garden Writer event and adam - well ... we hangout every Tuesday!  Hope you can join us sometime and share roses! 
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Good read Chris.
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The forsythia is blooming and it is time to start giving the roses a trim. More about forsythia here. Nothing says hard winter like black rose canes. This week I am beginning to uncover the roses t...
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We're Exploring the World of Roses...
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Chris VanCleave aka "The Redneck Rosarian" talks roses on local ABC affiliate ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, AL
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Way to go Chris!! Woot woot!!
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We are busy making plans for 2015 programs and garden tours and it looks to be an outstanding year! We start our rosey year in March with a workshop for the public on "all things rose"... rose vari...
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 Today I began my rose pruning jobs.  If you've been following along, you know that this is my busiest time of year(yay!).   Every year I prune about 2500 rose bushes between the last week of Dec(a few of my clients want it e...
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Sweetu mere blanket che aao. Zor di jhappi karo menu.Spray se thik nai hogi kamar. So.....
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  • growing good roses
    Rosarian, 1965 - present
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Growing Roses Has Become A Passion
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Chris VanCleave is an award winning rose gardener who in 2011 began the Rose Chat Podcast  to help rose gardeners around the globe achieve beautiful roses in their own backyards. Broadcasts of the show have now been downloaded over 340,000 times propelling him onto the international gardening scene.

His blog RedneckRosarian.com chronicles an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. He is a sought after conference speaker an maintains a garden of over 150 roses just south of Birmingham Alabama. 

Member: Birmingham Rose Society
  • Past President of the Birmingham Rose Society
  • 2013 Bronze Honor Medal Recipient
  • Editor: Garden Faces Newsletter
Member: American Rose Society 
  • Marketing Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Editor: "The Fragrant Rose" FREE e-newsletter of the ARS with over 7,000 subscribers
Member: Heritage Rose Foundation

Numerous Rose Show awards
Check my website for information about booking me to speak at your next event!


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Award winning rose gardener in the deep south. Grass Roots Radio Show Host, Banker, Gardener, Friend....
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