Susan Lyell Young - Rose Fever In Nashville!

January 28, 2015
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What a delightful conversation this was! Susan Lyell Young was a perennial gardener in Nashville, TN when she rescued a bagged Mr. Lincoln rose from Kmart. That was  three years ago and since then she has fallen in love with roses and collected more than 250 mostly vintage and antique roses. She particularly loves the vintage polyanthas and pre-WWII hybrid teas, noisettes, and hybrid musks. Ms. Young gardens on an urban city lot of 11/0th an acre and is currently looking for some land in the country so that she might grow a proper garden. When not tending to the roses Ms. Young is an avid reader of rose history and culture and we couldn't be happier to have her as our guest this evening. 


Hear her favorite roses as well as some growing tips and insights on growing the worlds' most beloved flower.  

Follow Susan on Instagram:  http://www.Instagram.com/Rose.Cottage 

New Roses for 2015 - David Austin Roses

January 17, 2015
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 For Spring 2015, David Austin introduces four new English Roses to U.S. and Canadian gardeners. All four feature classic Austin rose attributes – a romantic old-fashioned flower form, heady fragrance and masses of blooms all season long. Michael Marriott is our guest on today's broadcast. He's the Chief Rosarian at David Austin roses and we'll be chatting about this exceptional collection of roses. 

“We expect gardeners will be excited by these appealing English Roses,” says Austin’s senior rosarian Michael Marriott. “Each has irresistible qualities, the kind that lead gardeners to discover they have ‘just the spot’ for this!”

Check out the entire collection of David Austin Roses at www.davidaustinroses.com,

The Lady Gardener’ – This is an intensely fragrant, apricot-colored rose that’s astoundingly floriferous, nearly burying itself in perfume and flowers from early summer to frost and has added it to their list of Most Fragrant English Roses.

The Albrighton Rambler’ – Typically a rambler rose delivers a spectacular show, but blooms only once a season. ‘The Albrighton Rambler’ blooms repeatedly all season long. 

Thomas à Becket’ – Whereas Austin’s roses often recall an Old Rose in look, this rose is closer to a species rose, being more natural and shrubby in growth. The large red flowers are shallowly cupped, opening as informal rosettes, with petals that quickly reflex as the flowers age. 

Maid Marion’ – This 2015 North American introduction has everything gardeners prize in David Austin's English Roses. The buds open in rounded cups with large outside petals.

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A Rose Chat Family Christmas

December 26, 2014

Celebrate Christmas with the Rose Chat Podcast Crew.

It's the most wonderful time of the year and your friends at Rose Chat want to wish you a Merry Christmas. Join the cast and crew along with our friends and previous guests of the show Tony & Suzi McGehee as we share a few holiday memories..... 

Listen to the Rose Chat Podcast anytime at RoseChatPodcast.com and also on iTunes and Stitcher Radio Apps. We're exploring the world of roses.

New Roses For 2015 - Star Roses - Kristen Smith

November 19, 2014
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We are excited to welcome back to the Rose Chat Podcast Kristen Smith of Star Roses and Plants with the latest news from "rose hell" and  to talk about Star's new rose introductions for 2015! Here's the lineup:

  • Dee-Lish
  • Eyeconic Lychee Lemonade
  • Fired Up
  • BougainFeelYa
  • Mercury Rising

Tahitian Treasure

We'll also be chatting with Kristen about some colorful container combinations for fall and how to keep them protected from the frost. 

About Star Roses & Plants From the Peace rose to the revolutionary Knock Out® and Drift® Roses, Star® Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle has been a pioneer in the field of plant development and introduction for more than 100 years.  Founded in 1897 as a retail mail order firm specializing in roses, Star® Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle, has evolved from a wholesale container nursery to a leading genetics company involved directly in breeding roses, perennials and woody plants, and introducing plants from other breeders around the world. 


Visit the Star Roses  Website: http://www.starrosesandplants.com/ 

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New Roses for 2015 - Weeks Roses - Karen Kemp Docksteader

November 12, 2014
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The Rose Chat Podcast is excited to welcome back Karen Kemp-Docksteader of Weeks Roses to talk about an incredible new lineup of roses from Weeks. Known for excellence in rose breeding, Weeks shines once again with this new collection.  

  • Above All - Climber 
  • Ana's Promise - Downton Abbey Collection 
  • Doris Day - Floribunda
  • Neil Diamond - Hybrid Tea 
  • Take It Easy - Floribunda 
  • Top Of The World - Climber 


 Hear all about these new varieties and much more on this broadcast of the Rose Chat Podcast. 

About Weeks:  Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower is one of the largest commercial rose growers in the United States since 1938. Their top-quality bareroot plants, container plants, dormant plantable pots and liners are sold to nurseries, garden centers, and select mailorder outlets nationwide.

Weeks Roses offers a unique broad selection of specialty roses - hybrid teas & grandifloras, floribundas, climbing roses, shrublets & shrub roses, miniature roses, tree roses, and All-America Rose Selections - AARS award winners. They produce both budded and own-root plants. For each rose variety, they select the propagation method that ensures maximum plant performance, hardiness and floriferousness in your garden.

Coffee for Roses - C. L. Fornari

November 5, 2014
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Rose Chat Podcast welcomes C. L. Fornari - "The Garden Lady" author of Coffee for Roses.  


Word-of-mouth may be a great way to learn about some products, but word-of-mouth gardening tips can be a very bad idea. The age-old practice of passing along gardening tips and tricks is no guarantee you will get a good result...it might even do the opposite.  In her new book, garden expert C. L. Fornari looks at 71 common garden practices and uncovers the truth behind the lore.  Do marigolds keep the bugs out of the veggie patch? Will rusty nails turn hydrangeas blue? With humor and affection, she goes back in time to sort out the good, the bad and the just plain silly...and tells us why. COFFEE FOR ROSES combines gardening history and expert advice into one useful, time- and money-saving package. The author’s award-winning full color photography is throughout.  

Stephen Scanniello | New York Botanical Garden | Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden

October 23, 2014
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Stephen Scanniello joins us to chat about his role as Curator of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden and also efforts to preserve heritage rose varieties through is role as President of the Heritage Rose Foundation.

Best known as a hands-on gardener who transformed the Cranford Rose Garden of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Stephen has authored and co-authored several rose books - Roses of America (1990, Holt) and Climbing Roses (1994, Prentice Hall/Horticulture, now Macmillan). Rose Companions (2005, Cool Springs Press) The American Horticultural Society selected a third book, A Year of Roses (1997, Holt) as one of the Ten Best Books in Horticulture for 1997. An updated edition of this award-winning classic was released in May 2006 (Cool Springs Press). His latest book, co-authored with Douglas Brenner, A Rose By Any Name, will tell stories related to rose names. This book, published by Algonquin Books, was released in February 2009. 

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The 20-30 Something Garden Guide | Dee Nash

October 8, 2014
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Dee Nash joins us to talk about her latest book: The 20-30 Something Garden Guide. 

"Urban farming is the hot new movement sweeping the country: growing food closer to where we live, whether it’s on a condo deck, in a backyard or in a community garden. The 20/30-Something Garden Guide gives that busy, mostly urban, cohort a fun, non-intimidating introduction to the basics of gardening. These are the folks who want to know where their food comes from, and they’re hip to the importance of good health and the environment. They may not have a lot of free time or change in their pockets, but if they could find a no-fuss Gardening 101 that spoke their language and gave achievable goals, they’d go for it. This is that book: high graphic appeal, fully illustrated, step-by-step projects and essential tips. Garden expert Dee Nash divides her book into four types and sizes of gardens, starting with “Farming Your Patio, Balcony or Deck,” and giving incremental goals for the first year, and the second and third. With this guide as a basic roadmap, new gardeners can be as creative and out-of-the-box as they want. It's theirs to enjoy." 

Purchase The Book - Amazon 
Dee's Blog - Red Dirt Ramblings

About Dee: Dee Nash is a writer, speaker and garden coach, born and raised in Oklahoma. She lives with her husband, children, three dogs, a cat and twenty chickens on 7.5 acres between the Great American Prairie and the beginning of the deciduous forest. 

The Rose Cottage Project - A Conversation With Judy Elizabeth Austin

October 1, 2014
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Join us for a conversation with Judy Austin curator of The Rose Cottage on Facebook.

This multi-year project has lead Judy down a road of discovery that has garnered an international following.  E-mail Judy your rose questions: string37@mindspring.com 

Join us each week for the Rose Chat Podcast. This top rated podcast explores different aspects of roses. From where to plant roses, to which plants to buy. We explore the care and maintenance of roses as well as the latest trends in gardening. You'll hear from top authors and poets as well as take a look at roses in art, literature and history. We'll even offer tips, tricks and techniques on creating the garden of your dreams. Hosted by award winning rosarians Chris VanCleave and Teresa Byington, each of whom bring a unique perspective to the wide world of roses. 

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Adventures With David Austin Roses - Connie Vierbicky

September 17, 2014
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Join us for a delightful conversation with the "Rose Queen of Sarasota", Connie Vierbicky. She joins us to talk about her beloved collection of David Austin English roses and also shares her adventures meeting David Austin himself.  

Join us each week for the Rose Chat Podcast. This top rated podcast explores different aspects of roses. From where to plant roses, to which plants to buy. We explore the care and maintenance of roses as well as the latest trends in gardening. You'll hear from top authors and poets as well as take a look at roses in art, literature and history. We'll even offer tips, tricks and techniques on creating the garden of your dreams. Hosted by award winning rosarians Chris VanCleave and Teresa Byington, each of whom bring a unique perspective to the wide world of roses. 
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