Cemetery Rose - Sacramento City Cemetery with Anita Clevenger

April 1, 2015

Adorned with beautiful statues, dramatic markers and lush gardens, the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is an outdoor museum recording California history from the Gold Rush Era through today and is the home of the Sacramento Historic Rose Garden at the Cemetery. Anita Clevenger, Curator of the rose garden joins us to chat about the history of the garden, the wonderful collection of roses that grows there and she shared information on their upcoming Open Garden Day where rose lovers from around the globe come to tour the garden and have an opportunity to purchase on-site some of rare roses that are growing in the cemetery. This garden was recently awarded the Great Rosarians of the World Award "Garden Hall of Fame Award" for the outstanding efforts of the team of volunteers that work tireless hours to ensure that this living museum is maintained and that all who come receive an education on the roses therein. 

Heirloom Roses with Ben Hanna

March 11, 2015

Listen to a story about a family with a passion for growing roses! 
Ben Hanna joins Rose Chat this week to talk about the history of Heirloom Roses, sustainable rose gardening practices, some of the unique varieties available at Heirloom as well as some additional information on the upcoming release of Paul Zimmerman's Easy-PZ roses! 

Pat Shanley - Sustainable Rose Gardening and the future of the American Rose Society

March 4, 2015

Incoming President of the American Rose Society Pat Shanley joined us this week to chat about the sustainable rose gardening movement that is sweeping the nation and also about what her vision is for the future of the American Rose Society. During this insightful interview, Pat explains "there is a place for you in the American Rose Society, if you are an exhibitor, there is a place for you. If you are a photographer, there is a place for you. If you are a casual gardener, there is a place for you!" and also outlines her plans for the future. This is an interview not to be missed. 


About American Rose Society 

Founded in 1892, the American Rose Society is the oldest single plant horticultural society in America.  The ARS is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to the cultivation and enjoyment of roses. ARS supports its members by providing educational programs, resourceful publications, and continuing research. We have more than 300 affiliated rose societies in our national network.

Most ARS members are home gardeners like you who enjoy growing roses and want to expand their knowledge of rose culture. Many members also enjoy the thrill of exhibiting their roses in competition with other rose-lovers or participating in photography contests and other rose-related activities. The American Rose Society has developed standards and guidelines for judging these competitions and they also publish a schedule of the various workshops, seminars, garden events and rose shows across the United States. The Society publishes an award-winning bi-monthly magazine, American Rose, which is devoted exclusively to roses and rose culture. 

Rose.org for more info!

Easy PZ Roses with Paul Zimmerman

February 25, 2015

Internationally renowned Rosarian Paul Zimmerman joins us to talk about Spring rose care, the latest trends in roses and something brand NEW!. 

On this broadcast we're talking about current winter weather conditions and their affects on roses. Paul also talks about adding perennials to your garden as a means to attract beneficial insects as well as talking about spring "to do's" with roses. 

Paul also announced a partnership with Heirloom Roses on the introduction of his new line of Easy PZ roses! More to come on this big news in the rose world. Stay Tuned!

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Miniature Gardens & Roses In Bloom at the Chicago Flower Show

February 12, 2015

The Chicago Flower Show is just around the corner and this year they are featuring roses in a big way!  From a formal rose garden display to a magnificent fairy garden planted with miniature roses. Young and old alike with be mesmerized by the power of roses at the Chicago Flower Show. 

We are so happy to have Arlena Schott and Richard Anthony to the show to talk about miniature roses and gardens and their collaboration to produce a magnificent display garden at the show.

Arlena has been keeping things Green for over 32 years thru her Landscape Business Arlena’s Plantscape and Design as well as being the owner of an Independent Garden Center for more than 14 years. She is a sought after speaker sharing her “Magic Of Miniature Gardens workshops with thousands around the country.

As the Host and Producer of the television series “Garden Wise Living TV” for more than 15 years Arlena’s episodes have educated and Inspired gardeners with her sustainable approach to gardening. 


Richard Anthony is the owner of ForLoveOf Roses.com an online store dedicated to providing top quality miniature and miniflora roses for the exhibitor and home gardener alike. Richard has been growing roses for over 10 years and is a championship rose exhibitor, with over 100 Queens of Show to his credit, he has exhibited roses from coast to coast and holds 5 national trophies. 

Both chatted with us about the creation of these amazing gardens and what visitors can expect to see and do at the show....

For Love Of Roses with Richard Anthony & Brenna Bosch

February 12, 2015

Richard Anthony & Brenna Bosch joins us to chat about how For Love of Roses began, how Richard and Brenna met and now a rose named in her honor all that just in time for Valentine's Day! 

If you exhibit roses, these are two names you know. They own “For Love of Roses” an online rose shop that is a POWERHOUSE of exhibition quality roses. Richard is a championship rose exhibitor, with over 100 Queens of Show to his credit, 5 of which were national trophies. So I guess you could say he knows his roses! 

If you love exhibiting roses, you'll enjoy this conversation.   

Check out their website ForLoveOfRoses.com 

We’ve Been Nominated For A Shorty Award - Cast Your Vote Today!

February 5, 2015

The Rose Chat Podcast is proud to announce that we've been nominated for the prestigious Shorty Award.

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media, recognizing the people and organizations producing content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine, and the rest of the social web.

The awards ceremony takes place in April in New York City and are livestreamed to a global audience.

Previous Shorty Awards ceremonies welcomed Ricky Gervais, George Takei, Jimmy Kimmel, Retta, Jerry Seinfeld, Kiefer Sutherland, Jim Gaffigan, Amanda Palmer, Conan O'Brien, Cory Booker, Natasha Leggero, Sesame Street's Grover, Ted Leo, Shaquille O'Neal, Stephen Fry, Suze Orman, Rachel Maddow, William Shatner, Carrie Keagan, Chris Hardwick, David Karp, Biz Stone, Alexis Ohanian, Coco Rocha, Andrew WK, Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, Matt Walsh, Aasif Mandvi, Tiffani Thiessen, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, and Felicia Day.

There are two branches of the Shorty Awards: the individual competition and the brands & organizations competition. The awards for brands & organizations honor the innovative and creative work professionals are executing in the social media space through a formal online entry process. The awards for individuals are submitted by tweet nominations. Each year, the Shorty Awards receives millions of tweet nominations from fans supporting their favorite social media stars. Voters can also create Shorty Award Community Categories by tweeting their own hashtag. Over 2,000 community categories have been created to date.

The winners of the 7th Annual Shorty Awards, as chosen by The Academy, will be revealed at the ceremony in April of 2015 in New York City.*

Click the link to cast your nominating vote for our show and our efforts to teach a new generation about the world's most beloved flower. 

Thanks for your ongoing support of the Rose Chat Podcast. 

Repeat Roses - Sustainability & Kindness Starts With You

February 4, 2015

Why let beautiful flowers go to waste after the party is over? By collecting floral centerpieces and arrangements that otherwise end up in the trash at hotels and special event venues, Repeat Roses is able to extend the life of beautiful blooms and deliver a spot of joy to those who would benefit most in your community (typically our nation’s elderly, abused and sick).

Repeat Roses takes the ordinary business of disposing flowers and transforms it into an emotionally engaging experience while diverting a significant amount of organic waste from a trip to the landfill and creating a local community composting opportunity. Hear Repeat Roses founder tell this inspiring story and hear ways that you can get involved!  

Check them out online: RepeatRoses.com 

Susan Lyell Young - Rose Fever In Nashville!

January 28, 2015
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

 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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