On this broadcast of the Rose Chat Podcast we introduce you to Vinny Suozzi. He's the inventor of The Ring Weeder. This innovative product is worn on your finger and its forked tip pierces the ground with ease allowing you to loosen the soil around the weed to "pluck" it out without breaking off the root of the weed. It's made of light weight high strength injection molded ABS plastic, The Ring Weeder allows you to get your weeding done swiftly.
On this episode from our Voices from the Garden series, "Captain Eddie" shares in two minutes what it takes some folks a lifetime to learn: Roses are fun and easy to grow. He has been growing roses since "the beginning of time" and is an advocate for spreading joy of growing roses to all.
Rose Chat Creator Chris VanCleave aka "The Redneck Rosarian" takes a few moments to reflect on the gardening year and gives us some insight into preparing the garden and our lives for the coming winter.
October is breast cancer awareness month. Garden designer and author Jenny Peterson shares with us the struggle, hope and healing that she found during her cancer treatment. Her new book due out in January 2016, "The Cancer Survivors Garden Companion" steps readers through the treatment process and explores the therapeutic benefits found in the garden. With candor and encouragement, Jenny shows readers how they too can find hope and healing in the earth beneath their feet.
We continue our conversation with Alexander Kordes and Thomas Proll on the Kordes family of roses. Chris Pellet of Newflora roses joins the conversation as we begin to chat about the roses offered by Kordes in the United States.
Today we begin a two part series on the Kordes family of roses. For over five generations the Kordes family has been producing some of the worlds greatest roses. On this broadcast, Alexander Kordes and Thomas Proll chat with us about the history of the Kordes family and about their hybridizing process including their decision over 25 years ago to stop spraying fungicide on their roses. It's a fascinating look into a centuries old family business.
Bayer Advanced rose expert Lance Walheim talks with us about fall rose care. Lance shares tips for getting your roses ready for the cooler months of the year and chats with us about some awesome new rose introductions being offered this season.
Garden designer, horticulturalist and Rosarian Debra Keiser joins us on the episode to chat about her work as Rosarian at the Virginia Clemens rose garden at the Munsinger Clemens gardens. Located in St. Cloud Minnesota on land donated by generous benefactors Bill & Virginia Clemens, this garden is a showpiece that is a MUST SEE garden if your in the area. During the show, Debra shares about some of the roses growing in this garden and about how they care for them during the harsh zone 4 winters.
The Heritage Rose Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1986, devoted to the preservation of old roses.