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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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

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

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.