Sam Jones - Candidate for Vice President of the American Rose Society

April 22, 2015
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"Hi, my name is Sam Jones and I love growing roses. And, I want to thank you for loving to grow roses too!
 My love of growing roses has led to me exhibiting them, arranging them and sharing them with friends and neighbors.
 And, because I love growing roses, I’ve served the rose community on a local, district and national level.
 Now, I want to be your next American Rose Society Vice President." - Sam Jones

Listen to our chat with Sam Jones, candidate for Vice President of the American Rose Society. Members of the ARS will have the opportunity this summer to elect a new Vice President. The VP of the ARS automatically assumes the office of President after serving a three year term. 

During our interview, Sam talks about how he became interested in growing roses, why he got involved in the leadership of the ARS and a little about what we can expect if he is elected to this office. 
Be sure and check out his candidate website: SamGrowsRoses.com

Watch the May/June issue of the American Rose Magazine for details on how to cast your ballot. 

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Bob Martin - Candidate for Vice President of the American Rose Society

April 15, 2015
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Listen to our chat with Bob Martin, candidate for Vice President of the American Rose Society. Members of the ARS will have the opportunity this summer to elect a new Vice President. The VP of the ARS automatically assumes the office of President after serving a three year term. 

During our interview, Bob talks about how he became interested in growing roses, why he got involved in the leadership of the ARS and a little about what we can expect if he is elected to this office. 
Be sure and check out his candidate website: http://bobmartinarsvp.com/
Also check out his Rose Show website: RoseShow.com 
Watch the May/June issue of the American Rose Magazine for details on how to cast your ballot. 
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Kids & Roses With Lee Stephens

April 8, 2015
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Lee Stevens lives in Southern California where she and her husband, David have lovingly restored their 1888 Victorian era home, raised six children, and passionately pursued learning more about roses. She and David currently have about 300 roses under cultivation.
Lee was first introduced to rose horticulture by a friendly neighbor when she was eight years old, and the world of roses was opened to her imagination in that fragrant garden.

Helping children learn about sustainable gardening practices while teaching them the joy of growing our national flower is the driving force behind her creation of the American Rose Society’s  National Kidz N’ Roses program. 

Lee and David teach rose horticulture lessons to elementary school children in grades 2-6 in an after-school program called Green Team. Using hands-on experiences, along with colorful power point presentations and worksheets that she has developed, she teaches children to create their own organic rose food, how to identify and select the best types of roses for their gardens, how to use organic pest controls, and how to make compost and brew compost tea. 

Lee is the current president of Raincross Rose Society and a Consulting Rosarian. She is a prolific writer with multiple articles published in the American Rose Magazine, as well as editor of the Raincross Rose Society and Kidz N’ Roses monthly newsletters and frequent contributor to inspirational  and homeschool publications

Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Lee organized the humanitarian outreach project “Restoring Roses to Southern Gardens.” She orchestrated both a compassion-inspired letter writing campaign to garner letters of support for those whose lives were dramatically impacted, as well as a program for sponsoring roses to be given to those individuals as a symbol of love from Americans everywhere. Thousands of roses, and tens of thousands of letters, reached homeowners along the Southern Gulf Coast where lives were touched and hope was restored.
To access the FREE educational resources you heard about on this broadcast visit the Kids n Roses Resource Site HERE

Cemetery Rose - Sacramento City Cemetery with Anita Clevenger

April 1, 2015
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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
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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! 
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Pat Shanley - Sustainable Rose Gardening and the future of the American Rose Society

March 4, 2015
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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. 


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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
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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
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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. 

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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
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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. 



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