Beautiful Roses in Zone 4 - Debra Keiser and the Virginia Clemens Rose Garden

August 5, 2015

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. 

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Peggy Martin and the Heritage Rose Foundation

July 12, 2015
Peggy Martin, Vice President of the Heritage Rose Foundation joins us to talk about the work of this organization and also about the incredible journey of hope and discovery she has experienced since Hurricane Katrina swept into her life and took her home, her roses and her parents. It's an episode you don't want to miss. 
About The Heritage Rose Foundation:
The Heritage Rose Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1986, devoted to the preservation of old roses.


Roses For Youth Funshop with Mark Miller & Dave Jackson

June 24, 2015

Mark Miller & Dave Jackson of the Delaware Area Rose Society join us to talk about an amazing event they host each year to encourage young people to grow miniature roses. It's called the Roses for Youth Funshop and it now attracts about 100 kids each year. 

Hear Mark & Dave tell us about the program, its origins and what's in store for the future. 

A Lifetime of Roses with Will Radler - Creator of the Knock Out Rose

June 18, 2015

William Radler grew up in Wisconsin and bought his first rose at age 9. He joins us to talk about his early rose growing experience and how through those relationships, made a commitment to create low maintenance roses. Hear how the Knock Out rose got its name and about his continuing work to create low maintenance roses we all can enjoy.

Mr. Radler holds a degree in landscape architecture and spent 23 years in the industry, most notably 13 years as Director of Boerner Botanical Gardens. With the success of the Knock Out Rose, Will now is a full time rose hybridizer and devotes his time to philanthropic endeavors. 

A Conversation With Tom Carruth

June 10, 2015

Award winning rose hybridizer Tom Carruth joins us for a conversation on his career hybridizing roses and his ongoing work at the prestigious Huntington Rose Garden in San Marino California. 

Tom chats with hosts Chris VanCleave and Teresa Byington about how he became interested in growing roses and how through the mentorship of other hybridizers Tom became one of the foremost hybridizers in the world with over 100 introductions to his credit. 
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2015 Biltmore International Rose Trials

June 3, 2015

Have you ever wondered what goes on at a rose trial? Well the Rose Chat Podcast crew just returned from Asheville, North Carolina where we spent the weekend at the Biltmore International Rose Trials

Rose Chat Podcast hosts Chris VanCleave & Teresa Byington take you through the process of evaluating the roses entered into this prestigious trial. 
The nation's top rose gardeners gather in the walled rose garden at George and Edith Vanderbilt's fabulous rose garden to judge roses sent from breeders around the world. Who will win the coveted "Best In Show" award?  Tune in above to find out! 

Certified Roses - Miranda Lambert Rose & More

May 27, 2015

New from Certified Roses - Three new roses that everyone will want to grow: 

Lavender Crush - A tall growing disease resistant purple rose! - An English-type Shrub from this side of the pond with a color and perfume that would make the Brits envious - purply grape to lavender tones blended with a reverse of creamy white. Clusters of very full, old-fashioned flowers bow down on graceful arching stems to invite you to take in the intense citrus blossom and rose aroma. 

Good Day Sunshine - America's gardeners have been asking for a good yellow climbing rose for a long time. Good Day Sunshine will give you color galore with big clusters of ruffled flowers saturated with the purest of deep yellow color...and the yellow tones hold well through the life of the flower with virtually no fade. Imagine the garden impact made by a mature plant loaded with clean glossy green leaves, laden with big bouquets of intense long-lasting yellow blossoms. It will bloom and repeat bloom in the first year. Can be trained to spread a good 12 to 14 feet. 

Miranda Lambert Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert continues to achieve monumental attention in the music world and has established herself as one of country’s most successful women. It's only right that the Miranda Lambert rose turns heads with its phenomenal fragrance, big blossoms and vibrant pink color. Every old fashioned flower is packed with petals of saturated cerise pink inviting you to bury your nose for a full whiff. A good-looker in the garden, this bushy full plant is a bouquet-making machine lending loads of long-stemmed beauties clothed with grey-green leaves. Portion of proceeds going to Mutt Nation Foundation 



Exhibiting Mini & Miniflora Roses with Richard Anthony

May 20, 2015
The rose show season is in full swing and exhibitors all over the country are on the hunt for the best exhibition roses all in pursuit of the coveted Queen of Show.  

Richard Anthony is our guest for this episode. He is a rose hybridizer, national level exhibitor and owner of Richard has won over 100 Queens of Show over 12 years of exhibiting roses. In recent seasons he has won 3 National Queens and 8 District Queens and he’s joining us to talk about his top picks for exhibiting mini and miniflora roses including some growing and exhibiting tips! 

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Matthias Meilland - Meilland Roses - Six Generations of Roses

May 6, 2015

We so much enjoyed the opportunity to sit down and chat with Matthias Meilland this week. This chat includes a brief history of six generations of rose breeding in France by the Meilland family including the story of his grandfather's famous rose "Peace" and how his friends at Conard-Pyle (now Star Roses & Plants) played an instrumental role in introducing this rose to the world. Mr. Meilland also shared some insights into the latest trends emerging in the rose world and offered some great information on the upcoming World Federation of Roses Convention held this year in Lyon France. This is a conversation you don't want to miss.

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Marci Martin - Springtime Gardening, Cooking Your Roses & A Rose For Marion

April 29, 2015

Join us for this delightful interview with Marci Martin who is a contributor to where she hosts a podcast on growing roses! A consulting rosarian for many years, Marci is on a mission to enrich the lives of others with roses. 

On this episode Marci talks about spring time in her home state of Connecticut, about "cooking your roses" and a heartfelt story of a new rose being introduced this year by David Austin Roses, 'Maid Marion'.