Kordes Family of Roses Part II - The Roses

September 30, 2015

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. 

On this broadcast, you'll hear about such award winning roses as 'Savannah', 'Bejazzo', 'Dark Desire', 'Summer Romance' and many others. Fragrance plays a big role in roses and we also discuss describing the scent of a rose and how rose fragrance varies as blooms age. 
Its a conversation you won't want to miss. 
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Kordes Family of Roses Part 1 - Alexander Kordes & Thomas Proll

September 18, 2015

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. 

Fall Rose Care - Lance Walheim

September 10, 2015

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. 

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. 
Find Tom on Twitter: @TomCarruthRoses
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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