Helen Yoest | Gardening With Confidence

September 29, 2012
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This Week: Helen Yoest - Gardening With Confidence Live Coverage of the American Rose Society Fall Nationals We all need confidence in the garden and Helen Yoest will be with us to talk about her new book:   Gardening With Confidence:  50 Ways to add style for personal creativity "This book project was in me to do for a very long time. I wanted to write a book I felt was missing in the gardening community.  A book that explained the why-to and where-to garden—not just a how-to. " - Helen Yoest Helen Yoest is a lifelong outdoor enthusiast who would much rather spend a day in a garden than anywhere indoors. Helen is a stylist, garden coach, and writer. She is a contributing editor for Country Gardens magazine and Carolina Gardener magazine and field editor for Better Homes and Gardens, Traditional Homes, and also scouts gardens for Southern Living magazine. She has authored articles published in more than 40 outlets, including Martha Stewart Living, The Christian Science Monitor, and Fine Gardening magazine, along with pieces for P. Allen Smith and many others.  Click HERE to order her book!

Earth Kind Roses | Dr. Steve George

September 22, 2012
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Dr. Steve George - Program Director for the Earth Kind Roses Program Joins us to talk about this group of environmentally friendly roses.  Find Our More About  EarthKind Roses? EarthKind® is an important designation given to select roses by Texas A&M University Agriculture program.  EarthKind® Roses have been through rigorous statewide testing and evaluation by a team of horticultural experts and found to possess the high level of landscape performance, disease resistance, and insect tolerance/resistance required for this special designation. EarthKind®Roses are among the finest, most thoroughly tested, and environmentally responsible plants for use in landscapes. Subscribe to the Rose Chat Radio Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/nINYz

Heritage Rose Foundation | Stephen Scaniello

September 15, 2012
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Stephen Scaniello joins us to talk about the Heritage Rose Foundation and an exciting upcoming event.  Stephen Scanniello is best known as a hands-on gardener who transformed the Cranford Rose Garden of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden into one of the world’s most acclaimed rose gardens.   Since leaving the Cranford in 1998, Stephen has devoted his full attention to maintaining and designing private gardens throughout the United States. He continues to lecture, write, and serve as a judge for the international rose trials in Europe and the United States. Stephen has co-authored two rose books - Roses of America (1990, Holt) and Climbing Roses (1994, Prentice Hall/Horticulture, now Macmillan). Rose Companions (2005, Cool Springs Press) is about selecting the perfect companion plants for your roses. The American Horticultural Society selected his third book, A Year of Roses (1997, Holt) as one of the Ten Best Books in Horticulture for 1997. An updated edition of this award-winning classic was released in May 2006 (Cool Springs Press). His next book, co-authored with Douglas Brenner, A Rose By Any Name, will tell stories related to rose names. This book, published by Algonquin Books, will be released in February 2009. He is currently the president of the Heritage Rose Foundation and a member of the American Rose Society, Manhattan Rose Society, Dallas Area Historic Rose Society, Heritage Roses Northwest, and Central Florida Heritage Rose Society. He lives and gardens in Jersey City and Barnegat, New Jersey.

Rose Expert | Dr. Tommy Cairns

September 8, 2012
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Rose Chat Radio welcomes internationally acclaimed rosarian Dr. Tommy Cairns.  Dr. Cairns is an internationally renowned rose expert and exhibitor.   He is generally regarded as a top authority on all aspects of growing roses holding judging credentials both in the Royal National Rose Society of Great Britain, the American Rose Society and the World Federation of Rose Societies. He has judged international rose shows in South America, Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Europe.   He served as one of the three float judges at the world famous Rose Parade in Pasadena 2003 and continues to serve as their Judges Orientation Instructor.   Prior to his election as President of the World Federation of Rose Societies for 2003-2006, Tommy served as the 50th President of the American Rose Society in 2000-2003.   He was editor of both Modern Roses 10 and Modern Roses XI  - THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ROSES and currently is editor of World Rose News, published twice a year by the World Federation of Rose Societies.  His recent literary efforts have been chronicled in Botanica’s Roses and the a series of popular books, namely All About Roses, All About The Easiest Roses to Grow. His latest work is The Ultimate Rose Book, published October 2007 by Abrams, New York     Tommy is probably the most decorated rosarian in the world.  He was the first recipient of the Joseph & Marion Klima Medal for “Excellence in Rose Education” presented to him by the American Rose Society at the 12th World Rose Convention in Houston, Texas in April 2000.    In 2005, Tommy was awarded the prestigious Dean Hole Medal by the Royal National Rose Society, regarded as the top award in the rose world and the only living American to hold this high honor.  

Horizon Roses | Showing Good Roses | Bob Martin

September 1, 2012
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Rose Chat Radio welcomes nationally acclaimed rosarian Robert Martin, author of "Showing Good Roses" and editor of "Horizon Roses" an annual guide to selecting the best roses for exhibition.    Bob has been growing roses for more than 40 years. He and his wife Dona live in Escondido, California, where they have a rose garden of more than 350 roses of all types. He is an ARS Master Rosarian, an Accredited Horticultural Judge and an Accredited Arrangements Judge    Bobis the Editor of Horizon Roses, Rose Exhibitors Quarterly and the author of Showing Good Roses. Bob was formerly Chairman of the American Rose Society's Horticultural Exhibitors Committee and Editor of its quarterly publication Rose Exhibitors' Forum for 12 years. He is accredited by the American Rose Society as a Horticultural and Arrangements Judge and Master Consulting Rosarian. Bob is also the 2007 recipient of the ARS Guy Blake Hedrick Jr. Award for lifetime achievement in rose exhibiting, and the 2009 recipient of the ARS Klima Medal for his lifetime contribution to rose education. Bob is the immediate Past President of the San Diego Rose Society   Bob is married to Dona Martin, Consulting Rosarian. Dona is also an award-winning rose photographer, whose work is featured in RoseShow.com   Source: RoseShow.com