Paul Zimmerman joins us to talk Roses! Don't miss it. We'll be talking with Paul on the results of the "Rose Hills International Rose Trials", his thoughts on some of the new roses coming out next year and much more! Paul Zimmerman is the owner of Paul Zimmerman Roses and the director of the Biltmore® International Rose Trials and Consultant for their main walled rose garden. He is also the host of “Roses Are Plants, Too,” the weekly rose blog on the Fine Gardening website. His book, Everyday Roses: The Casual Gardener’s Guide To Growing Knockout and Other Easy-Care Modern Roses will be published by Taunton Press in February, 2013 and launched at the show. His popular “Roses Are Plants, Too” channel on YouTube has been seen online since 2009. Paul has been a Certified Consulting Rosarian by the American Rose Society since 1994. He has written articles on roses for Organic Gardening, Fine Gardening, The American Rose, Rosa Mundi, Perennial Magazine, American Nurseryman and more. He has lectured on roses at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, The American Rose Society National Convention, Vancouver Rose Society, and Great Rosarians of the World series in New York. Follow Paul online at: Website: www.paulzimmermanroses.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/PaulZimmermanRoses Twitter: www.twitter.com/PZimmermanRoses YouTube: www.youtube.com/AshdownRoses
Rose Chat Radio welcomes Carolyn Parker, noted author and rose photographer extrodinaire. A gifted desiger, she is a much sought after speaker and garden design consultant. We'll be chatting wth Carolyn and also Carol Green of the Marion County Rose Society about the 2012 Festival of Roses in Ocala Florida. Hear about Carolyn's love of roses, her views on garden design and photography as well as sharing some of the wonderful stories from her book "R is for Roses" Carol Green will be sharing some rose growing tips for Florida gardeners. You don't want to miss this broadcast!
Troy B. Marden, Garden Writer, Photographer, Designer and co-host of "Volunteer Gardener" joins us to chat about the Nashville Music Garden The seed for the idea of the 2,700-square-foot public Nashvill Music garden was planted when country music legend Barbara Mandrell gave her namesake rose to her friend, Pat Bullard, a LifeWorks Foundation Trustee, who recognized it as a way to acknowledge the music and artists synonymous with Nashville and also to beautify Music City. In her research, she found that over three dozen roses were named for Nashville artists, songs or industry leaders. These include Minnie Pearl (1981), Barbara Mandrell (1990), Brenda Lee (Williams Variety 1991) and Pam Tillis (2003), but the “celebrity roses” had never before been housed together in one garden for the public to view. Nashville Music Garden Website Troy B Marden On Facebook
Depending on your growing zone, preparing your roses for fall and winter can make a big difference in whether or not they will thrive next spring. David Strickland, rose expert from Witherspoon Rose Culture in Durham North Carolina will share some tips on preparing your roses for fall and winter. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU DURING THE BROADCAST We encourage you to call in during the live broadcast (347) 677-1870 with comments or questions or your may ask a question here by leaving a comment, on twitter using the #RoseChat hashtag or by sending your questions via e-mail to: GROW@RoseChat.info Immediately following the live broadcast, all shows are available on-demand and are also available for download to iTunes and all other podcasting outlets. Subscribe to our Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/nINYz