Everyday Roses | Paul Zimmerman | Glass Gardens NW

February 23, 2013
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Everyday Roses | A new book by Paul Zimmerman Yes, you really can grow healthy, beautiful roses! If you love roses, but think they’re too hard to grow, check out Everyday Roses – your trusty guide to growing Knock Out and other easy-care garden roses. Here you’ll find clear, accessible information for successfully growing beautiful roses in a wide range of colors.   There's no book on roses like this one. Everyday Roses is designed specifically for weekend gardeners and homeowners who love roses but don’t have the time or inclination to deal with the care and prevention measures high-maintenance roses require. This handy reference shows how you can enjoy the best of both worlds: gorgeous, healthy, long-flowering roses with a minimum of fuss.   Simple, sensible advice from a rose expert. Author and rosarian Paul Zimmerman shows how garden roses can play an important part in any landscape design. He introduces gardeners to lots of easy-to-grow varieties that can be used effectively as flowering shrubs, groundcover, or climbing vines.   Order A Signed Copy of Paul's Book HERE  ------------------------------   Barbara Sanderson - Glass Gardens NW will be with us to discuss her beautiful glass garden sculptures - Glass Gardens NW

Preserving Old Garden Roses | Northwest Flower Show Preview

February 16, 2013
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  This week on Rose Chat Radio, we welcome Cydney Wade of Rose Petals Nursery. Cydney will be with us to talk about efforts to preserve Old Garden, Heirloom and Heritage variety roses.    Cydney has been growing  and preserving roses for over 36 years and says "There is a past with each Old Garden Rose that you grow. It was taken from a cutting of a rose that was taken from a cutting of a rose all the way back to the original plant. Your rose is a part of a plant that crossed the Atlantic Ocean during the 1800's or crossed America in a covered wagon with a pioneer family taking part of their past to their new home. " She'll be sharing some of these roses as well as offering care tips. Don't miss it!   Janet Endsley will join us with a preview of the upcoming Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle, Washington February 20-24 at the Washington State Convention Center. One of the largest Flower & Garden shows in the U.S, its an annual celebration of the coming season of blooms.    WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU - We encourage you to call in during the live broadcast (347) 677-1870 with comments or questions or you may ask a question on twitter using the #RoseChat hashtag in your tweet or via e-mail to: GROW@RoseChat.info.    Following the live broadcast, all shows are available on-demand and are also available for download to iTunes.   Stay informed on upcoming broadcasts via e-mail sign up for our weekly e-mail update! http://eepurl.com/nINYz

Roses Of Yesterday | Old Garden Roses | Plant Watch Program

February 9, 2013
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Roses of Yesterday & Today If you love Old Garden Roses, then you don't want to miss this broadcast. Guinivere Wiley of Roses of Yesterday & Today joins us to talk about these romantic old roses that are know for their disease resistance and powerful fragrance www.rosesofyesterday.com ______________________________________ CONSUMER ALERT: We often read stories of counterfiet clothes, purses and jewelry, but counterfiet roses? Jacques Ferare, Vice President of Licensing and New Business development for Star Roses & Plants will join us to discuss how to tell if the roses and plant you're buying is the genuine article. He will tell us about the "Plant Watch" program which monitors growers and nurseries to ensure consumers are getting the genuine article... More on this important topic: Blog Post from Conard-Pyle Plant Watch Program Link Visit the Rose Chat Radio Web Site: www.RoseChatRadio.com   Interested in Advertising with us? Sign up for our media kit: http://t.co/r1JTxH8s  

Star Roses | New Rose Introductions for 2013

February 2, 2013
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We are excited to welcome Kristen Smith of Star Roses and Plants to talk about Star's new rose introductions for 2013! 

Kristen Smith is the new plants coordinated at Star Roses. She graduated with a degree in Horticulture from The Pennsylvania State University in 2013.  Following graduation she spent a year as an intern at Stonecrop Gardens.  She has been working at Star® Roses and Plants in the role of New Plants Coordinator for seven years.  Part of her job as a member of the New Products Development is to organize and evaluate the rose trials in West Grove, PA and organize distribution of roses, woody plants, and perennials to trial sites around the country.

From the Peace rose to the revolutionary Knock Out® and Drift® Roses, Star® Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle has been a pioneer in the field of plant development and introduction for more than 100 years. Founded in 1897 as a retail mail order firm specializing in roses, Star® Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle, has evolved from a wholesale container nursery to a leading genetics company involved directly in breeding roses, perennials and woody plants, and introducing plants from other breeders around the world.

We'll also hear from Annie Haven on the importance of hydrating bare root roses prior to planting. 

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