Baldo Villegas | Integrated Pest Management

March 30, 2013
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  The bugs come out this week we talk Integrated Pest Management with Baldo Villegas a leading expert on rose insects and disease. He’ll be with us to discuss the management of beneficial and harmful insects and fungal diseases for roses. Every rose gardener needs a durable garden hose, right? We’ll hear from Jim Thayer of Tuff Guard hoses who'll be sharing with us about “The Perfect Garden Hose”.    Sign up for our weekly email updates for a chance to win a Tuff Guard Garden Hose! Click on the link to subscribe to Rose Chat Radio email updates http://eepurl.com/nINYz  Offer open to existing subscribers and new subscribers through midnight March 30, 2013 . You must register and confirm your subscription to be eligible to win.  Winner will be announced on Monday April 1, 2013 at RoseChatRadio.com

For Love Of Roses | Horticultural Therapy With Roses

March 23, 2013
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Richard J. Anthony an award winning rosarian with 100 Queens of Show to his credit will be with us to talk about a wonderful collection of Miniature & Miniflora roses now available at ForLoveofRoses.com  Robert Bornstein, a Horticultural Therapist will also join us to discuss National Horticultural Therapy week and how he uses roses in his therapy. RobertBornstein.com  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

Eat Your Roses - Denise Schreiber | Rootstocks & Roses

March 16, 2013
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  Denise Schreiber joins us this week to talk eating roses! "Mrs. Know It All" dishes gardening advice on the popular radio broadcast; "The Organic Gardeners”, broadcasting on WKDKA in Pittsburg.  This delightful book balances edible flower history with proper handling and preparation techniques. Containing over 50 recipes Eat Your Roses shows us how to look beyond the vegetable garden and into our flower beds for good food ideas! Carol Green, a Florida rosarian with over 1,000 roses under cultivation will be joining us to discuss the various rootstocks available today and which one is right for your garden. Rose Chat Radio Hosts, Chris VanCleave, Teresa Byington and Susan Fox will also be talking about what roses they are adding to their gardens this spring.  Stay informed on upcoming broadcasts via e-mail! Subscribe to our weekly newsletter: http://eepurl.com/nINYz

Biltmore Estate Rose Garden | Lucas Jack - Rosarian

March 9, 2013
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  Lucas S. Jack - Biltmore Rosarian Lucas Jack has served as Biltmore’s Rosarian since 2011. In this role, his responsibilities include overseeing the care of 1,800 roses in the Historic Rose Garden and maintaining the space as a world class show garden for guests within the Historic Walled Garden. Lucas is also involved in research and restoration projects related to the Rose Garden, including efforts to restore the garden to the lush opulence it enjoyed in the 1930s. In addition, Lucas oversees Biltmore’s International Rose Trials.   At the age of 14, Lucas began working in landscaping and operated his own business for several years. In 2004, he interned with Biltmore’s Arboriculture Department. Three years later, Lucas graduated from Haywood Community College with a degree in Forestry. Lucas serves on the board of directors for the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville. He and his wife are the proud parents of one child and are expecting another.   A National Historic Landmark, Biltmore is the private home of the late George W. Vanderbilt, now owned by his grandson, William A. V. Cecil. The property, which has been open to the public since 1930, is completely self-sufficient and receives no outside funding. Biltmore includes America’s largest private residence, Biltmore House, designed by renowned 19th century architect Richard Morris Hunt, and the surrounding 8,000 acres of gardens and forests, landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted. Today, Biltmore has grown to include Antler Hill Village, which features the award-winning Winery and Antler Hill Farm; the four-star Inn on Biltmore Estate; Equestrian Center; numerous restaurants; event and meeting venues; and Biltmore For Your Home, the company’s licensed products division. 

The Dirt Diaries | Rose Society Resurrection

March 2, 2013
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Acclaimed garden writer and rosarian Lynn Hunt will join us to talk about her adventures in writing, judging rose shows and will offer spring pruning tips. She blogs her gardening adventures at The Dirt Diaries. Also joining us this week is Dan Kiel a local Rose Society President to talk his efforts to resurrect a dying rose society.   Stay informed on upcoming broadcasts via e-mail: http://eepurl.com/nINYz