Lucas Jack | Biltmore Estate Rosarian

June 29, 2013
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LUCAS JACK | Biltmore Estate Rosarian Lucas Jack, rosarian for the magnificent Biltmore Estate returns to chat about training up the next generation of gardeners. Lucas will discuss good growing practices, education and companion planting for roses.  ROSE CHAT RADIO | E-Mail Updates Keep informed on upcoming Rose Chat Radio guests, exciting giveaways and contests and much more by subscribing to our weekly email updates! http://eepurl.com/nINYz  

Invasion of the Japanese Beetles | Troy Bilt

June 22, 2013
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INVASION OF THE JAPANESE BEETLES David Strickland of Witherspoon Rose Culture will be with us to talk about Japanese Beetles and roses.  These pesky creatures can chew through a rose bush in a day! David will offer tips on how to control them in your garden, plus he'll be taking your calls and questions on rose care.  Troy-Bilt | Garden & Lawn Products | Bilt For Life Barbara Roueche joins us to tell us about the history of Troy-Bilt and what products are available to help you establish and maintain a beautiful garden space.  Giveaway Offer: We are giving away a gas trimmer and a jump start engine starter from Troy-Bilt! You'll never have to pull the cord again! This trimmer will help keep your rose beds looking their best. Check our our Facebook page for details: http://www.Facebook.com/RoseChatRadio

Proven Winners | Oso Easy Roses | Stacey Hirvela

June 15, 2013
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Proven Winners - Oso Easy Roses Our celebration of National Rose Month continues with another great guest and a great giveaway! Who doesn't want beautiful disease resistant roses in their garden? With Proven Winners Oso Easy roses you can have color, form, beauty without all the fuss of traditional hybrids.  Stacey Hirvela with Proven Winners, America's #1 Brand in plants joins us to talk about his delicious line of roses.  You'll hear about "Cherry Pie", "Honey Bun", "Mango Salsa" and many others.  Here's your chance to have the rose garden of your dreams for FREE: Proven Winners is giving away an entire rose garden on our Facebook Page! Details:  http://www.Facebook.com/RoseChatRadio  Keep In Touch With Rose Chat Radio Sign up for the Rose Chat Radio Newsletter:  

Hybridizing Roses | Roses for New England

June 8, 2013
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Roses for New England Mike & Angie Chute and have been growing roses for over twenty years in East Providence, Rhode Island.  “Roses for New England” is the first book written by New England rose gardeners for New England rose gardeners and is a comprehensive guide to growing sustainable roses in this unique growing environment. Mike & Angie will offer practical advice and share some of their favorite roses.  Order the book Christian Bedard - Weeks Roses Hybridizer As research director at Weeks Roses, Christian oversee's testing and selection of thousands of potential rose introductions each year. An award winning hybridizer, he is responsible for such introductions as "Ketchup & Mustard", "Sugar Moon" & "Koko Loko" just to name a few. Christian will tell us about the breeding program at weeks and will tell us how he comes up with some of the names of his introductions!  Weeks Roses Website Keep In Touch With Roses Chat Radio Subscribe to the Rose Chat Radio Newsletter

Cheryl Malone - Heirloom Roses | Bob Martin - It’s Showtime!

June 1, 2013
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Beautiful Heirloom Roses Rosarian Cheryl Malone of Heirloom Roses joins us this week to talk about some unique varieites of Heirloom Roses and about the great programs they have to educate gardeners on growing our national flower http://www.HeirloomRoses.com It's Show Time! - with Bob Martin Rose Shows are popping up all over the country and acclaimed rosarian Bob Martin joins us to offer some tips for those who would like to enter their roses in a show for the very first time.  Bob literally wrote the book in rose exhibiting with "Showing Good Roses" and is the publisher of "Horizon Roses" a primer on the nations top exhibition roses.   http://www.RoseShow.com   June Is National Rose Month In 1986 President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation naming the rose as our national floral emblem. How did that happen? Find out on this broadcast of Rose Chat Radio!