September 25, 2013
ROBBIE TUCKER - ROSEMANIA
Robbie Tucker is a nationally recognized amateur hybridizer of miniflora and miniature roses, including Daddy Frank, a deep red, exhibition miniflora that was awarded the 2010 Award of Excellence. He is the owner and creator of Rosemania.com, an online source for state-of-the-art chemicals and organic products for roses. Robbie’s rose introductions include Miss Flippins, Cachet, Amy Grant, Ty, Dancing Flame and Conundrum among numerous award-winning varieties. He has won queen at national rose shows four times. Robbie is an ARS Consulting Rosarian, Horticulture Judge, and past President of the Nashville Rose Society.
Robbie is a leader in the rose industry and will join us to share his tips and insights on safety tips for those who spray roses what protective gear is needed and will also discuss his popular spray reference guide.
September 18, 2013
ALLEN OWINGS - LSU AG CENTER - EASY TEA HYBRID TEA ROSES Gardeners may have shied away from growing roses in the past, but more and more research is demonstrating that roses can be grown with less care than folks previously thought. The Easy Tea Hybrid Tea research program was to evaluate 30 carefully selected varieties of hybrid tea roses to identify those with the highest level of natural disease resistance. Join us as we chat with Allen about this program and hear the results of their latest efforts to find easy to grow Hybrid Tea Roses.
September 11, 2013
This week; a look at roses named to commemorate the events of 9/11. Join us each week for the Rose Chat Podcast. This top rated podcast explores different aspects of roses. From where to plant roses, to which plants to buy. We explore the care and maintenance of roses as well as the latest trends in gardening. You'll hear from top authors and poets as well as take a look at roses in art, literature and history. We'll even offer tips, tricks and techniques on creating the garden of your dreams. Hosted by award winning rosarians Chris VanCleave and Teresa Byington, each of whom bring a unique perspective to the wide world of roses.
September 4, 2013
STEVE HUTTON - President & CEO Star Roses & Plants Steve Hutton, president and CEO of Star® Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle, is a third-generation nurseryman. At age of 12 he had his first paying job in the industry—following a number of non-paying jobs—selling pansies that he and his brothers grew to the garden center Star® Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle had at the time. After graduating from Earlham College with a degree in English literature, Hutton sought practical industry experience at a number of different nursery establishments. He worked in a cut rose operation, E.G. Hill, then for a year at a foliage plant nursery, Oakdell, Inc., in Apopka, Florida. His final stop was as a trainee at the world-renowned French rose breeding operation, Meilland International. When he returned to Star® Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle in 1978, his first job was routing trucks during the spring shipping season. He later held positions as head of the license department, vice president of production and, finally, president of the company. Hutton is a past president of All America Rose Selections, president of the National Association of Plant Patent Owners, member of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Gold Medal Award Committee, member of the board of The Wholesale Nursery Growers of America and member of the International Plant Propagators’ Society. Additionally, he holds board positions in several local nonprofit organizations. Star Roses & Plants Website