Proven Winners | OSO Happy Roses | Stacey Hirvela

March 26, 2014

Who doesn't want beautiful disease resistant roses in their garden? With Proven Winners Oso Happy 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 this line of roses.  

You'll hear about "Smoothie", "Candy Oh" & "Petit Pink" and also about the 2014 Gardeners Idea Book as well as a sneak peek at Stacey's new book Edible Spots & Pots from Rodale Press. 

Susan Fox - Rapid Results With Roses

March 20, 2014

Susan Fox of joins us from the Chicago Flower & Garden Show where she is a featured speaker this week. Her presentation "Rapid Results with Roses" dispels the myth that roses are hard to grow. Her just published "Four Seasons of Roses" is available at and on her website. Susan is an American Rose Society certified Consulting Rosarian and has grown roses for many years in different climates. Don't miss this exciting podcast.  

Paul Zimmerman - Roses Are Plants Too

March 19, 2014

Paul Zimmerman is the owner of Paul Zimmerman Roses, a company dedicated to teaching that “Roses Are Plants, Too”.  His popular book "Everyday Roses" is available nationwide in bookstores and home centers. 

Paul joins us to talk about the success of his book, what's new in gardening trends and will answer questions from our audience. 

Paul's Website

Biltmore Estate Rosarian - Lucas Jack

March 12, 2014

Lucas Jack - Biltmore Estate Rosarian Join us as we chat with Lucas Jack, the Biltmore Rosarian, will be with us to discuss what's going on in the garden, what they're adding to the garden and an update on the rose trials. Lucas brings a wealth of knowledge and energy to all things roses! Don't miss this interview.

About Biltmore:  Discover the wonders of Biltmore™ in Asheville. Begin with the breathtaking beauty of 250-room Biltmore House — America's largest home® — and century-old gardens. Explore the 8,000-acre backyard through a variety of activities from horseback riding to rafting. Experience Antler Hill Village that connects the estate's present and past, providing a relaxing place for dining, shopping, historical exhibits, and new ways to enjoy Biltmore's hospitality. Finally, savor the long-lasting benefits of a luxurious getaway at the four-star inn, Inn on Biltmore Estate.  

Raised Bed Gardening | Art of the Garden | Jill Plumb

March 5, 2014

Growing roses in raised beds has many benefits. This weeks guest will tell us about these benefits and just how easy it is to build a raised bed in your garden. 

Jill Plumb creator of the M Brace® joins us to talk about raised bed gardening. She believes that gardens are places where good things happen. Every garden is a place of growth and renewal, invite us to connect with the natural world. When we dig our hands into the dirt, we are creating a space where ALL things are possible, encouraging us to Grow Beautifully in every aspect of our lives! 

Art of the Garden was started around one central idea: Create a way to make raised garden beds that EVERYONE can assemble and enjoy. This was accomplished with the invention of the M Brace®, “Simply Embrace Your Garden”, a set of four recycled steel braces that creates a raised garden by simply sliding any sized lumber into the braces. The M Brace® is manufactured in Galt, CA using the highest standards of technology and craftsmanship.