Stephen Scanniello | New York Botanical Garden | Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden

October 23, 2014
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Stephen Scanniello joins us to chat about his role as Curator of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden and also efforts to preserve heritage rose varieties through is role as President of the Heritage Rose Foundation.

Best known as a hands-on gardener who transformed the Cranford Rose Garden of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Stephen has authored and co-authored several rose books - Roses of America (1990, Holt) and Climbing Roses (1994, Prentice Hall/Horticulture, now Macmillan). Rose Companions (2005, Cool Springs Press) The American Horticultural Society selected a third book, A Year of Roses (1997, Holt) as one of the Ten Best Books in Horticulture for 1997. An updated edition of this award-winning classic was released in May 2006 (Cool Springs Press). His latest book, co-authored with Douglas Brenner, A Rose By Any Name, will tell stories related to rose names. This book, published by Algonquin Books, was released in February 2009. 

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The 20-30 Something Garden Guide | Dee Nash

October 8, 2014
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Dee Nash joins us to talk about her latest book: The 20-30 Something Garden Guide. 

"Urban farming is the hot new movement sweeping the country: growing food closer to where we live, whether it’s on a condo deck, in a backyard or in a community garden. The 20/30-Something Garden Guide gives that busy, mostly urban, cohort a fun, non-intimidating introduction to the basics of gardening. These are the folks who want to know where their food comes from, and they’re hip to the importance of good health and the environment. They may not have a lot of free time or change in their pockets, but if they could find a no-fuss Gardening 101 that spoke their language and gave achievable goals, they’d go for it. This is that book: high graphic appeal, fully illustrated, step-by-step projects and essential tips. Garden expert Dee Nash divides her book into four types and sizes of gardens, starting with “Farming Your Patio, Balcony or Deck,” and giving incremental goals for the first year, and the second and third. With this guide as a basic roadmap, new gardeners can be as creative and out-of-the-box as they want. It's theirs to enjoy." 

Purchase The Book - Amazon 
Dee's Blog - Red Dirt Ramblings

About Dee: Dee Nash is a writer, speaker and garden coach, born and raised in Oklahoma. She lives with her husband, children, three dogs, a cat and twenty chickens on 7.5 acres between the Great American Prairie and the beginning of the deciduous forest. 

The Rose Cottage Project - A Conversation With Judy Elizabeth Austin

October 1, 2014
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Join us for a conversation with Judy Austin curator of The Rose Cottage on Facebook.

This multi-year project has lead Judy down a road of discovery that has garnered an international following.  E-mail Judy your rose questions: string37@mindspring.com 

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. 

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