New Roses For 2015 - Star Roses - Kristen Smith

November 19, 2014
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We are excited to welcome back to the Rose Chat Podcast Kristen Smith of Star Roses and Plants with the latest news from "rose hell" and  to talk about Star's new rose introductions for 2015! Here's the lineup:

  • Dee-Lish
  • Eyeconic Lychee Lemonade
  • Fired Up
  • BougainFeelYa
  • Mercury Rising

Tahitian Treasure

We'll also be chatting with Kristen about some colorful container combinations for fall and how to keep them protected from the frost. 

About Star Roses & Plants From the Peace rose to the revolutionary Knock Out® and Drift® Roses, Star® Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle has been a pioneer in the field of plant development and introduction for more than 100 years.  Founded in 1897 as a retail mail order firm specializing in roses, Star® Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle, has evolved from a wholesale container nursery to a leading genetics company involved directly in breeding roses, perennials and woody plants, and introducing plants from other breeders around the world. 


Visit the Star Roses  Website: http://www.starrosesandplants.com/ 

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New Roses for 2015 - Weeks Roses - Karen Kemp Docksteader

November 12, 2014
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The Rose Chat Podcast is excited to welcome back Karen Kemp-Docksteader of Weeks Roses to talk about an incredible new lineup of roses from Weeks. Known for excellence in rose breeding, Weeks shines once again with this new collection.  

  • Above All - Climber 
  • Ana's Promise - Downton Abbey Collection 
  • Doris Day - Floribunda
  • Neil Diamond - Hybrid Tea 
  • Take It Easy - Floribunda 
  • Top Of The World - Climber 


 Hear all about these new varieties and much more on this broadcast of the Rose Chat Podcast. 

About Weeks:  Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower is one of the largest commercial rose growers in the United States since 1938. Their top-quality bareroot plants, container plants, dormant plantable pots and liners are sold to nurseries, garden centers, and select mailorder outlets nationwide.

Weeks Roses offers a unique broad selection of specialty roses - hybrid teas & grandifloras, floribundas, climbing roses, shrublets & shrub roses, miniature roses, tree roses, and All-America Rose Selections - AARS award winners. They produce both budded and own-root plants. For each rose variety, they select the propagation method that ensures maximum plant performance, hardiness and floriferousness in your garden.

Coffee for Roses - C. L. Fornari

November 5, 2014
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Rose Chat Podcast welcomes C. L. Fornari - "The Garden Lady" author of Coffee for Roses.  


Word-of-mouth may be a great way to learn about some products, but word-of-mouth gardening tips can be a very bad idea. The age-old practice of passing along gardening tips and tricks is no guarantee you will get a good result...it might even do the opposite.  In her new book, garden expert C. L. Fornari looks at 71 common garden practices and uncovers the truth behind the lore.  Do marigolds keep the bugs out of the veggie patch? Will rusty nails turn hydrangeas blue? With humor and affection, she goes back in time to sort out the good, the bad and the just plain silly...and tells us why. COFFEE FOR ROSES combines gardening history and expert advice into one useful, time- and money-saving package. The author’s award-winning full color photography is throughout.