Susan Lyell Young - Rose Fever In Nashville!

January 28, 2015
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What a delightful conversation this was! Susan Lyell Young was a perennial gardener in Nashville, TN when she rescued a bagged Mr. Lincoln rose from Kmart. That was  three years ago and since then she has fallen in love with roses and collected more than 250 mostly vintage and antique roses. She particularly loves the vintage polyanthas and pre-WWII hybrid teas, noisettes, and hybrid musks. Ms. Young gardens on an urban city lot of 11/0th an acre and is currently looking for some land in the country so that she might grow a proper garden. When not tending to the roses Ms. Young is an avid reader of rose history and culture and we couldn't be happier to have her as our guest this evening. 

Hear her favorite roses as well as some growing tips and insights on growing the worlds' most beloved flower.  

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New Roses for 2015 - David Austin Roses

January 17, 2015
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 For Spring 2015, David Austin introduces four new English Roses to U.S. and Canadian gardeners. All four feature classic Austin rose attributes – a romantic old-fashioned flower form, heady fragrance and masses of blooms all season long. Michael Marriott is our guest on today's broadcast. He's the Chief Rosarian at David Austin roses and we'll be chatting about this exceptional collection of roses. 

“We expect gardeners will be excited by these appealing English Roses,” says Austin’s senior rosarian Michael Marriott. “Each has irresistible qualities, the kind that lead gardeners to discover they have ‘just the spot’ for this!”

Check out the entire collection of David Austin Roses at www.davidaustinroses.com,

The Lady Gardener’ – This is an intensely fragrant, apricot-colored rose that’s astoundingly floriferous, nearly burying itself in perfume and flowers from early summer to frost and has added it to their list of Most Fragrant English Roses.

The Albrighton Rambler’ – Typically a rambler rose delivers a spectacular show, but blooms only once a season. ‘The Albrighton Rambler’ blooms repeatedly all season long. 

Thomas à Becket’ – Whereas Austin’s roses often recall an Old Rose in look, this rose is closer to a species rose, being more natural and shrubby in growth. The large red flowers are shallowly cupped, opening as informal rosettes, with petals that quickly reflex as the flowers age. 

Maid Marion’ – This 2015 North American introduction has everything gardeners prize in David Austin's English Roses. The buds open in rounded cups with large outside petals.

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