Easy PZ Roses with Paul Zimmerman

February 25, 2015

Internationally renowned Rosarian Paul Zimmerman joins us to talk about Spring rose care, the latest trends in roses and something brand NEW!. 

On this broadcast we're talking about current winter weather conditions and their affects on roses. Paul also talks about adding perennials to your garden as a means to attract beneficial insects as well as talking about spring "to do's" with roses. 

Paul also announced a partnership with Heirloom Roses on the introduction of his new line of Easy PZ roses! More to come on this big news in the rose world. Stay Tuned!

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Miniature Gardens & Roses In Bloom at the Chicago Flower Show

February 12, 2015

The Chicago Flower Show is just around the corner and this year they are featuring roses in a big way!  From a formal rose garden display to a magnificent fairy garden planted with miniature roses. Young and old alike with be mesmerized by the power of roses at the Chicago Flower Show. 

We are so happy to have Arlena Schott and Richard Anthony to the show to talk about miniature roses and gardens and their collaboration to produce a magnificent display garden at the show.

Arlena has been keeping things Green for over 32 years thru her Landscape Business Arlena’s Plantscape and Design as well as being the owner of an Independent Garden Center for more than 14 years. She is a sought after speaker sharing her “Magic Of Miniature Gardens workshops with thousands around the country.

As the Host and Producer of the television series “Garden Wise Living TV” for more than 15 years Arlena’s episodes have educated and Inspired gardeners with her sustainable approach to gardening. 


Richard Anthony is the owner of ForLoveOf Roses.com an online store dedicated to providing top quality miniature and miniflora roses for the exhibitor and home gardener alike. Richard has been growing roses for over 10 years and is a championship rose exhibitor, with over 100 Queens of Show to his credit, he has exhibited roses from coast to coast and holds 5 national trophies. 

Both chatted with us about the creation of these amazing gardens and what visitors can expect to see and do at the show....

For Love Of Roses with Richard Anthony & Brenna Bosch

February 12, 2015

Richard Anthony & Brenna Bosch joins us to chat about how For Love of Roses began, how Richard and Brenna met and now a rose named in her honor all that just in time for Valentine's Day! 

If you exhibit roses, these are two names you know. They own “For Love of Roses” an online rose shop that is a POWERHOUSE of exhibition quality roses. Richard is a championship rose exhibitor, with over 100 Queens of Show to his credit, 5 of which were national trophies. So I guess you could say he knows his roses! 

If you love exhibiting roses, you'll enjoy this conversation.   

Check out their website ForLoveOfRoses.com 

We’ve Been Nominated For A Shorty Award - Cast Your Vote Today!

February 5, 2015

The Rose Chat Podcast is proud to announce that we've been nominated for the prestigious Shorty Award.

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media, recognizing the people and organizations producing content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine, and the rest of the social web.

The awards ceremony takes place in April in New York City and are livestreamed to a global audience.

Previous Shorty Awards ceremonies welcomed Ricky Gervais, George Takei, Jimmy Kimmel, Retta, Jerry Seinfeld, Kiefer Sutherland, Jim Gaffigan, Amanda Palmer, Conan O'Brien, Cory Booker, Natasha Leggero, Sesame Street's Grover, Ted Leo, Shaquille O'Neal, Stephen Fry, Suze Orman, Rachel Maddow, William Shatner, Carrie Keagan, Chris Hardwick, David Karp, Biz Stone, Alexis Ohanian, Coco Rocha, Andrew WK, Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, Matt Walsh, Aasif Mandvi, Tiffani Thiessen, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, and Felicia Day.

There are two branches of the Shorty Awards: the individual competition and the brands & organizations competition. The awards for brands & organizations honor the innovative and creative work professionals are executing in the social media space through a formal online entry process. The awards for individuals are submitted by tweet nominations. Each year, the Shorty Awards receives millions of tweet nominations from fans supporting their favorite social media stars. Voters can also create Shorty Award Community Categories by tweeting their own hashtag. Over 2,000 community categories have been created to date.

The winners of the 7th Annual Shorty Awards, as chosen by The Academy, will be revealed at the ceremony in April of 2015 in New York City.*

Click the link to cast your nominating vote for our show and our efforts to teach a new generation about the world's most beloved flower. 

Thanks for your ongoing support of the Rose Chat Podcast. 

Repeat Roses - Sustainability & Kindness Starts With You

February 4, 2015

Why let beautiful flowers go to waste after the party is over? By collecting floral centerpieces and arrangements that otherwise end up in the trash at hotels and special event venues, Repeat Roses is able to extend the life of beautiful blooms and deliver a spot of joy to those who would benefit most in your community (typically our nation’s elderly, abused and sick).

Repeat Roses takes the ordinary business of disposing flowers and transforms it into an emotionally engaging experience while diverting a significant amount of organic waste from a trip to the landfill and creating a local community composting opportunity. Hear Repeat Roses founder tell this inspiring story and hear ways that you can get involved!  

Check them out online: RepeatRoses.com