Marci Martin - Springtime Gardening, Cooking Your Roses & A Rose For Marion

April 29, 2015
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Join us for this delightful interview with Marci Martin who is a contributor to PlantersPlace.com where she hosts a podcast on growing roses! A consulting rosarian for many years, Marci is on a mission to enrich the lives of others with roses. 

On this episode Marci talks about spring time in her home state of Connecticut, about "cooking your roses" and a heartfelt story of a new rose being introduced this year by David Austin Roses, 'Maid Marion'. 

Sam Jones - Candidate for Vice President of the American Rose Society

April 22, 2015
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"Hi, my name is Sam Jones and I love growing roses. And, I want to thank you for loving to grow roses too!
 My love of growing roses has led to me exhibiting them, arranging them and sharing them with friends and neighbors.
 And, because I love growing roses, I’ve served the rose community on a local, district and national level.
 Now, I want to be your next American Rose Society Vice President." - Sam Jones

Listen to our chat with Sam Jones, candidate for Vice President of the American Rose Society. Members of the ARS will have the opportunity this summer to elect a new Vice President. The VP of the ARS automatically assumes the office of President after serving a three year term. 

During our interview, Sam talks about how he became interested in growing roses, why he got involved in the leadership of the ARS and a little about what we can expect if he is elected to this office. 
Be sure and check out his candidate website: SamGrowsRoses.com

Watch the May/June issue of the American Rose Magazine for details on how to cast your ballot. 

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Bob Martin - Candidate for Vice President of the American Rose Society

April 15, 2015
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Listen to our chat with Bob Martin, candidate for Vice President of the American Rose Society. Members of the ARS will have the opportunity this summer to elect a new Vice President. The VP of the ARS automatically assumes the office of President after serving a three year term. 

During our interview, Bob talks about how he became interested in growing roses, why he got involved in the leadership of the ARS and a little about what we can expect if he is elected to this office. 
Be sure and check out his candidate website: http://bobmartinarsvp.com/
Also check out his Rose Show website: RoseShow.com 
Watch the May/June issue of the American Rose Magazine for details on how to cast your ballot. 
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Kids & Roses With Lee Stephens

April 8, 2015
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Lee Stevens lives in Southern California where she and her husband, David have lovingly restored their 1888 Victorian era home, raised six children, and passionately pursued learning more about roses. She and David currently have about 300 roses under cultivation.
Lee was first introduced to rose horticulture by a friendly neighbor when she was eight years old, and the world of roses was opened to her imagination in that fragrant garden.

Helping children learn about sustainable gardening practices while teaching them the joy of growing our national flower is the driving force behind her creation of the American Rose Society’s  National Kidz N’ Roses program. 

Lee and David teach rose horticulture lessons to elementary school children in grades 2-6 in an after-school program called Green Team. Using hands-on experiences, along with colorful power point presentations and worksheets that she has developed, she teaches children to create their own organic rose food, how to identify and select the best types of roses for their gardens, how to use organic pest controls, and how to make compost and brew compost tea. 

Lee is the current president of Raincross Rose Society and a Consulting Rosarian. She is a prolific writer with multiple articles published in the American Rose Magazine, as well as editor of the Raincross Rose Society and Kidz N’ Roses monthly newsletters and frequent contributor to inspirational  and homeschool publications

Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Lee organized the humanitarian outreach project “Restoring Roses to Southern Gardens.” She orchestrated both a compassion-inspired letter writing campaign to garner letters of support for those whose lives were dramatically impacted, as well as a program for sponsoring roses to be given to those individuals as a symbol of love from Americans everywhere. Thousands of roses, and tens of thousands of letters, reached homeowners along the Southern Gulf Coast where lives were touched and hope was restored.
To access the FREE educational resources you heard about on this broadcast visit the Kids n Roses Resource Site HERE

Cemetery Rose - Sacramento City Cemetery with Anita Clevenger

April 1, 2015
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Adorned with beautiful statues, dramatic markers and lush gardens, the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is an outdoor museum recording California history from the Gold Rush Era through today and is the home of the Sacramento Historic Rose Garden at the Cemetery. Anita Clevenger, Curator of the rose garden joins us to chat about the history of the garden, the wonderful collection of roses that grows there and she shared information on their upcoming Open Garden Day where rose lovers from around the globe come to tour the garden and have an opportunity to purchase on-site some of rare roses that are growing in the cemetery. This garden was recently awarded the Great Rosarians of the World Award "Garden Hall of Fame Award" for the outstanding efforts of the team of volunteers that work tireless hours to ensure that this living museum is maintained and that all who come receive an education on the roses therein.