Roses For Youth Funshop with Mark Miller & Dave Jackson

June 24, 2015
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Mark Miller & Dave Jackson of the Delaware Area Rose Society join us to talk about an amazing event they host each year to encourage young people to grow miniature roses. It's called the Roses for Youth Funshop and it now attracts about 100 kids each year. 

Hear Mark & Dave tell us about the program, its origins and what's in store for the future. 

A Lifetime of Roses with Will Radler - Creator of the Knock Out Rose

June 18, 2015
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William Radler grew up in Wisconsin and bought his first rose at age 9. He joins us to talk about his early rose growing experience and how through those relationships, made a commitment to create low maintenance roses. Hear how the Knock Out rose got its name and about his continuing work to create low maintenance roses we all can enjoy.


Mr. Radler holds a degree in landscape architecture and spent 23 years in the industry, most notably 13 years as Director of Boerner Botanical Gardens. With the success of the Knock Out Rose, Will now is a full time rose hybridizer and devotes his time to philanthropic endeavors. 

A Conversation With Tom Carruth

June 10, 2015
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Award winning rose hybridizer Tom Carruth joins us for a conversation on his career hybridizing roses and his ongoing work at the prestigious Huntington Rose Garden in San Marino California. 

Tom chats with hosts Chris VanCleave and Teresa Byington about how he became interested in growing roses and how through the mentorship of other hybridizers Tom became one of the foremost hybridizers in the world with over 100 introductions to his credit. 
Find Tom on Twitter: @TomCarruthRoses
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2015 Biltmore International Rose Trials

June 3, 2015

Have you ever wondered what goes on at a rose trial? Well the Rose Chat Podcast crew just returned from Asheville, North Carolina where we spent the weekend at the Biltmore International Rose Trials

Rose Chat Podcast hosts Chris VanCleave & Teresa Byington take you through the process of evaluating the roses entered into this prestigious trial. 
The nation's top rose gardeners gather in the walled rose garden at George and Edith Vanderbilt's fabulous rose garden to judge roses sent from breeders around the world. Who will win the coveted "Best In Show" award?  Tune in above to find out!