Tyler Francis | Certified Roses for 2016 + Bonus Track

June 26, 2016

Tyler Francis joins us to talk about new roses from Certified Roses for 2016 and beyond! You'll hear a little about the history of Certified and how they are working to bring beautiful varieties of roses that will be winners in your garden. Tyler talks about new varieties and gives us an update on the Miranda Lambert that benefits Mutt Nation, a charity dedicated to ending animal cruelty and neglect.  

Stay tuned after the credits for a bonus track where the Rose Chat Podcast crew and Tyler have a text and talk session about some of the roses that are in the pipeline for future introduction. Don' t miss it! 


Tyler Francis and his father, Michael Francis, own and operate Francis Roses, one of the largest rose growers in the United States. Founded in 1987, the 2000-acrefarm is located just outside Phoenix, Arizona. Francis Roses grows over 500 different commercial varieties of two-year budded and own-root roses in addition to over one thousand varieties currently in development. This family-run business is strongly committed to providing the best quality roses for gardens in every region across the United States. A graduate ofUniversity of Arizona and Southern Methodist University, Tyler holds a baccalaureate and advanced degree in economics.


Certified Roses

Mutt Nation Foundation

June is National Rose Month | Voices From The Garden | Chris VanCleave

June 12, 2016

The month of June is National Rose Month and America's Favorite Rose Gardener and Rose Chat Podcast creator Chris VanCleave shares the story of how the rose became the national floral emblem of the United States. He also shares some tips on how you can become an advocate for roses in your own home town. Don't miss this special broadcast of Voices from the Garden. 

Voices From The Garden is a series of short broadcasts submitted by gardeners who share with us an intrinsic mix of life lessons, faith stories and gardening adventures, exclusively on the  Rose Chat Podcast.  Do you have a story to tell? Record your experience and send it to us at GROW@RoseChat.info 

Rose Garden Check Up | Dr. Barry McCasland | The Buzz on Bees

June 5, 2016
Get the buzz on bees on this broadcast of the Rose Garden Checkup. On this episode, Dr. Barry McCasland discusses how gardeners and bees can happily co-exist in the garden. He offers some helpful hints on avoiding the “sting” of a close encounter with bees and some practical solutions if you do. It's a show everyone is buzzing about! 

This series of podcasts is dedicated to health and wellness issues related to gardeners. Dr. McCasland is a board certified physician, avid rose gardener and wants you to get the most out of your health and your roses.

Note: The information provided in this series is meant for basic informational purposes and is not intended to replace the advice given to you by your physician. Consult with your doctor before making decisions concerning your health.

The Rose Garden Checkup with Dr. Barry McCasland, heard exclusively on the Rose Chat Podcast.