January 26, 2017
Sandy and Bob Lundberg have been growing roses since the 1970's and exhibiting them in rose shows since 1989. In that time they have grown a ton of roses and have become a "GO TO" source for advice on varieties for exhibition. For the past 25 years, Sandy has published "Sandy's Picks"; a list of roses that she thinks you'll love. Well, almost all of em. This no nonsense approach to reporting on roses has endearded her to rose growers everywhere.
We caught up with Sandy at Top Gun 2016. An exhibitors conclave; this event is an opportunity for top exhibitors to teach the tricks of the trade to up and coming exhibitors. Sandy is a sought after speaker in the rose world and was a featured presenter at this event. She allowed us to record her presentation.
With Sandy's permission I have attached her slides from the presentation in the PDF format so you can follow along and see all the beautiful roses she mentions on today's show.
Click the links below to follow along with Sandy's talk.
Sandy's Picks 1
Sandy's Picks 2
August 28, 2016
Exhibiting roses is a fun and rewarding hobby. We believe deep inside most every rose grower is an exhibitor waiting for an opportunity to show the world their blooms. Today we hear from a rose master who'll tell us about five exhibition quality roses that you can grow and show. We think that by growing these roses, it'll surely awaken the exhibitor within you. This includes one rose that gets as big as a Volkswagen! Well, at least in Bob's garden...
Here's a list of the roses Bob chatted with us about today:
Click the links to view photo's and purchase information for these roses from online retailers.
About Our Guest:
Bob Martin has been growing roses for 44 years. He is one of the top exhibitors in the United States and maintains a garden of over 400 varieties. He is an ARS Master Rosarian, an Accredited Horticultural Judge and an Accredited Arrangements Judge.
Bob is the current Vice President of the American Rose Society, is chairman of the American Rose Society Horticultural Exhibitor's Committee and Editor of the American Rose Society quarterly publication, the Rose Exhibitors' Forum. He maintains a website covering U.S. rose shows at RoseShow.com as well as a Facebook site for Rose Exhibitors' Forum. Bob has also been an Editor of Horizon Roses for 21 years and the National Editor for ten years. He is the author of the book "Showing Good Roses" and was honored for his lifetime contribution to rose education as a 2009 recipient of the ARS Klima Medal.
Bob is an active rose exhibitor at all levels and the 2007 recipient of the ARS Guy Blake Hedrick Jr. Award for lifetime achievement in rose exhibiting. During his 30 year exhibiting career, he has shown roses in more than 220 shows, winning more than 1,400 trophies in every exhibiting class, including 13 national trophies. Bob has also judged an additional 84 shows and is a frequent lecturer at judging schools through out the country.
An avid hybridizer, he has 14 registered varieties, including the show roses 'Butter Cream' & 'Dona Martin', varieties mentioned on today's broadcast.
Today's Show Links:
The cornerstone of rose culture in the United States.
Top Exhibition Roses, Rose Show Results and more!
The "Must Have" insiders guide to purchasing exhibition roses.
May 16, 2016
Nashville Rosarian Ron Daniels joins us to tell us about how a partnership between the Nashville Rose Society and the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens that has yielded a teaching garden for generations to enjoy and stands as a testament of what can be achieved when local rose societies partner with local gardens to teach people about growing roses.
Cheekwood, a 55-acre estate built by the Maxwell House Coffee fortune in Nashville, Tennessee, and one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era estate in the United States. The Botanical Garden is a spectacular showcase of color and horticultural diversity with eleven specialty display gardens and stunning natural landscape. The Museum of Art has collections of painting, sculpture and decorative arts. www.Cheekwood.org
About Nashville Rose Society:
The Nashville Rose Society serves all of Middle Tennessee by sharing knowledge and information about our national flower, the rose. Through a monthly newsletter and meetings that feature regional and nationally recognized speakers, we bring you advice and instruction geared to growing roses in the specific soil and climatic conditions of this area.
The Nashville Rose Society meets in the Potter Room of the Botanic Hall/Visitor Services Building at the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, 1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, Tennessee 37205 www,NashvilleRoseSociety.com
March 24, 2016
The Rose Chat Podcast was out in full force at the recent Tenarky District Winter Workshop held in Bowling Green Kentucky. Rose Chat Podcast creator Chris VanCleave was a featured speaker along with Carol Shockley, Curtis Aumiller, Steve Hutton, Mark Windam and American Rose Society President Pat Shanley.
These winter workshops are designed to enlighten and inform area rose lovers on the latest trends and varieties in roses. During this event, Teresa Byington caught up with several of our rose loving friends and they had a lot to say!. On this broadcast, we chat with Master Gardener and Rosarian, Ron Daniels on mentors, memories and some of the favorite roses in his garden. Teresa also checks in with award winning exhibitor Mark Nolen on his"GoTo' roses for exhibition. Then Teresa chats with Nashville Rose Society President Cindy Worch on gardening with her husband, her no spray garden and some of her favorite varieties.
To learn more about the wonderful programs of the Tenarky District of the American Rose Society Click HERE
Become a member of the American Rose Society! Check out the membership options HERE
January 30, 2016
This week, we welcome Karen Docksteader from Weeks Roses. Karen joins us to talk about new introductions for 2016.
We chat with Karen about these beautiful new varieties from Weeks:
- Rainbow Happy Trails
- Sunshine Happy Trails
- Watercolors Home Run
- Smoking Hot
- Miss Congeniality
- Cutie Pie
There is something here for everyone.
We caught up with award winning rose gardener John Mattia who recently won the Lifetime Achievement award for dedicated service to the American Rose Society. He shares with us his top three roses for the beginning exhibitor.
December 7, 2015
Hear the delightful tale of how an unexpected Christmas present sparked a passion for roses. Jim & Starla Harding aka "The Rookie Rose Gardeners" join us to talk about the adventures and misadventures of creating a rose garden with over 200 roses while writing award winning articles for American Rose magazine.
It's a holiday tale with a rose filled ending!
June 24, 2015
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.
April 15, 2015
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.
Watch the May/June issue of the American Rose Magazine for details on how to cast your ballot.
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April 8, 2015
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