Of Naked Ladies & Forget Me Nots | Dr. Allan Armitage

April 17, 2017
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Dr. Allan Armitage joins us to talk about his latest book "Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots", The stories behind the common names of some of our favorite plants. On this show you'll hear some incredible stories on why we shouldnt eat our carrots and how horny goat weed got it's name. We also chat with Dr. A about his favorite annuals and perennials for the garden and about the awesome app for gardeners he created. It's a must have for every techie gardener! Its a rip roaring time on this episode of the Rose Chat Podcast. 

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A Year In My Rose Garden - Teresa Mosher

November 13, 2016
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Don't miss this chat with author and rosarian Teresa Mosher talking about her latest book, "A Year In My Rose Garden." This book is a month-by-month guide to planting and caring for roses. As a companion to the book, Teresa created a journal to track your plantings, sketch out drawings and journal notes about your gardening adventures. 

The Rose Chat team along with today's guest share their stand out roses for the 2016 growing season. 

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Cancer Survivors Garden Companion with Jenny Peterson

October 15, 2015
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October is breast cancer awareness month. Garden designer and author Jenny Peterson shares with us the struggle, hope and healing that she found during her cancer treatment. Her new book due out in January 2016,  "The Cancer Survivors Garden Companion" steps readers through the treatment process and explores the therapeutic benefits found in the garden. With candor and encouragement, Jenny shows readers how they too can find hope and healing in the earth beneath their feet. 

Easy PZ Roses with Paul Zimmerman

February 25, 2015
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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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Coffee for Roses - C. L. Fornari

November 5, 2014
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Rose Chat Podcast welcomes C. L. Fornari - "The Garden Lady" author of Coffee for Roses.  


Word-of-mouth may be a great way to learn about some products, but word-of-mouth gardening tips can be a very bad idea. The age-old practice of passing along gardening tips and tricks is no guarantee you will get a good result...it might even do the opposite.  In her new book, garden expert C. L. Fornari looks at 71 common garden practices and uncovers the truth behind the lore.  Do marigolds keep the bugs out of the veggie patch? Will rusty nails turn hydrangeas blue? With humor and affection, she goes back in time to sort out the good, the bad and the just plain silly...and tells us why. COFFEE FOR ROSES combines gardening history and expert advice into one useful, time- and money-saving package. The author’s award-winning full color photography is throughout.  

Stephen Scanniello | New York Botanical Garden | Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden

October 23, 2014
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Stephen Scanniello joins us to chat about his role as Curator of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden and also efforts to preserve heritage rose varieties through is role as President of the Heritage Rose Foundation.

Best known as a hands-on gardener who transformed the Cranford Rose Garden of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Stephen has authored and co-authored several rose books - Roses of America (1990, Holt) and Climbing Roses (1994, Prentice Hall/Horticulture, now Macmillan). Rose Companions (2005, Cool Springs Press) The American Horticultural Society selected a third book, A Year of Roses (1997, Holt) as one of the Ten Best Books in Horticulture for 1997. An updated edition of this award-winning classic was released in May 2006 (Cool Springs Press). His latest book, co-authored with Douglas Brenner, A Rose By Any Name, will tell stories related to rose names. This book, published by Algonquin Books, was released in February 2009. 

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The 20-30 Something Garden Guide | Dee Nash

October 8, 2014
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Dee Nash joins us to talk about her latest book: The 20-30 Something Garden Guide. 

"Urban farming is the hot new movement sweeping the country: growing food closer to where we live, whether it’s on a condo deck, in a backyard or in a community garden. The 20/30-Something Garden Guide gives that busy, mostly urban, cohort a fun, non-intimidating introduction to the basics of gardening. These are the folks who want to know where their food comes from, and they’re hip to the importance of good health and the environment. They may not have a lot of free time or change in their pockets, but if they could find a no-fuss Gardening 101 that spoke their language and gave achievable goals, they’d go for it. This is that book: high graphic appeal, fully illustrated, step-by-step projects and essential tips. Garden expert Dee Nash divides her book into four types and sizes of gardens, starting with “Farming Your Patio, Balcony or Deck,” and giving incremental goals for the first year, and the second and third. With this guide as a basic roadmap, new gardeners can be as creative and out-of-the-box as they want. It's theirs to enjoy." 

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Dee's Blog - Red Dirt Ramblings

About Dee: Dee Nash is a writer, speaker and garden coach, born and raised in Oklahoma. She lives with her husband, children, three dogs, a cat and twenty chickens on 7.5 acres between the Great American Prairie and the beginning of the deciduous forest. 

The Women In My Rose Garden - Ann Chapman

August 27, 2014
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“I am not an armchair gardener. For the last forty years of my life I have broken my back, my fingernails and sometimes my heart in the practical pursuit of my favourite occupation”. - Vita Sackville West

Ann Chapman is a celebrated rosarian from New Zealand who is the author of several books on roses including "Women In My Rose Garden". About 20 years ago, she and her husband purchased Trinity Farm that they transformed into the largest organic, no spray rose gardens in New Zealand with over 1500 roses under cultivation.

Many of our best-loved heritage roses are named after women and in Ann Chapman book "The Women In My Rose Garden" she explores the lives and stories behind the evocative names. We may be familiar with Mary Queen of Scots, Amy Robsart and Jeanne d'Arc, but who were Adelaide d'Orléans, Nancy Steen and Nur Mahal? Among the 35 women described here are serene queens, duchesses and aristocrats, courageous heroines and pioneers, as well as the passionate gardeners who contributed much to the cultivation and preservation of the roses named for each one.  

Best Of Rose Chat | Jim Long | How To Eat A Rose

May 14, 2014
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Roses have been used for centuries as herbs and many varieties are quite edible. Jim Long will be with us to discuss his book "How To Eat A Rose".

BIO: Jim Long writes extensively and travels the world looking for interesting new herbs and vegetables. He's been a regular columnist for The Herb Companion and The Ozarks Mountaineer magazines since 1992. He has a regular column, “The Heirloom Herbalist” for The Heirloom Gardening magazine and writes for Small Farm Today, Edible Austin, State by State Gardening and Missouri Gardening magazines. His gardens have been featured in Southern Living (twice), several Better Homes & Gardens publications, and numerous other garden magazines. Hes appeared on Home & Garden TV and Discovery Channel programs as well as the P. Allen Smith Gardens show. Jim chaired the first Herb of the Year project in 1994 while on the Board of Directors of the International Herb Association, helping found the Herb of the Year project. To learn more about the Herb of the Year, visit his Herb of the Year blog: http://herboftheyear.blogspot.com

Susan Fox - Rapid Results With Roses

March 20, 2014
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Susan Fox of GagasGarden.com joins us from the Chicago Flower & Garden Show where she is a featured speaker this week. Her presentation "Rapid Results with Roses" dispels the myth that roses are hard to grow. Her just published "Four Seasons of Roses" is available at Amazon.com and on her website. Susan is an American Rose Society certified Consulting Rosarian and has grown roses for many years in different climates. Don't miss this exciting podcast.