October 24, 2016
The motion picture Sully hit theaters this month. It's the tale of Captain Sullenberger and crew and how they crash landed US Airways flight 1549 into the Hudson River saving all 155 passengers on board. It's a story that's come to be known as "The Miracle on the Hudson." Our guest on today's show is Robert Neil Rippetoe, he's the hybridizer that created the rose named to commemorate this heroic event and he's here to talk with us about this rose, his hybridizing program and also offers some great tips for new rose growers.
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!
ABOUT TYLER FRANCIS:
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.
Mutt Nation Foundation
May 27, 2015
New from Certified Roses - Three new roses that everyone will want to grow:
Lavender Crush - A tall growing disease resistant purple rose! - An English-type Shrub from this side of the pond with a color and perfume that would make the Brits envious - purply grape to lavender tones blended with a reverse of creamy white. Clusters of very full, old-fashioned flowers bow down on graceful arching stems to invite you to take in the intense citrus blossom and rose aroma.
Good Day Sunshine - America's gardeners have been asking for a good yellow climbing rose for a long time. Good Day Sunshine will give you color galore with big clusters of ruffled flowers saturated with the purest of deep yellow color...and the yellow tones hold well through the life of the flower with virtually no fade. Imagine the garden impact made by a mature plant loaded with clean glossy green leaves, laden with big bouquets of intense long-lasting yellow blossoms. It will bloom and repeat bloom in the first year. Can be trained to spread a good 12 to 14 feet.
Miranda Lambert - Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert continues to achieve monumental attention in the music world and has established herself as one of country’s most successful women. It's only right that the Miranda Lambert rose turns heads with its phenomenal fragrance, big blossoms and vibrant pink color. Every old fashioned flower is packed with petals of saturated cerise pink inviting you to bury your nose for a full whiff. A good-looker in the garden, this bushy full plant is a bouquet-making machine lending loads of long-stemmed beauties clothed with grey-green leaves. Portion of proceeds going to Mutt Nation Foundation