April 2, 2017
Acclaimed British rosarian and professional rose sniffer Michael Marriott joins us for a delighful conversation about two new roses being introduced this year from David Austin Roses. You'll be delighted by the white blooms of 'Desdemona' and overjoyed as you take a look at the glowing pink color of 'The Ancient Mariner'.
Michael also chats with us about good garden design, some great companion plants and gives us the number one criteria that they use when selecting new roses. It's a broadcast you ceretainly don't want to miss.
Learn more about the exciting new rose varieties talked about on today's show at DavidAustinRoses.com
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 10, 2016
Frederick Rice is a dynamic, multifaceted public speaker who brings excitement, interaction, and a lifetime of experience in horticulture, theater, and travel to audiences throughout the Northeast as well as Europe.
Fred was the creator of an extensive English style garden at his home in Manchester by the Sea, Mass. It was opened yearly for the The Garden Conservancy and appeared in several national and international magazines including, The English Garden. He joins us today to talk about romantic cottage gardens and a very special rose--Sally's rose.
August 5, 2015
Garden designer, horticulturalist and Rosarian Debra Keiser joins us on the episode to chat about her work as Rosarian at the Virginia Clemens rose garden at the Munsinger Clemens gardens. Located in St. Cloud Minnesota on land donated by generous benefactors Bill & Virginia Clemens, this garden is a showpiece that is a MUST SEE garden if your in the area. During the show, Debra shares about some of the roses growing in this garden and about how they care for them during the harsh zone 4 winters.
June 10, 2015
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.
April 1, 2015
Adorned with beautiful statues, dramatic markers and lush gardens, the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is an outdoor museum recording California history from the Gold Rush Era through today and is the home of the Sacramento Historic Rose Garden at the Cemetery. Anita Clevenger, Curator of the rose garden joins us to chat about the history of the garden, the wonderful collection of roses that grows there and she shared information on their upcoming Open Garden Day where rose lovers from around the globe come to tour the garden and have an opportunity to purchase on-site some of rare roses that are growing in the cemetery. This garden was recently awarded the Great Rosarians of the World Award "Garden Hall of Fame Award" for the outstanding efforts of the team of volunteers that work tireless hours to ensure that this living museum is maintained and that all who come receive an education on the roses therein.
August 12, 2014
Join Lisa Smith and Nancy Reid of Big Blend Radio on the Spirit of America Tour as they explore the American Rose Center, Shreveport Louisiana. Headquarters of the American Rose Society, Lisa & Nancy chat with Amanda Figlio about the gardens, the history of the American Rose Society and about roses in general.
The spectacular Gardens of the American Rose Center are located on a 118-acre wooded tract near Shreveport, Louisiana. The gardens
are home to the national headquarters of the American Rose Society. We are the nation’s largest park dedicated to roses. The gardens were dedicated in 1974, when the American Rose Society headquarters moved to Shreveport, Louisiana from Columbus, Ohio. Today, the American Rose Center features more than 65 individual rose gardens and 20,000 rosebushes, with a variety of companion plants, sculptures and fountains, including the beautiful Dudley
Watkins Reflection Pool.
Visit www.Rose.org to learn more.
April 9, 2014
lIt's National Volunteer Week
"National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals." Points of Light
This week Herb Grasshof volunteer extrodinare at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden joins us to talk about his work at the garden and also how they recruit and train volunteers for projects at the garden. Herb has given over 1,300 hours of volunteer service working in this garden. We'll also be chatting about the roses planted there.
"After working in the high tech industry as a Manufacturing Engineer I retired in 1995. Volunteering in the community was one of the things I planned to do. After searching for a suitable match that did not put time/ schedule restraints on me, I found the local garden where I can pursue a lifelong interest in nature." - Herb Grasshof
Friends Of The San Jose Municipal Rose Garden Website
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