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
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 18, 2015
William Radler grew up in Wisconsin and bought his first rose at age 9. He joins us to talk about his early rose growing experience and how through those relationships, made a commitment to create low maintenance roses. Hear how the Knock Out rose got its name and about his continuing work to create low maintenance roses we all can enjoy.
Mr. Radler holds a degree in landscape architecture and spent 23 years in the industry, most notably 13 years as Director of Boerner Botanical Gardens. With the success of the Knock Out Rose, Will now is a full time rose hybridizer and devotes his time to philanthropic endeavors.
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.