September 30, 2015
We continue our conversation with Alexander Kordes and Thomas Proll on the Kordes family of roses. Chris Pellet of Newflora roses joins the conversation as we begin to chat about the roses offered by Kordes in the United States.
On this broadcast, you'll hear about such award winning roses as 'Savannah', 'Bejazzo', 'Dark Desire', 'Summer Romance' and many others. Fragrance plays a big role in roses and we also discuss describing the scent of a rose and how rose fragrance varies as blooms age.
Its a conversation you won't want to miss.
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September 18, 2015
Today we begin a two part series on the Kordes family of roses. For over five generations the Kordes family has been producing some of the worlds greatest roses. On this broadcast, Alexander Kordes and Thomas Proll chat with us about the history of the Kordes family and about their hybridizing process including their decision over 25 years ago to stop spraying fungicide on their roses. It's a fascinating look into a centuries old family business.
July 12, 2015
Peggy Martin, Vice President of the Heritage Rose Foundation joins us to talk about the work of this organization and also about the incredible journey of hope and discovery she has experienced since Hurricane Katrina swept into her life and took her home, her roses and her parents. It's an episode you don't want to miss.
About The Heritage Rose Foundation:
The Heritage Rose Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1986, devoted to the preservation of old roses.
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
August 20, 2014
“Beautiful Roses for Busy People” - Earth Kind Roses
Join us for this "best of" broadcast to hear our conversation with Dr. Steve George of the Texas A & M horticultural program chatting with us on the Earth Kind Roses Program.
Dr. Steve George - Program Director for the Earth Kind Roses Program Joins us to talk about this group of environmentally friendly roses.
More About EarthKind Roses?
EarthKind® is an important designation given to select roses by Texas A&M University Agriculture program.
EarthKind® Roses have been through rigorous statewide testing and evaluation by a team of horticultural experts and found to possess the high level of landscape performance, disease resistance, and insect tolerance/resistance required for this special designation. EarthKind®Roses are among the finest, most thoroughly tested, and environmentally responsible plants for use in landscapes.
July 9, 2014
Great Rosarians of the World Honoree 2014 - Danielle Hahn
This year's honoree is Danielle Hahn, owner of Rose Story Farms in Carpinteria, California. Mrs. Hahn and her family currently grow 25,000 rose bushes of 120 different varieties with a solid organic focus for the cut flower trade and the local Santa Barbara and Montecito market.
She has successfully combined her passion for roses into a small business that combines her love of rose growing and her personal contacts in her upscale market. Dani has proven the viability of the small boutique rose nursery and small organic farm and provides a wonderful example for the future of the industry. She has managed to provide her clients with beautifully grown, fragrant, and colorful blooms while expanding to offer educational tours which help educate her audience with the knowledge to grow healthy roses successfully.
Danielle Hahn is being honored as the 2014 Great Rosarian for her work developing a strong example for the small organic rose growing farm and her willingness to share her love of the rose with everyone she meets.
January 15, 2014
The bugs come out this week we talk Integrated Pest Management, pruning and more with Baldo Villegas a leading expert on rose insects and disease. He’ll be with us to discuss the management of beneficial and harmful insects and fungal diseases for roses and will talk about his fabulous rose garden!
Don't miss this broadcast!