On this episode from our Voices from the Garden series, "Captain Eddie" shares in two minutes what it takes some folks a lifetime to learn: Roses are fun and easy to grow. He has been growing roses since "the beginning of time" and is an advocate for spreading joy of growing roses to all.
Bayer Advanced rose expert Lance Walheim talks with us about fall rose care. Lance shares tips for getting your roses ready for the cooler months of the year and chats with us about some awesome new rose introductions being offered this season.
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.
Join us for this delightful interview with Marci Martin who is a contributor to PlantersPlace.com where she hosts a podcast on growing roses! A consulting rosarian for many years, Marci is on a mission to enrich the lives of others with roses.
For Spring 2015, David Austin introduces four new English Roses to U.S. and Canadian gardeners. All four feature classic Austin rose attributes – a romantic old-fashioned flower form, heady fragrance and masses of blooms all season long. Michael Marriott is our guest on today's broadcast. He's the Chief Rosarian at David Austin roses and we'll be chatting about this exceptional collection of roses.
“We expect gardeners will be excited by these appealing English Roses,” says Austin’s senior rosarian Michael Marriott. “Each has irresistible qualities, the kind that lead gardeners to discover they have ‘just the spot’ for this!”
Check out the entire collection of David Austin Roses at www.davidaustinroses.com,
‘The Lady Gardener’ – This is an intensely fragrant, apricot-colored rose that’s astoundingly floriferous, nearly burying itself in perfume and flowers from early summer to frost and has added it to their list of Most Fragrant English Roses.
The Albrighton Rambler’ – Typically a rambler rose delivers a spectacular show, but blooms only once a season. ‘The Albrighton Rambler’ blooms repeatedly all season long.
Thomas à Becket’ – Whereas Austin’s roses often recall an Old Rose in look, this rose is closer to a species rose, being more natural and shrubby in growth. The large red flowers are shallowly cupped, opening as informal rosettes, with petals that quickly reflex as the flowers age.
Maid Marion’ – This 2015 North American introduction has everything gardeners prize in David Austin's English Roses. The buds open in rounded cups with large outside petals.
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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.
Paul Zimmerman is the owner of Paul Zimmerman Roses, a company dedicated to teaching that “Roses Are Plants, Too”. His popular book "Everyday Roses" is available nationwide in bookstores and home centers.
Paul joins us to talk about the success of his book, what's new in gardening trends and will answer questions from our audience.
Bayer Advanced™ lawn and garden expert and horticulturist Lance Walheim joins us to provide helpful tips to rose gardeners. He is the author of the best sellling "Roses for Dummies" guide and has appeared on ABC, HGTV, DIY Network and Discovery Channel. He is a senior editor of the Sunset Western Garden Book and a regular contributor to Sunset magazine and Sunset.com. His gardening videos can be found on Bayeradvanced.com and on Lowe’s YouTube channel.
Lance has a beautiful rose garden outside his home in Exeter, Calif. He also grows specialty citrus such as Cara Cara pink navel oranges and Meyer lemons on his 17-acre citrus ranch.
ROBBIE TUCKER - ROSEMANIA
Robbie Tucker is a nationally recognized amateur hybridizer of miniflora and miniature roses, including Daddy Frank, a deep red, exhibition miniflora that was awarded the 2010 Award of Excellence. He is the owner and creator of Rosemania.com, an online source for state-of-the-art chemicals and organic products for roses. Robbie’s rose introductions include Miss Flippins, Cachet, Amy Grant, Ty, Dancing Flame and Conundrum among numerous award-winning varieties. He has won queen at national rose shows four times. Robbie is an ARS Consulting Rosarian, Horticulture Judge, and past President of the Nashville Rose Society.