Kordes Family of Roses Part II - The Roses

September 30, 2015
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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. 
Check out the varieties you heard about on this broadcast by clicking on the link below:

A Lifetime of Roses with Will Radler - Creator of the Knock Out Rose

June 18, 2015
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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. 

2015 Biltmore International Rose Trials

June 3, 2015

Have you ever wondered what goes on at a rose trial? Well the Rose Chat Podcast crew just returned from Asheville, North Carolina where we spent the weekend at the Biltmore International Rose Trials

Rose Chat Podcast hosts Chris VanCleave & Teresa Byington take you through the process of evaluating the roses entered into this prestigious trial. 
The nation's top rose gardeners gather in the walled rose garden at George and Edith Vanderbilt's fabulous rose garden to judge roses sent from breeders around the world. Who will win the coveted "Best In Show" award?  Tune in above to find out! 




2014 Biltmore International Rose Trials

June 18, 2014
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Full coverage of the 2014 Biltmore International Rose Trials featuring interviews with some of the nations top rosarians including, Linda Cobb, Lynn Hunt and Rebecca Reed. We'll also chat with Ben Hanna from Heirloom roses and Brad Yoder from Star Roses and plants to get a perpective on the trials from those who have roses entered in the trials. 

Rose Trials coordinator Paul Zimmerman of Paul Zimmerman Roses talks about the winners!  

 

Biltmore Estate Rosarian - Lucas Jack

March 12, 2014
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Lucas Jack - Biltmore Estate Rosarian Join us as we chat with Lucas Jack, the Biltmore Rosarian, will be with us to discuss what's going on in the garden, what they're adding to the garden and an update on the rose trials. Lucas brings a wealth of knowledge and energy to all things roses! Don't miss this interview.

About Biltmore:  Discover the wonders of Biltmore™ in Asheville. Begin with the breathtaking beauty of 250-room Biltmore House — America's largest home® — and century-old gardens. Explore the 8,000-acre backyard through a variety of activities from horseback riding to rafting. Experience Antler Hill Village that connects the estate's present and past, providing a relaxing place for dining, shopping, historical exhibits, and new ways to enjoy Biltmore's hospitality. Finally, savor the long-lasting benefits of a luxurious getaway at the four-star inn, Inn on Biltmore Estate.