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.
August 28, 2016
Exhibiting roses is a fun and rewarding hobby. We believe deep inside most every rose grower is an exhibitor waiting for an opportunity to show the world their blooms. Today we hear from a rose master who'll tell us about five exhibition quality roses that you can grow and show. We think that by growing these roses, it'll surely awaken the exhibitor within you. This includes one rose that gets as big as a Volkswagen! Well, at least in Bob's garden...
Here's a list of the roses Bob chatted with us about today:
Click the links to view photo's and purchase information for these roses from online retailers.
About Our Guest:
Bob Martin has been growing roses for 44 years. He is one of the top exhibitors in the United States and maintains a garden of over 400 varieties. He is an ARS Master Rosarian, an Accredited Horticultural Judge and an Accredited Arrangements Judge.
Bob is the current Vice President of the American Rose Society, is chairman of the American Rose Society Horticultural Exhibitor's Committee and Editor of the American Rose Society quarterly publication, the Rose Exhibitors' Forum. He maintains a website covering U.S. rose shows at RoseShow.com as well as a Facebook site for Rose Exhibitors' Forum. Bob has also been an Editor of Horizon Roses for 21 years and the National Editor for ten years. He is the author of the book "Showing Good Roses" and was honored for his lifetime contribution to rose education as a 2009 recipient of the ARS Klima Medal.
Bob is an active rose exhibitor at all levels and the 2007 recipient of the ARS Guy Blake Hedrick Jr. Award for lifetime achievement in rose exhibiting. During his 30 year exhibiting career, he has shown roses in more than 220 shows, winning more than 1,400 trophies in every exhibiting class, including 13 national trophies. Bob has also judged an additional 84 shows and is a frequent lecturer at judging schools through out the country.
An avid hybridizer, he has 14 registered varieties, including the show roses 'Butter Cream' & 'Dona Martin', varieties mentioned on today's broadcast.
Today's Show Links:
The cornerstone of rose culture in the United States.
Top Exhibition Roses, Rose Show Results and more!
The "Must Have" insiders guide to purchasing exhibition roses.
August 14, 2016
Voices From The Garden
Queen Elizabeth II, Great Britain's longest reigning monarch loves her garden and on this broadcast of Voices From the Garden, rosarian and author Lynn Hunt joins us to chat about her recent trip to England to visit Queen Elizabeth's garden at Buckingham Palace. Lynn not only chats with us about the beautiful roses growing in this magnificent garden, but also about sustainable gardening practices being used; such as a garlic spray, the use of beneficial insects and the cultivation of bees -- all designed to make this garden fit for a Queen.
Don't miss Lynn Hunt's glorious gardening adventures on her blog The Dirt Diaries
Voices From The Garden is a series of short broadcasts submitted by gardeners who share with us an intrinsic mix of life lessons, faith stories and gardening adventures, exclusively on the Rose Chat Podcast. Do you have a story to tell? Record your experience and send it to us at GROW@RoseChat.info
July 10, 2016
Do you have fifteen minutes to hear about five fabulous old garden roses? On this broadcast, OGR aficionado, Cydney Wade who owns Rose Petals Nursery chats with us about five roses that are fully sustainable and super easy to grow. If you love the beauty, fragrance and allure of old roses, you're gonna love this conversation.
June 26, 2016
Tyler Francis joins us to talk about new roses from Certified Roses for 2016 and beyond! You'll hear a little about the history of Certified and how they are working to bring beautiful varieties of roses that will be winners in your garden. Tyler talks about new varieties and gives us an update on the Miranda Lambert that benefits Mutt Nation, a charity dedicated to ending animal cruelty and neglect.
Stay tuned after the credits for a bonus track where the Rose Chat Podcast crew and Tyler have a text and talk session about some of the roses that are in the pipeline for future introduction. Don' t miss it!
ABOUT TYLER FRANCIS:
Tyler Francis and his father, Michael Francis, own and operate Francis Roses, one of the largest rose growers in the United States. Founded in 1987, the 2000-acrefarm is located just outside Phoenix, Arizona. Francis Roses grows over 500 different commercial varieties of two-year budded and own-root roses in addition to over one thousand varieties currently in development. This family-run business is strongly committed to providing the best quality roses for gardens in every region across the United States. A graduate ofUniversity of Arizona and Southern Methodist University, Tyler holds a baccalaureate and advanced degree in economics.
Mutt Nation Foundation
May 23, 2016
Do you know how to smell a rose? Anja Taschner does and she tells us how to truly appreciate the fragrance of a rose on this broadcast. She also talks about an exciting new line of roses now available in the United States with such intriguing names as "Count Dracula" and "Belle Rouge." The Taschner family believes that there is a place in every human heart for roses. Don't miss this special episode of the Rose Chat Podcast.
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.
February 19, 2016
Today we hear from "a person with a hat full of labels" photographer, blogger and youtuber Jasmine Adams. She tells us of a chance encounter with a bed of roses in the ancient city of Aberdeen Scotland that reminded her that beauty is everywhere, you just have to look.
Jasmine's Blog Post that inspired this podcast: DelightAndInspire.com
Travel to Scotland: Visit Aberdeen Website
Voices From The Garden is a series of short broadcasts submitted by gardeners who share with us an intrinsic mix of life lessons, faith stories and gardening adventures, exclusively on the Rose Chat Podcast.
January 30, 2016
This week, we welcome Karen Docksteader from Weeks Roses. Karen joins us to talk about new introductions for 2016.
We chat with Karen about these beautiful new varieties from Weeks:
- Rainbow Happy Trails
- Sunshine Happy Trails
- Watercolors Home Run
- Smoking Hot
- Miss Congeniality
- Cutie Pie
There is something here for everyone.
We caught up with award winning rose gardener John Mattia who recently won the Lifetime Achievement award for dedicated service to the American Rose Society. He shares with us his top three roses for the beginning exhibitor.