Trends in Gardening + New Roses for 2016 from Star Roses & Plants

March 4, 2016
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We had an awesome conversation with Jacques Ferare Program manger at Star Roses & Plants. On this episode we chat with Jacques about hot new trends in gardening plus the latest rose introductions from Star Roses & Plants. Learn about how rose breeders are using regional studies to introduce roses in areas where they are most likely to thrive. You'll also hear about trends in mirco gardening, the floral industry and a whole lot more! 

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. 

Matthias Meilland - Meilland Roses - Six Generations of Roses

May 6, 2015
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We so much enjoyed the opportunity to sit down and chat with Matthias Meilland this week. This chat includes a brief history of six generations of rose breeding in France by the Meilland family including the story of his grandfather's famous rose "Peace" and how his friends at Conard-Pyle (now Star Roses & Plants) played an instrumental role in introducing this rose to the world. Mr. Meilland also shared some insights into the latest trends emerging in the rose world and offered some great information on the upcoming World Federation of Roses Convention held this year in Lyon France. This is a conversation you don't want to miss.

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New Roses For 2015 - Star Roses - Kristen Smith

November 19, 2014
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We are excited to welcome back to the Rose Chat Podcast Kristen Smith of Star Roses and Plants with the latest news from "rose hell" and  to talk about Star's new rose introductions for 2015! Here's the lineup:

  • Dee-Lish
  • Eyeconic Lychee Lemonade
  • Fired Up
  • BougainFeelYa
  • Mercury Rising

Tahitian Treasure

We'll also be chatting with Kristen about some colorful container combinations for fall and how to keep them protected from the frost. 

About Star Roses & Plants From the Peace rose to the revolutionary Knock Out® and Drift® Roses, Star® Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle has been a pioneer in the field of plant development and introduction for more than 100 years.  Founded in 1897 as a retail mail order firm specializing in roses, Star® Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle, has evolved from a wholesale container nursery to a leading genetics company involved directly in breeding roses, perennials and woody plants, and introducing plants from other breeders around the world. 


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Drought Tolerant Roses & Plants with Jacques Ferare - Star Roses & Plants

July 2, 2014
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Jacques Ferare 

Summer is upon us and some are already struggling to keep their plants healthy in the heat. Internationally acclaimed rosarian and plantsman Jacques Ferare joins us to chat about plants and roses that can take the heat. He'll also offer tips on keeping your plants looking their best

ABOUT Star Roses & Plants

Over 75 years ago, Robert Pyle laid the foundation that still exists at Star® Roses and Plants today: A beautiful garden begins with exceptional plants. By establishing friendships with nurseries and hybridizers all over the world, Pyle expanded our horticultural palette. These friendships have allowed us to work with some of the world's most innovative nurseries to introduce plants that have passed the ultimate test — the rigorous and diverse American climate. We spend years evaluating, testing and caring for each plant before it even reaches you. We're confident that you'll love Star® Roses and Plants as much as we do.

Star Roses & Plants | New Roses For 2014 | Kristen Smith

February 12, 2014
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We are excited to welcome back to the Rose Chat Podcast Kristen Smith of Star Roses and Plants to talk about Star's new rose introductions for 2014! 

About Star Roses & Plants From the Peace rose to the revolutionary Knock Out® and Drift® Roses, Star® Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle has been a pioneer in the field of plant development and introduction for more than 100 years.  Founded in 1897 as a retail mail order firm specializing in roses, Star® Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle, has evolved from a wholesale container nursery to a leading genetics company involved directly in breeding roses, perennials and woody plants, and introducing plants from other breeders around the world.

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Star Roses | New Rose Introductions for 2013

February 2, 2013
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We are excited to welcome Kristen Smith of Star Roses and Plants to talk about Star's new rose introductions for 2013! 

Kristen Smith is the new plants coordinated at Star Roses. She graduated with a degree in Horticulture from The Pennsylvania State University in 2013.  Following graduation she spent a year as an intern at Stonecrop Gardens.  She has been working at Star® Roses and Plants in the role of New Plants Coordinator for seven years.  Part of her job as a member of the New Products Development is to organize and evaluate the rose trials in West Grove, PA and organize distribution of roses, woody plants, and perennials to trial sites around the country.

From the Peace rose to the revolutionary Knock Out® and Drift® Roses, Star® Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle has been a pioneer in the field of plant development and introduction for more than 100 years. Founded in 1897 as a retail mail order firm specializing in roses, Star® Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle, has evolved from a wholesale container nursery to a leading genetics company involved directly in breeding roses, perennials and woody plants, and introducing plants from other breeders around the world.

We'll also hear from Annie Haven on the importance of hydrating bare root roses prior to planting. 

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