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 4, 2016
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!
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.
Check out the varieties you heard about on this broadcast by clicking on the link below:
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.
June 18, 2015
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.