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
May 16, 2016
Nashville Rosarian Ron Daniels joins us to tell us about how a partnership between the Nashville Rose Society and the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens that has yielded a teaching garden for generations to enjoy and stands as a testament of what can be achieved when local rose societies partner with local gardens to teach people about growing roses.
Cheekwood, a 55-acre estate built by the Maxwell House Coffee fortune in Nashville, Tennessee, and one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era estate in the United States. The Botanical Garden is a spectacular showcase of color and horticultural diversity with eleven specialty display gardens and stunning natural landscape. The Museum of Art has collections of painting, sculpture and decorative arts. www.Cheekwood.org
About Nashville Rose Society:
The Nashville Rose Society serves all of Middle Tennessee by sharing knowledge and information about our national flower, the rose. Through a monthly newsletter and meetings that feature regional and nationally recognized speakers, we bring you advice and instruction geared to growing roses in the specific soil and climatic conditions of this area.
The Nashville Rose Society meets in the Potter Room of the Botanic Hall/Visitor Services Building at the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, 1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, Tennessee 37205 www,NashvilleRoseSociety.com
April 10, 2016
Biltmore’s gardens and grounds are flourishing this spring as a progression of colorful blooms blankets the estate, paying homage to the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted and his final professional project--George Vanderbilt’s gardens at Biltmore. The estate’s celebration of Olmsted’s vision and the beauty of springtime, Biltmore Blooms runs through May 26, 2016.
The Rose Chat Podcast had an opportunity recently to chat with Biltmore Horticulturalist Emily Wilson about this special time of year, also about “Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film” special exhibition of over 40 wedding dresses used in such films as "The Duchess." Emily shared with us some of the new roses planted in the walled garden of the estate and she also shared with us about how the Biltmore uses beneficial insects to combat pests in the garden. It's a conversation you don't want to miss.
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For trip planning during Biltmore Blooms, stay up-to-date with what’s currently flowering with weekly reports from the estate’s Director of Horticulture, Parker Andes at Biltmore.com/bloomreport.
November 11, 2015
On this episode from our “Voices from the Garden” series, Rose Chat Podcast co-host Teresa Byington discovers she's in very good company in the garden. The gift of a rose cutting set her on a journey of discovery that eventually took her to a New York City cemetery to find the beloved patron of a rose.
Teresa is an award winning rose gardener, master gardener and co-host of the Rose Chat Podcast. She tends a garden of "200" or so roses in Indiana.
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.
August 5, 2015
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.
April 1, 2015
Adorned with beautiful statues, dramatic markers and lush gardens, the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is an outdoor museum recording California history from the Gold Rush Era through today and is the home of the Sacramento Historic Rose Garden at the Cemetery. Anita Clevenger, Curator of the rose garden joins us to chat about the history of the garden, the wonderful collection of roses that grows there and she shared information on their upcoming Open Garden Day where rose lovers from around the globe come to tour the garden and have an opportunity to purchase on-site some of rare roses that are growing in the cemetery. This garden was recently awarded the Great Rosarians of the World Award "Garden Hall of Fame Award" for the outstanding efforts of the team of volunteers that work tireless hours to ensure that this living museum is maintained and that all who come receive an education on the roses therein.
August 12, 2014
Join Lisa Smith and Nancy Reid of Big Blend Radio on the Spirit of America Tour as they explore the American Rose Center, Shreveport Louisiana. Headquarters of the American Rose Society, Lisa & Nancy chat with Amanda Figlio about the gardens, the history of the American Rose Society and about roses in general.
The spectacular Gardens of the American Rose Center are located on a 118-acre wooded tract near Shreveport, Louisiana. The gardens
are home to the national headquarters of the American Rose Society. We are the nation’s largest park dedicated to roses. The gardens were dedicated in 1974, when the American Rose Society headquarters moved to Shreveport, Louisiana from Columbus, Ohio. Today, the American Rose Center features more than 65 individual rose gardens and 20,000 rosebushes, with a variety of companion plants, sculptures and fountains, including the beautiful Dudley
Watkins Reflection Pool.
Visit www.Rose.org to learn more.
July 16, 2014
Explore Tyler Texas with Holli Conley from the Tyler Texas Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Tyler’s charming brick streets lead visitors to an array of family attractions, quaint antique shops and unique specialty stores. Outdoor buffs enjoy crystal-clear lakes, challenging golf courses and scenic campgrounds that offer fishing, picnicking, paddle-boating and hike and bike trails.
For those who prefer refined culture, Tyler’s exciting Broadway and ballet performances, symphony concerts, world-class art museums and wonderful cuisine are sure to please any palate!
And for rose lovers; well, Tyler Texas dedicates an entire month to celebrate roses with its annual Tyler Rose Festival and this year will host the American Rose Society Fall Nationals.
Listen, then plan your next vacation getaway to Tyler Texas! VisitTyler.com
June 18, 2014
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!