2017 Chicago Flower & Garden Show - Tony Abruscato

March 10, 2017
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CFGS_Vertical_Logo_2_2017.jpgThe Chicago Flower and Garden Show comes to life March 18-26 at Navy Pier with tons of gardens, fun activites, educational seminars and a charity event benefiting local garden endeavors. Tony Abruscato, President of Flower Show Productions joins us to share all about one of the nation's premiere flower and garden expositions.  

Show Links:

Chicago Flower Show Website
Chicago Flower Show on Facebook

Chicago Flower on Twitter

 

Rose Chat Podcast founder and host Chris VanCleave, aka "The Redneck Rosarian" will be a featured speaker at this years show. Check out his appearance schedule.

Chris VanCleave at the Chicago Flower Show

Weeks Roses | New Roses for 2017

December 7, 2016
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Rose Hybridizer for Weeks Roses, Christian Bebard, joins us to chat about their new rose introducitons for 2017. On this broadcast you'll hear about: 'All My Loving", 'Cupid's Kisses", 'Children's Hope', 'Tropical Lightening', 'Easy to Please' plus two new varieties from the Downton Abbey collection; 'Edith's Darling' and 'Violet's Pride'. All this and so much more! 

Today's Show Links:

Weeks Roses

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation

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Downton Abbey Rose Collection - Weeks Roses

February 7, 2016
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Join us as we explore the world of Downton Abbey and a brand new collection of garden roses named for the beloved characters in this series. You'll learn more about Anna's Promise, meet Pretty Lady Rose, hear about Edith's Darling and revel with the Dowager countess as she admires "Violet's Pride". 

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Weeks Roses Marketing manager Karen Kemp-Docksteader chats with us about this collection on this episode of the Rose Chat Podcast. 
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New Roses for 2016 - Weeks Roses

January 30, 2016
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This week, we welcome Karen Docksteader from Weeks Roses. Karen joins us to talk about new introductions for 2016.

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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. 

BONUS: 
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.  

New Roses for 2015 - Weeks Roses - Karen Kemp Docksteader

November 12, 2014
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The Rose Chat Podcast is excited to welcome back Karen Kemp-Docksteader of Weeks Roses to talk about an incredible new lineup of roses from Weeks. Known for excellence in rose breeding, Weeks shines once again with this new collection.  

  • Above All - Climber 
  • Ana's Promise - Downton Abbey Collection 
  • Doris Day - Floribunda
  • Neil Diamond - Hybrid Tea 
  • Take It Easy - Floribunda 
  • Top Of The World - Climber 


 Hear all about these new varieties and much more on this broadcast of the Rose Chat Podcast. 

About Weeks:  Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower is one of the largest commercial rose growers in the United States since 1938. Their top-quality bareroot plants, container plants, dormant plantable pots and liners are sold to nurseries, garden centers, and select mailorder outlets nationwide.

Weeks Roses offers a unique broad selection of specialty roses - hybrid teas & grandifloras, floribundas, climbing roses, shrublets & shrub roses, miniature roses, tree roses, and All-America Rose Selections - AARS award winners. They produce both budded and own-root plants. For each rose variety, they select the propagation method that ensures maximum plant performance, hardiness and floriferousness in your garden.