Join us as Rose Chat Radio welcomes Dr. Tony Liberta. We'll be chatting Old Garden Roses! An avid rose grower, Dr. Liberta was a member of the former McLean County Rose Society (IL), having served as its Editor, Treasurer, Vice-President and President. He is currently a member of the Greater Peoria and Decatur Rose Societies in Illinois. As a member of the American Rose Society he served on its Board of Directors for six years as the Director of the Illinois-Indiana District as well as serving a three-year term as a trustee of the ARS Maintenance Endowment Trust. He has served on several committees of the American Rose Society, and chaired its Rose Classification Committee for thirteen years. He frequently lectures and writes articles on various aspects of rose culture and was a contributing author, along with his wife, to the books Ultimate Rose and The Rose. He also helped revise the section on the genus Rosa for the American Horticulture Society’s 2004 edition of its A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. He is an accredited rose judge and was designated a Master Rosarian by the American Rose Society in 2005. He also served as chairperson of rose judges in the Illinois-Indiana district for more than a decade. In 1989, he was the selected as the American Rose Society’s Outstanding Judge in the Illinois-Indiana District. He received the American Rose Society President’s Citation for his role in modernizing the society’s system of classifying roses. Other American Rose Society awards included the Bronze Honor Medal (shared with his wife) for dedicated service to the McLean County Rose Society, the American Rose Society Silver Honor Medal for service to the Illinois-Indiana District (1988), and the Outstanding Consulting Rosarian Award in 2001.
Two Great Guests | Exploring The World Of Roses ------------------------------------------------- David Clemons David Clemons resides in Grant, Alabama, where he and his wife,Tammy, grow more than 250 exhibition type hybrid teas, miniatures and minifloras. As an avid rose exhibitor, he has competed and won awards on the local, district, and national levels. David is a Consulting Rosarian and past president of the Huntsville Twickenham Rose Society in Huntsville, Alabama. His hybridizing efforts have led to the introduction of several "thoroughbred" minifloras: 'Ruffian', 'Charismatic', 'Foolish Pleasure', and 'Whirlaway'. Two of his newest introductions include the exhibition miniflora 'Unbridled' and the 2008 Award of Excellence winner 'Joy'. David's Website: http://thoroughbredroses.synthasite.com/ ______________________________________________ Judy Bacon Rose Society President. Rosarian. Master Gardener & Docent at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens keep Judy on the GROW! She joins us to talk about her efforts to beautify the city of Gadsden Alabama's library by planting and maintaining a rose garden there. We'll also talk about how her local rose society celebrates national rose month. It'll be an interview you don't want to miss
Join us for a conversation with Mark Chamblee of Chamblee Rose Nursery. He'll share insights and tips for growing beautiful roses even in tough growing conditions. We'll also chat about some of the beautiful roses available at Chamblee Rose Nursery. Mark is a Texas Master Certified Nursery Professional through the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association. He holds a Business degree in Accounting from the University of Texas. Currently, Mark serves as a Texas Nursery Landscape Association State Director. Mark and his wife, Sharon, owners of the nursery, reside in Mineola, Texas. Mark is always looking for ways to better improve on the roses and its care at the nursery, and for you, once you get them home. Chamblee Rose Nursery