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Earth Kind Rose Trials | Helena Alabama | Brian Puckett

Sunday Jan 28, 2018

A new generation of rose gardeners are emerging on the scene and Brian Puckett is definitely making his mark in the world of roses. As curator of the nation’s first municipal Earth-Kind Rose trial, Brian has a passion for sustainable gardening and for helping others achieve gardening success.  He put his design and planning efforts to good use as Vice Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he helped transform the cities landscape into a veritable paradise of plants using native perennials and Earth Kind Roses. These efforts have caught the attention of other municipalities who are now reaching out for advice and guidance as they transition into the world of sustainable landscape design. Last year, Brian collaborated with Texas A & M to launch the nation’s first municipal Earth-Kind Rose Trial and currently serves as the trial curator. Next month, he hit's the road with rose chat creator and America's Favorite Rose Gardener, Chris VanCleave on the "Rose Kings Sustainability Tour". “Innovations in rose breeding have now produced roses that are virtually disease free and they bloom like mad”, says Puckett. During the tour, we’ll reveal the various types of roses, their growth habits as well as the level of care they need so people can make informed decisions for their gardens.” Brian joins us today to talk about the rose trial, about sustainable gardening and a whole lot more!  Show Links: Helena Beautification BoardRose Kings Sustainability Tour    

Jim Mills | K & M Roses | Growing Roses on Fortuniana Rootstock

Sunday Jan 14, 2018

Jim & Daisy Mills began growing roses over 30 years ago. Along the way they discovered a unique rootstock that enables a strong growth pattern throughout the growing season. In fact, he loved this rootstock so much he began grafting roses onto this rootstock and opened a nursey so that others could enjoy the benefits of growing on fortuniana. The rest is history. K & M Nursery produces some of the finest exhibition and garden roses on the market today all grown on fortuniana rootstock.  During this broadcast you'll hear Jim tell how he and Daisy got started, what fortuniana is, the benefits of growing roses on this rootstock as well as some great tips and information on how to order roses from K & M Roses.  Show Links: K & M Roses WebsiteK & M Roses on Facebook Rose Chat Podcast News:Subscribe to our Newsletter

2017 Look Back | Tom Carruth Interview | 2018 Preview

Monday Jan 01, 2018

Happy New Year from the Rose Chat Podcast crew! We kick off 2018 with a look back at some of the shows from 2017 then we chat with famed rose hybridizer Tom Carruth and we'll take a look at what's ahead for 2018.  It's all in one action packed episode. So, sit back and enjoy!    Subscribe to our Newsletter

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