2021 ROSES FOR TODAY'S GARDENS...
and Bloomables to compliment them!
Kristen Smith, Star Roses and Plants
On today's show Kristen Smith, Rose Evaluation Manager for Star Roses and Plants, joins us to chat about new roses and other garden plants that are well suited for today's gardens and today's gardeners! Don't miss this informative episode from one of the industry's leading experts! This is a jam-packed episode you won't want to miss!
Bloomables® make it easy to have a garden that blooms all season. This collection is made up of our best flowering shrubs that are easy to grow and offer high reward in the garden. Bloomables® is a collection of varieties that have been carefully selected to look good both in the garden and at retail. Bright colors, unique textures, and of course, amazing blooms, make this collection one-of-a-kind.
Here is a link to the Bloomables website.
ABOUT KRISTEN SMITH...
In 2006, Kristen Smith, a graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture from The Pennsylvania State University, began employment at The Conard-Pyle Company, now known as Star® Roses and Plants. She has been working in the position of New Plants Coordinator for about 13 years and enjoys coordinating the rose trials in West Grove, PA as well as at external trial sites around the country. Her favorite part of the job is evaluating new roses for future release. She has recently stepped into the role of Rose Evaluation Manager for the company where she will be the primary contact for rose breeders and responsible for the product development of roses.
ROSE CHAT TEAM:
Executive Producer & On-Air Personality:
Creator of the Rose Chat Podcast. Mr. VanCleave is a nationally known rosarian, speaker and advocate for the rose.
Co-Host Teresa Byington is a Consulting Rosarian, Master Gardener, writer, and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Rose Society. Teresa's large cottage garden weaves together her love of roses - from the oldest to the most modern shrubs and their garden companions.
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