Sunday May 14, 2023

Miniature and Miniflora Roses

Dr. Gary Rankin and Dr. Monica Valentovic  
On this episode, Dr. Gary Rankin and Dr. Monica Valentovic are here to chat about two of their favorite classes of roses, miniature and miniflora roses. 

Dr. Gary Rankin and Dr. Monica Valentovic are both experts in their fields and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the discussion about miniature and miniflora roses.

Dr. Gary Rankin is a professor and researcher at the University of Kentucky, where he focuses on plant breeding and genetics. He has developed several new rose varieties, including many miniature and miniflora roses, and has worked extensively on improving the disease resistance and overall health of roses.

Dr. Monica Valentovic is a professor and researcher at Marshall University, where she studies the health effects of environmental toxins and pollutants. She has also conducted research on the health benefits of roses and their essential oils.

Together, Dr. Rankin and Dr. Valentovic will be able to provide a unique perspective on the breeding, growing, and health benefits of miniature and miniflora roses. 


Executive Producer & On-Air Personality:
Chris VanCleave
Creator of the Rose Chat Podcast. Mr. VanCleave is a nationally known rosarian, television personality, speaker and advocate for the rose.
Content Creator & On-Air Personality:
Co-Host Teresa Byington promotes roses as an integral part of the landscape, as a Consulting Rosarian, Master Gardener, writer, and speaker.
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