Rose Chat began on Twitter as a method to communicate information to a growing segment of rose growers. This monthly Twitter chat was the springboard to our BlogTalkRadio presence.
The need to communicate solid information on growing roses to the next generation is essential and Rose Chat Radio fills that need by providing solid rose advice, interesting guests and the latest news from the world of roses!
The legacy of Miriam Wilkins lives on with "A Celebration Of Old Roses" an annual event that gathers the best old garden roses under one roof and raises awareness of old and scarce varieties and offers the public an opportunity to see for themselves the beauty of these wonderful old roses. Kristina Osborn Joins us to discuss this wonderful event held each year in El Cerrito, California. Full event details: www.celebrationofoldroses.org Quote from The Celebration of Old Roses Founder: "Dear Friends– There is so much in the old rose world to mystify and entrance us. Now as the roses spring forward and buds of known and unknown beauties form, I find the old excitement rising, filling me with wonder. The old world goes oft awry, but there is always the comfort of the garden." Miriam Wilkinsa celebration of old roses | miriam wilkins | old garden roses | roses | growing roses
Mark Tyburski of Circle Organics joins us this week to answer the question: What is good soil? Good soil composition is the foundation of any successful garden and Mark will be with us to talk about building a good soil ecosystem in your garden with the Biltmore Naturals Rose Care Kit. This combination of nutrients for the garden is used at the magnificent Biltmore Estate & Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina. The estate is home to the Biltmore International Rose Trials and serves as a testing ground for roses in terms of disease resistance, vigor, bloom power and over all heath. www.BiltmoreNaturals.com Biltmore International Rose Trials Coordinator and author of the popular book "Everyday Roses" join us for a chat on the upcoming judging of the trials and also the role that good soil plays in the rose trial process. www.PaulZimmermanRoses.com rose | gardening | Roses | International Rose Trials | Biltmore Naturals Rose Care Kit
Join us as Rose Chat Radio welcomes Dr. Tony Liberta. Well 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. Dr Tony Liberta | Old Garden Roses | roses | American Rose Society | flowers
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. Davids 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 Alabamas library by planting and maintaining a rose garden there. Well also talk about how her local rose society celebrates national rose month. Itll be an interview you dont want to miss rose | gardening | Exhibiting Roses | David Clemons | Throughbred Roses
Join us for a conversation with Mark Chamblee of Chamblee Rose Nursery. Hell share insights and tips for growing beautiful roses even in tough growing conditions. Well 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 Chamblee Roses | Roses | Garden | Earth Kind Roses | Mark Chamblee