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!
Join Lisa Smith and Nancy Reid of Big Blend Radio on the Spirit of America Tour as they explore the American Rose Center, Shreveport Louisiana. Headquarters of the American Rose Society, Lisa & Nancy chat with Amanda Figlio about the gardens, the history of the American Rose Society and about roses in general. The spectacular Gardens of the American Rose Center are located on a 118-acre wooded tract near Shreveport, Louisiana. The gardens are home to the national headquarters of the American Rose Society. We are the nation's largest park dedicated to roses. The gardens were dedicated in 1974, when the American Rose Society headquarters moved to Shreveport, Louisiana from Columbus, Ohio. Today, the American Rose Center features more than 65 individual rose gardens and 20,000 rosebushes, with a variety of companion plants, sculptures and fountains, including the beautiful Dudley Watkins Reflection Pool. www.Rose.org to learn more.
Karen Gardner joins us! Her nursery, Roses Inc. Green Country--is a business specializing in selling roses (more than 600 varieties!) as well as landscape design. Karen recently received the 2014 Green Profit Young Retailer Award. Don't miss her fascinating story from studying art in NYC to growing roses in Tulsa Oklahoma. A life changing event sent Karen's life into a tailspin. Little did she know how that one event would change her life forever. Hear this inspiring story as we chat with Karen about her nursery, rose care and about overcoming lifes adversities. Roses, Inc. Website Join us each week for the Rose Chat Podcast. The #1 Rose Gardening Podcast available via iTunes and Stitcher Radio apps.
Karen Gardner joins us! Her nursery, Roses Inc. Green Country--is a business specializing in selling roses (more than 600 varieties!) as well as landscape design. Karen recently received the 2014 Green Profit Young Retailer Award. Don't miss her fascinating story from studying art in NYC to growing roses in Tulsa Oklahoma, Roses, Inc. Website Join us each week for the Rose Chat Podcast. The #1 Rose Gardening Podcast available via iTunes and Stitcher Radio apps.
Michelle Endersby - Awakening Around Roses Growing up in Montmorency in the natural bushland beauty of the Eltham Shire where art and the environment were interconnected, Michelle developed at an early age a sense of wonder in the natural world and it is this that she wants to share through my art. She see's personality in individual plants and flowers which sometimes makes my florals or nature studies seem more like portraits than traditional florals. Michelle wants her audience to get swept up by the magic that she see's, and feel emotion and intimacy towards her painting subjects. A lifelong interest and involvement with textiles drives her to explore the textural properties of her subjects be that the velvety petal of a rose or the meandering root systems of ancient Moreton Bay Fig Trees. "A brush with death changed my life and strengthened my career as an artist. On awakening from a coma following emergency brain surgery to repair a ruptured blood vessel, I was presented with an inspirational vision. I found myself in a beautiful, light-filled rose garden and this vision hastened my recovery and illuminated my path forward. This incident has made me see the world through different eyes. I see beauty surrounding me and I want to share my vision with the world." Join us for this fascinating conversation with Michelle Endersby Learn More About Michelle's Book
Explore Tyler Texas with Holli Conley from the Tyler Texas Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tyler's charming brick streets lead visitors to an array of family attractions, quaint antique shops and unique specialty stores. Outdoor buffs enjoy crystal-clear lakes, challenging golf courses and scenic campgrounds that offer fishing, picnicking, paddle-boating and hike and bike trails. For those who prefer refined culture, Tyler's exciting Broadway and ballet performances, symphony concerts, world-class art museums and wonderful cuisine are sure to please any palate! And for rose lovers; well, Tyler Texas dedicates an entire month to celebrate roses with its annual Tyler Rose Festival and this year will host the American Rose Society Fall Nationals. Listen, then plan your next vacation getaway to Tyler Texas! VisitTyler.com