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!
lIt's National Volunteer Week "National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It's about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals." Points of Light This week Herb Grasshof volunteer extrodinare at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden joins us to talk about his work at the garden and also how they recruit and train volunteers for projects at the garden. Herb has given over 1,300 hours of volunteer service working in this garden. We'll also be chatting about the roses planted there. "After working in the high tech industry as a Manufacturing Engineer I retired in 1995. Volunteering in the community was one of the things I planned to do. After searching for a suitable match that did not put time/ schedule restraints on me, I found the local garden where I can pursue a lifelong interest in nature." - Herb Grasshof Friends Of The San Jose Municipal Rose Garden Website Like them on Facebook
Who doesn't want beautiful disease resistant roses in their garden? With Proven Winners Oso Happy roses you can have color, form, beauty without all the fuss of traditional hybrids. Stacey Hirvela with Proven Winners, America's #1 Brand in plants joins us to talk about this line of roses. You'll hear about "Smoothie", "Candy Oh" & "Petit Pink" and also about the 2014 Gardeners Idea Book as well as a sneak peek at Stacey's new book Edible Spots & Pots from Rodale Press. ORDER Stacey's Book Keep in touch with the Rose Chat Podcast Sign up for the Rose Chat Newsletter:
Susan Fox of GagasGarden.com joins us from the Chicago Flower & Garden Show where she is a featured speaker this week. Her presentation "Rapid Results with Roses" dispels the myth that roses are hard to grow. Her just published "Four Seasons of Roses" is available at Amazon.com and on her website. Susan is an American Rose Society certified Consulting Rosarian and has grown roses for many years in different climates. Don't miss this exciting podcast. Susan's Website
Paul Zimmerman is the owner of Paul Zimmerman Roses, a company dedicated to teaching that “Roses Are Plants, Too”. His popular book "Everyday Roses" is available nationwide in bookstores and home centers. Paul joins us to talk about the success of his book, what's new in gardening trends and will answer questions from our audience. Paul's Website
Lucas Jack - Biltmore Estate Rosarian Join us as we chat with Lucas Jack, the Biltmore Rosarian, will be with us to discuss what's going on in the garden, what they're adding to the garden and an update on the rose trials. Lucas brings a wealth of knowledge and energy to all things roses! Don't miss this interview. About Biltmore: Discover the wonders of Biltmore™ in Asheville. Begin with the breathtaking beauty of 250-room Biltmore House — America's largest home® — and century-old gardens. Explore the 8,000-acre backyard through a variety of activities from horseback riding to rafting. Experience Antler Hill Village that connects the estate's present and past, providing a relaxing place for dining, shopping, historical exhibits, and new ways to enjoy Biltmore's hospitality. Finally, savor the long-lasting benefits of a luxurious getaway at the four-star inn, Inn on Biltmore Estate. Biltmore Estate Website