Rose Chat Podcast

Rose Chat Podcast

Exploring the World of Roses...


November 26, 2023 57 mins


Dr. David Zlesak   On this episode, Dr. David Zlesak, Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin and a very accomplished Rose Breeder is here to talk about plant breeding and the history and importance of plant patents. David will take us back to the very first Plant Patent. The start was strong for roses -- the first plant patent was given to the lovely rose New Dawn.   PREVIOUS ROSE CHAT PODCAST WITH DA...
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    ROSE HYBRIDIZING Dr. Jim Sproul   On today's episode, Dr. Jim Sproul, a physician,  shares with us his 2nd profession as a rose hybridizer. For the past 35 years, his cross-pollination of roses has brought many beautiful roses to the backyard gardener.   Named roses that he has hybridized include ‘Honey Dijon’, ‘Brick House® Pink’, ‘Candy Sunblaze’®, Heather Sproul’, the Eyeconic® series and ‘Thrive!’.  Mentored by Ralph Moore, (Fa...
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    October 22, 2023 46 mins
    GRACE ROSE FARM Gracie Poulson, Owner   On today's episode, Gracie Poulson of Grace Rose Farm is here to talk about the beautiful work they do at Grace Rose Farm. If you follow Gracie on social media or have gone to their website you know that roses truly have a friend in Gracie! She represents them well and is all about helping you to have beautiful roses too! Take a look at all the beauty on their website... here. Direct li...
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    October 8, 2023 48 mins
    ROSE TRENDS & NEW ROSES Heidi Mortensen, Star Roses & Plants Rose Portfolio Manager  

    On this episode, Heidi Mortensen, Rose Portfolio Manager of Star Roses and Plants is here. In her role, Heidi directs the introduction of roses from breeders around the world! Today we will chat about current trends in roses, fragrance in roses, and new roses ready for a place in your garden! ROSES WE TALKED ABOUT ON THE PODCAST: Ras...

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    September 24, 2023 54 mins
    GARDENS OF THE NORTHEAST Stephen Scanniello Stephen is a world-renowned gardener, historian, author, lecturer, designer, and consultant for gardens public and private. He currently serves as the curator of the internationally acclaimed Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden and as the consultant for the Elizabeth Park Conservancy in West Hartford, CT. Today Stephen will share updates from the beautif...
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    September 10, 2023 52 mins
    UPDATES, PLANS & PROJECTS Diane Sommers American Rose Society President   On today's episode, Diane Sommers, President of the American Rose Society is here to bring us up to date on some exciting projects including their recently launched digital initiative. And, we'll take a peek into plans for the future. ARS WEBSITE    


    Executive Producer & On-Air Personality: Chris VanCleave - www.RedneckRosaria...

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    August 27, 2023 56 mins
    INTERNATIONAL ROSE TEST GARDEN Rachel Burlington Botanic Specialist III-Rose Garden / Curator   On this episode of Rose Chat Rachel Burlington, the curator of the International Rose Test Garden at Washington Park in Portland, OR is here! Rachel is a very impressive young woman and wears many hats in the world of horticulture. In addition to her work at the Test Garden, she is co-founder of the non-profit, Women in Horticulture and ...

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    July 30, 2023 54 mins
    My Garden Journey Claudia Weekes On today's podcast, our guest is Claudia Weekes. You may know Claudia through her social media presence as The Organized Homemaker.   Claudia has a Master's Degree in Nutrition and Wellness and a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics which has allowed her to work as a registered dietitian, wellness coach, and nutrition consultant.   Claudia says she is happiest when she is helping others AND digging in...

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    July 16, 2023 41 mins
    ROSE GARDEN UPDATE & MORE! Nate Fisher, Past President of the Lehigh Valley Rose Society   Nate Fisher is the past president of the Lehigh Valley Rose Society and the 2021 recipient of the ARS Rising Star award. This award-winning millennial has been spearheading a large garden project and he's here today to give us an update. He has also recently taken up the fascinating hobby of rose hybridization and is quite the master behi...

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    June 25, 2023 52 mins
    My Trip to England Kimberley Dean   On this episode, we have Kimberley Dean. Many of you know her as THE ROSE GEEK from her YouTube Channel or her Facebook group. Kimberley traveled to England last summer on the Paul Zimmerman tour and she's here today to share about her experience in England and how that changed her and her garden.   KIMBERLEY'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE PAUL'S GARDEN TOURS HERE    


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    June 18, 2023 35 mins
    ROSE THERAPY Ron Daniels, Master Rosarian   Rose Therapy is the name of Ron's new book. With the heart of a teacher, traditional Southern values, and storytelling, Ron reveals the “bigger picture” behind growing and caring for roses: their power to bring different people together and communicate profound emotional depth without saying a word. Ron walks the reader through step-by-step instructions any beginner can follow, with down-...

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    June 11, 2023 40 mins
    UPDATE FROM HEIRLOOM ROSES Robin Jennings  Strategic Partnerships Management   On this episode, we chat with Robin Jennings, who is over Heirloom's Strategic Partnership Management. We'll find out what's new at Heirloom (yes, they started a beneficial insect subscription), learn what's on the horizon, and what they're seeing as trends in the world of roses. Don't miss this fun and informative chat.   HEIRLOOM ROSES WEBSITE HERE. ...
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    June 4, 2023 66 mins
    THE COLOR OF ROSES Danielle Hahn, Rose Story Farm   On this episode, the delightful Danielle Hahn of Rose Story Farm chats about the family rose farm, growing 40,000 roses, her new book, and helping Martha Stewart with her new rose garden. Since childhood, Danielle has loved roses and wants you to love them too. Join us for this fun chat as Danielle shares so many tips, tricks and behind-the-scenes stories.    ABOUT THE BOOK...
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    May 28, 2023 37 mins

    Hybrid Musk Roses Matt Douglas, High Country Roses

    In this episode, we'll be exploring the fascinating world of Hybrid Musk roses with our special guest, Matt Douglas, the owner of High Country Roses. Matt is an expert on all things roses and has been cultivating these beautiful flowers for over 30 years. He'll be sharing his knowledge and insights on Hybrid Musk roses, a group of roses that have been gaining popularity in rec...

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    May 14, 2023 39 mins
    MINI 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.

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    April 23, 2023 46 mins
    ROSES THAT RAMBLE Leon Ginenthal, Der Rosenmeister   On today's program, we chat with Leon Ginenthal (aka the Rosenmeister) about some of his favorite roses -- The Ramblers … a beautiful and romantic class of roses that hearken back to earlier times.   YOUTUBE VIDEO OF LEON'S GARDEN     ABOUT LEON: In 2017, he retired from a 40+ year career in special education and staff training to devote more time to my other passions. These ...
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    NOISETTES: THE SOUTHERN BELLE OF ROSES Connie Hilker   On this episode, Connie Hilker joins us to chat about her favorite rose class  ... THE NOISETTES... The Southern Belle of Roses.      ABOUT CONNIE:   Connie Hilker has been growing and studying heritage roses since 2002. She is the Old Garden Rose chair for the Colonial District of the American Rose Society, Historian of the Richmond Rose Society, a member of the Board of Trust...
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    March 26, 2023 30 mins
    NEW PLANTS FOR 2023 - PROVEN WINNERS COLOR CHOICE Natalie Carmolli Public Relations Specialist for Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs      Natalie Carmolli, public relations specialist for Proven Winners ColorChoice shrubs is back for one of our favorite chats of the season... new roses as well as other new plants for our gardens!   Proven Winners Website: Proven Winners YouTube:
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    March 19, 2023 46 mins
    ROSE PRUNING: MAKING ORDER OUT OF CHAOS   We hear all the time that one of the scariest things for rosarians to do is prune a rose. I will also say that there is a lot of misleading information floating around about pruning roses. So today Gaye Hammond is here to dispel the myths and get us on the right track. Even a 30+ years rose-growing veteran learned a thing or two during this interview! So, don't miss it!   ABOUT GAYE ...
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    March 12, 2023 60 mins
    GARDEN DESIGN TIPS AND TRICKS Michael Marriott and Paul Zimmerman   On today's show, we have two of our favorite rosarians who happen to be award-winning garden designers. Michael Marriott and Paul Zimmerman are here to share tips and tricks on garden design just in time to get us going and growing for spring! We will also hear about some wonderful garden tours they are leading this year. This would be a good time to grab your note...
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