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Hybridizing Roses | Roses for New England

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Roses for New England
Mike & Angie Chute and have been growing roses for over twenty years in East Providence, Rhode Island.  “Roses for New England” is the first book written by New England rose gardeners for New England rose gardeners and is a comprehensive guide to growing sustainable roses in this unique growing environment. Mike & Angie will offer practical advice and share some of their favorite roses. 

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Christian Bedard - Weeks Roses Hybridizer
As research director at Weeks Roses, Christian oversee's testing and selection of thousands of potential rose introductions each year. An award winning hybridizer, he is responsible for such introductions as "Ketchup & Mustard", "Sugar Moon" & "Koko Loko" just to name a few. Christian will tell us about the breeding program at weeks and will tell us how he comes up with some of the names of his introductions! 

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