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Rose Rosette disease is one of the most dreaded of rose diseases. Plant pathologist Kassie Connor of the Alabama Agricultural Extension Service at Auburn University will be here to discuss this malady and will offer some insight into excactly what this disease is, how to spot it and what to do about it. www.ACES.edu Find Your Local AG Extension Office HERE Read more about Rose Rosette HERE www.RoseChatRadio.com Subscribe To Our Weekly Newsletter
The first annual Biltmore International Rose Trials ended on Saturday May 18th with winners announced in 12 categories.
Rose Chat Radio caught up with a few of the judges to hear their insights into the trials and we also spoke to a a few of the growers and breeders of the roses entered in the trials.
You'll hear interviews with Mike Athy a top winner at the show with his entry "ATHYFaLaa" from his home in New Zealand. Chris Pellett of Kordes Roses in Oregon, gives a wonderful description of the fragrance of their winning entry "Beverly" a beautiful hybrid tea. Michael Marriott from David Austin Roses in the UK shared his insight on their winning entry "Darcy Bussell".
Under the care and protection of the Biltmore horticultural team lead by Lucas Jack, the roses were given the best opportunity possible to reach their full potential.
Read a full list of the winners on the Biltmore Estate blog
Visit Biltmore: www.Biltmore.com
Paul Zimmerman: Paul Zimmerman Roses
Mike Athy: Mike Athy Roses
Chris Pellett: Kordes Roses US
Michael Marriott: David Austin Roses
Congratulations to all the winners!
Kevin Green joins us this week to talk about Sarasota Florida's most stunning rose gardens.
"Mable Ringling cherished roses. Her rose garden was completed in 1913 before any development took place on the 66-acre Ringling estate. Once the garden was established, Sarasota felt like home to Mable and she and John built their dream home, the Cà d’Zan mansion, and the Museum of Art in Sarasota. She was also the founder and first president of the Sarasota Garden Club." (Ringling Museum Press Release Apr 3 , 2004]
Geri Laufer will be with us to talk about Herbs & Roses, The Language of flowers and Tussie Mussies!
We'll also have continuing coverage of the Biltmore International Rose Trials with Paul Zimmerman and others.
Ted Mills, aka "The Rose Doc" joins us for a broadcast of biblical proportions! For over 30 years Ted has been growing roses and teaching others how to grow them. A former Director of the Tenarky district of the American Rose Soceity, Ted Mills is also a Rose Show Judge & Master Rosarian holding the Bronze and Silver honor medals for his service to the local and disctrict societies. He was also a member of the ARS Executive Committee. In his quest for blue ribbon roses, Ted began to experiment with organic materials to feed his plants. With the help of Clayton Beaty, Mills Magic Mix was born. Nearing 90, Mr. Mills is as active as ever, writing a popular column for American Rose Magazine and telling others the good news of growing roses! He'll share his "10 Commandments for Growing Roses" on our show. Join us!
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.
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.
Acclaimed garden writer and rosarian Lynn Hunt will join us to talk about her adventures in writing, judging rose shows and will offer spring pruning tips. She blogs her gardening adventures at The Dirt Diaries. Also joining us this week is Dan Kiel a local Rose Society President to talk his efforts to resurrect a dying rose society. Stay informed on upcoming broadcasts via e-mail:
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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