A New Rose to Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of VOGUE Magazine

May 22, 2017

Roses are back on the runways of nearly every fashion show this season and rose hybridizer extraordinaire Brad Jalbert of Select Roses, Canada along with Tyler Francis, one of the world's largest producers of roses joins us to talk about 'Vogue' a new rose named to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Vogue magazine. Available this summer from Jackson & Perkins roses, 'Vogue' is a fragrant peach colored rose that every fashionista will want to grow!

Resources mentioned on today's show:

The Making of Vogue's New Anniversary Rose

Brad Jalbert's Select Roses

Purchase the 'Vogue' Rose from Jackson & Perkins


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New Roses for the KnockOut Family of Roses | Jacques Ferare

April 30, 2017

It's been almost ten years since Star Roses introduced its last Knock Out rose and for 2017 they are giving us a triple knock out punch with the introduction of three new roses from the Knock Out family! Jacques Ferare joins us to chat about these roses and how regionality plays a key role in these introductions. 

Learn more about these exciting new introductions at the Star Roses Website:

Star Roses and Plants

Of Naked Ladies & Forget Me Nots | Dr. Allan Armitage

April 17, 2017


Dr. Allan Armitage joins us to talk about his latest book "Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots", The stories behind the common names of some of our favorite plants. On this show you'll hear some incredible stories on why we shouldnt eat our carrots and how horny goat weed got it's name. We also chat with Dr. A about his favorite annuals and perennials for the garden and about the awesome app for gardeners he created. It's a must have for every techie gardener! Its a rip roaring time on this episode of the Rose Chat Podcast. 


Buy Dr. A's book and receive a 15% discount! Simply use the promo code: ROSECHAT at check out. 


Get the APP: iOS & Android Versions Available CLICK HERE

David Austin Roses - New Roses for 2017

April 2, 2017



Acclaimed British rosarian and professional rose sniffer Michael Marriott joins us for a delighful conversation about two new roses being introduced this year from David Austin Roses. You'll be delighted by the white blooms of 'Desdemona' and overjoyed as you take a look at the glowing pink color of 'The Ancient Mariner'. 

Michael also chats with us about good garden design, some great companion plants and gives us the number one criteria that they use when selecting new roses. It's a broadcast you ceretainly don't want to miss. 

Learn more about the exciting new rose varieties talked about on today's show at DavidAustinRoses.com 


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Dr. Barry McCasland | Rose Garden Check Up

March 19, 2017



Carpal tunnel syndrome affects up to 10 million American's a year, many of which are gardeners. On this broadcast, Dr. Barry McCasland shares with us what carpal tunnel syndrome is, how it affects us and explores treatment options.  

This series of podcasts is dedicated to health and wellness issues related to gardeners. Dr. McCasland is a board certified physician, avid rose gardener and wants you to get the most out of your health and your roses.
Note: The information provided in this series is meant for basic informational purposes, and is not intended to replace the advice given to you by your physician. Consult with your doctor before making decisions concerning your health.
The Rose Garden Checkup with Dr. Barry McCasland, heard exclusively on the Rose Chat Podcast.

2017 Chicago Flower & Garden Show - Tony Abruscato

March 10, 2017

CFGS_Vertical_Logo_2_2017.jpgThe Chicago Flower and Garden Show comes to life March 18-26 at Navy Pier with tons of gardens, fun activites, educational seminars and a charity event benefiting local garden endeavors. Tony Abruscato, President of Flower Show Productions joins us to share all about one of the nation's premiere flower and garden expositions.  

Show Links:

Chicago Flower Show Website
Chicago Flower Show on Facebook

Chicago Flower on Twitter


Rose Chat Podcast founder and host Chris VanCleave, aka "The Redneck Rosarian" will be a featured speaker at this years show. Check out his appearance schedule.

Chris VanCleave at the Chicago Flower Show

Connecting Kids and Gardens | Voices from the Garden | Seed Keeper Project 2017

February 6, 2017

Seed Keeper Project 2017 

Carol and Kerrie from the Seed Keeper Company join us on this special editon of Voices From The Garden. On a mission to connect kids with gardening, this dynamic duo has recognized over 300 school gardens with their annual Seed Keeper Project. Find out about the importance of connecting of connecting kids and communities to the good earth and how you can be a part of that in your neck of the woods. 

Nominate a local school in your area to be recognized and rewarded by visiting the Seed Keeper Facebook page here LINK

Resource Links:

Seed Keeper Project Website Gardenpedia  Seeds of the Month
Corona Tools    

About This Series:

Voices From The Garden is a series of broadcasts submitted by gardeners who share with us an intrinsic mix of life lessons, faith stories and glorious gardening adventures, exclusively on the Rose Chat Podcast. Do you have a story to tell? Record your experience and send it to us at GROW@RoseChat.info

Sandy’s Picks for 2017 | Exhibition Roses You’ll Love

January 26, 2017

Sandy and Bob Lundberg have been growing roses since the 1970's and exhibiting them in rose shows since 1989. In that time they have grown a ton of roses and have become a "GO TO" source for advice on varieties for exhibition. For the past 25 years, Sandy has published "Sandy's Picks"; a list of roses that she thinks you'll love. Well, almost all of em.  This no nonsense approach to reporting on roses has endearded her to rose growers everywhere.

We caught up with Sandy at Top Gun 2016. An exhibitors conclave; this event is an opportunity for top exhibitors to teach the tricks of the trade to up and coming exhibitors. Sandy is a sought after speaker in the rose world and was a featured presenter at this event. She allowed us to record her presentation. 

With Sandy's permission I have attached her slides from the presentation in the PDF format so you can follow along and see all the beautiful roses she mentions on today's show.  


Companion Materials: 

Click the links below to follow along with Sandy's talk. 

Sandy's Picks 1

Sandy's Picks 2


Weeks Roses | New Roses for 2017

December 7, 2016


Rose Hybridizer for Weeks Roses, Christian Bebard, joins us to chat about their new rose introducitons for 2017. On this broadcast you'll hear about: 'All My Loving", 'Cupid's Kisses", 'Children's Hope', 'Tropical Lightening', 'Easy to Please' plus two new varieties from the Downton Abbey collection; 'Edith's Darling' and 'Violet's Pride'. All this and so much more! 

Today's Show Links:

Weeks Roses

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation

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A Year In My Rose Garden - Teresa Mosher

November 13, 2016


Don't miss this chat with author and rosarian Teresa Mosher talking about her latest book, "A Year In My Rose Garden." This book is a month-by-month guide to planting and caring for roses. As a companion to the book, Teresa created a journal to track your plantings, sketch out drawings and journal notes about your gardening adventures. 

The Rose Chat team along with today's guest share their stand out roses for the 2016 growing season. 

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