Rose Chat Road Trip: Coverage of the Biltmore International Rose Trials

If you are wondering what went on last week at the Biltmore International Rose Trials, below is a video just for you!

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Say Cheese!

Chris (VanCleave) and I had so much fun (maybe tooooo much fun judging from the outtakes) seeing the roses, but also seeing our rose friends and having the opportunity to interview them! Look for additional videos on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and our Rose Chat Podcast.

Warning rose lovers, if we see you on the road, we just might ask you a question or two about your favorite rose(s) or your best tips for growing roses. Yes, we have iPhones with video cameras and Selfie Sticks and we aren’t afraid to use them!

 


 

Apricot Drift in my garden this week.
Apricot Drift in my garden this week.

JUNE IS NATIONAL ROSE MONTH:

What a great time to plant a rose and join the American Rose Society where you’ll learn more about the world’s favorite flower and meet a ton of rose friends!

If you are local to me, join the Indianapolis Rose society–or come for a visit and check us out. Our meetings are open to the public! More info here.

Are you a member of a rose society?

 

 

Rose Parade: Francis Meilland

What a beauty!
What a beauty!

Star Roses and Plants award winning rose!

Here’s how they describe it…

Francis Meilland® is a tall Hybrid Tea rose with a very large bloom, good exhibition form and strong fragrance. It is a multiple award winner in Europe for disease resistance as well as aesthetics. It is one of the first Hybrid Tea roses to win the prestigious ADR contest in Germany. 2013 AARS winner.

This remarkable rose bears the name of a remarkable rose breeder, in honor of his 100th birthday — the legendary breeder of the Peace rose.

My friend, Chris, The Redneck Rosarian, says this rose grew to about 9ft in his garden last year. Wo…. I ordered two this year from Edmunds and they are planted in my new raised exhibition bed Mr. G built for me. I am so excited to see how they grow!

Tall, disease resistance, beautiful fragrance and beautiful form … I hope I have some ready June 15 to enter in the Indianapolis Rose Society’s Rose Show!! Fingers crossed.