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2012 Blogs

A Meeting of the Rose Minds

By Guest BloggerDecember 10th, 2012

This summer, two great rose minds met in the test fields at our headquarters. Listen in as Steve Hutton, president of Conard-Pyle/Star® Roses & Plants , and Alain Meilland, head of Meilland International , discuss their favorite flower.

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To Name A Rose

By Jacques FerareNovember 30th, 2012

Sometimes I think the most difficult part in the development of a new rose is to give it a name. Choosing the “varietal name," which is the one under which a new rose will be patented, is easy. We take the first three letters of the breeder’s name (MEI for Meilland , RAD for Radler , SPR for Jim...

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Knock Out® Roses Bloom on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®

By Guest BloggerNovember 21st, 2012

A Star® Roses & Plants employee toured the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® this past summer, and discovered some lovely Knock Out® and Double Knock Out® plantings along the way! These photos were taken at Four Roses and Buffalo Trace distilleries. Although many of the distilleries close in the summer...

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Is This Rose Fragrant? Depends on the Nose of the Beholder!

By Jacques FerareNovember 16th, 2012

In my most recent blogs, I discussed how to define fragrance in roses and how it can be transmitted to future generations, as well as how it can be described to create new perfumes . Here I will try to answer the very basic question of what makes a particular rose fragrant (or not), and why some...

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Read All About It: Recent Articles About Knock Out® and Drift® Roses

By Guest BloggerNovember 8th, 2012

Here is some recent coverage on Knock Out® Roses and Drift® Roses that may offer you some inspiring ideas for your own garden: Tales of a Nashville Gardener takes a look at Peach Drift® Great Design Plant: Knock Out® Roses Drifts of Roses for Small Spaces Knocked Out by Knock Out® Roses Knock Out®...

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