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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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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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Star® Roses & Plants/Conard-Pyle Visits the Garden Writers Association Symposium

By Guest BloggerNovember 1st, 2012

Star® Roses & Plants/Conard-Pyle recently attended the 64 th Annual Garden Writers Association (GWA) Symposium in Tucson, AZ. The GWA is an organization of more than 1,800 professional communicators in the lawn and garden industry. At the show, we discussed current trends and issues with GWA...

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A Place for Perennials

By Guest BloggerOctober 18th, 2012

By Greg Soles Perennial Product Manager at Star® Roses and Plants Fall gardens mums are now in their rightful place, the fall retail shelves. It has bothered me for years when garden mums begin to show up in retail stores in early July and August. When I go back to the early years of my career in...

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Modern Roses and Fragrance: All In the Nose of the Beholder

By Jacques FerareOctober 5th, 2012

Part One (a little bit of history and science) Modern roses are often characterized by their abundance of colors, flower shapes and plant habits. This diversity is easy to observe. However, most people probably do not realize that this diversity also applies to their fragrance, which arguably may...

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