Paul Zimmerman Resume

Paul F. Zimmerman
Resume

Currently

  • Owner “Paul Zimmerman Roses LLC”
  • Director Biltmore® International Rose Trials
  • Partner with Biltmore® Company in the Biltmore® Garden Rose Collection
  • Author Of The Book – Everyday Roses. How To Grow Knockout And Other Modern Garden Roses.  Published by Taunton Press
  • Member Of The Advisory Board Of The American Rose Rose Selections™ Trials
  • 2009 – Present.  U.S. Rose Licensing Agent for
    • Pépinières G DELBARD – France
    • Mike Athy – New Zealand
    • Peter Beales Roses – England
    • Brad Jalbert – Canada – World Wide Agent
  • 2010- Present.  Host of “Roses Are Plants Too” the rose blog on the website of Fine Gardening Magazine.
  • 2009-Present.  Host, Creator, Narrator of the “Roses Are Plants Too” channel on You Tube.  A series of short rose care videos with to date over 50,000 individuals collectively viewing the videos close over 500,000 times.

Horticultural History

  • 1999 – 2009.  Owner/CEO “Ashdown Roses Ltd”.
  • 1994 – Present.  Certified Consulting Rosarian – The American Rose Society.
  • 1994 – 1998.  Owner of Hundred Acre Wood Rosescaping.  A company dedicated to the design and maintenance of rose gardens.

Offices Held

  • 2001- 2010.  U.S. Representative to the World Federation of Rose Societies Specialized Conservation Committee.
  • 1997-1998 Board of Directors The Tinseltown Rose Society.
  • 1994-1996 President of The Tinseltown Rose Society.
  • 1992-1994 Vice President of The Tinseltown Rose Society.

Writing

  • 2013.  Book Everyday Roses.  How To Grow Knockout And Other Modern Garden Roses.  Published by Taunton Press
  • 2103 –  Organic Gardening Magazine. “Beyond Knockout. The Next Generation of Garden Roses”
  • 2010 – Fine Gardening Magazine.  “Caring For Roses Naturally”
  • 2008 – The Sustainable Rose Garden. – “Just Say No To Chemicals”
  • 2008 – Royal National Rose Society Annual.  “Favourites: The Experts Choose”
  • 2008 – The American Rose.  Official Publication of The American Rose Society.  “A Gentle Plea for Order”.  Rose Classificaiton.
  • 2006 – Rosa Mundi.  Heritage Rose Foundation.  “Activities of the Specialized Conservation Committee”.
  • 2004, Feb – Perennial Magazine.  Roses for the Landscape.
  • 2004, May – Nursery News.  “Changes in The Rose World”.  Current changes and trends in The Wholesale Rose Market.
  • 2003, Nov. – American Nurseryman.  “The Three S’s” Ways for Independent Garden Centers to survive in a box store world.
  • 2003, May – American Nurseryman.  Our nursery was profiled.
  • 2002 – Annual of The American Rose Society “Coming to a Mall Near You”
  • 2000 – Annual of The American Rose Society “Landscaping with Roses”
  • 1998 April – The American Rose.  Official Publication of The American Rose Society. “The Charm of Noisettes”
  • 1997 August – The American Rose.  Official Publication of The American Rose Society. “Rethinking the Hybrid Tea”
  • 1996 Oct. – The American Rose.  Official Publication of The American Rose Society. “Plants, Pipes & Polymers: Water is Vital to a Plant’s Growth”
  • 1992-1994 – Monthly Novice Corner in “The Rose Reporter” The Gold Medal winning publication of The Tinseltown Rose Society.
  • 1992-1998 – “The Rose Reporter” Numerous articles including several Award Of Merit Winners.

Talks & Media

  • Northeast Flower and Garden Show – Seattle, WA
  • Bierkreek Rose Nursery Rose Festival. The Netherlands
  • Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.  Disney World.  Four days of talks
  • Vancouver Rose Society
  • Deep South District Rose Convention
  • 17th Annual Organic Grower’s Conference
  • Seattle, WA.  Heritage Roses Northwest All Day Workshop
  • New York – Great Rosarians of The World Lecture Series “The Sustainable Rose Garden”  Brooklyn Botanical Garden.
  • Bowling Green Kentucky – TenArky District Convention.  “Roses Are Plants Too”
  • Charlotte, NC.  Southern Spring Home & Garden Show.  “Growing Roses Naturally”.
  • Southeastern Flower Show – Speaking and coordinating five days of rose events throughout the conference including “Roses Are Plants Too” main stage.
  • Charlotte, NC.  Southern Spring Home & Garden Show.  Talk and coordinating a day of talks/demonstrations devoted to roses and their care.
  • Charleston Horticultural Society – Two days of lecture and workshops
  • Carolina Gardener WBT Radio – Cohost
  • Making it Grow with Rowland Allston – PBS
  • Charlotte, NC.  Southern Spring Home & Garden Show
  • Pesaro, Italy.  “Il Nome Della Rosa
  • Abingdon, VA Mid Atlantic Garden Faire.
  • Washington DC.  National Fall Convention of The American Rose Society
  • New Orleans, LA.  National Spring Convention of The American Rose Society
  • 1993-present.  District & local rose societies and garden clubs.  On average 4-6 per year.

Judging & Rose Trials

  • September 2012 International Rose Trials. The Hague, The Netherlands
  • October 2005 Rose Hills International Trials.  Los Angeles, CA.
  • June 2005 International Rose Trials.  Paris, France
  • June 2005 International Rose Trials.  Lyon, France
  • July 2004 International Rose Trials.  The Hague, The Netherlands.
  • October 2003 Rose Hills International Rose Trials.  Los Angeles, CA
  • October 2002 Rose Hills International Rose Trials.  Los Angeles, CA.