Welcome to another exciting episode of The Garden Question. Today, we're venturing into the captivating realm of plant breeding, a topic that's as fascinating as it is innovative.
We all relish the joy of designing our own gardens, but have you ever dreamt of crafting your very own plants, tailored specifically for your garden? Well, buckle up because we're about to dive into this extraordinary world with an expert who's mastered the art of plant breeding.
In this episode, I'm thrilled to introduce you to David Roberts, a trailblazer in the horticultural universe.
David's journey is nothing short of inspiring.
Armed with a master's degree in horticultural science from the prestigious North Carolina State University, he embarked on a path that led him to a profound passion for ornamental plant breeding.
During his academic pursuits, he worked closely with esteemed mentors, Dr. Dennis Werner and Dr. Tom Ranney, honing his skills and nurturing his love for the art and science of plant breeding.
Here's where the story takes an exciting turn: Bailey Nurseries, Inc. recognized David's exceptional talent and enthusiasm, welcoming him into their family in 2015.
Since then, he's been the driving force behind Bailey Innovations, serving as the general manager and head plant breeder.
Currently, as the Director of Plant Breeding for Bailey Innovations, David oversees the breeding direction and orchestrates plant trials right from their nursery in the Winterville, GA.
Join us as we unravel the secrets behind the artistry of plant breeding, exploring David's experiences, insights, and the magic that happens at Bailey Innovations.
Prepare to be inspired, because today, you're in for a treat. Get ready to witness the bloom of creativity right here episode 133 – Unveiling the Art and Science of Plant Breeding - David Roberts.