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The Nashville Rose Society serves all of Middle Tennessee by sharing knowledge and information about our national flower, the rose. Through a monthly newsletter and meetings that feature regional and nationally recognized speakers, we bring you advice and instruction geared to growing roses in the specific soil and climatic conditions of this area. For all scheduled Meetings & Events, click here.


Hewitt Garden & Design Center to Hold “Rose Appreciation Day” on May 5

Hewitt Garden & Design Center in Franklin TN, in partnership with the Nashville Rose Society, will be holding their first ever “Rose Appreciation Day” on Saturday, May 5, 2018, (rescheduled from Saturday, April 21), featuring free workshops on how to grow roses, free donuts, door prizes and special discounts on roses and rose supplies. Hewitt Garden & Design Center is located at 2525 Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37069.

Hewitt rose inventory
Hewitt’s huge inventory of nearly 1000 roses, which includes the largest selection of world famous David Austin roses in Middle Tennessee.
Hewitt’s will be offering FREE workshops at 10:00 AM and again at 1:00 PM on “The Basics of Growing & Caring for Roses”, led by Ron Daniels, President of the Nashville Rose Society and a long time Consulting Rosarian. Learn everything you need to know in these workshops about how to grow beautiful roses – from preparing your soil and selecting and planting your roses to watering, fertilizing, spraying and pruning. Ron will be joined by other members of the Nashville Rose Society who will be available to answer all your questions and assist you in picking out roses from Hewitt’s huge inventory of nearly 1000 roses, which includes the largest selection of world famous David Austin roses in Middle Tennessee.

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My Roses are Hungry!

Rose Food
Bloomkote, Mills Mix, Lime and Epsom Salt

Like all other flowering plants, roses need food in order to grow and bloom successfully. Roses however are heavy feeders. They have greater nutritional needs than many plants. They only get small quantities from existing soil therefore extra fertilizing is essential if you want your roses to perform at their best. For best results, fertilize at the right time, in the right amounts and with the right formulations, which I refer to as “the three R’s”!

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Upcoming Meeting and Events

Monthly meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held at Cheekwood Botanic Hall in the Visitor Services Building on the first Sunday of the month, usually from 2:00 – 4:00pm. For all scheduled Meetings & Events, and a calendar of all events, click here.

Hewitt Garden & Design Center to Hold “Rose Appreciation Day” on May 5

Hewitt rose inventory Hewitt Garden & Design Center in Franklin TN, in partnership with the Nashville Rose Society, will be holding their first ever “Rose Appreciation Day” on Saturday, May 5, 2018, (rescheduled from Saturday April 21, 2018), featuring free workshops on how to grow roses, free donuts, door prizes and special discounts on roses and rose supplies. Hewitt Garden & Design Center is located at 2525 Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37069.

Click here for more information.

May 6 – Todd Breyer, “Garden Design and Companion Plants with Roses”
Todd Breyer is a Registered Landscape Architect and chairman of the Plant Collections Committee, Botanic Garden Committee of the Cheekwood Botanic Garden. Todd worked with NRS to obtain the approval for the Rose Study Garden at Cheekwood. He then designed the Garden design, and oversaw its construction.

Todd is also involved in many projects in Nashville, including:
– Nashville City Cemetery Association, past-president, landscape and grounds coordinator
– MNPS Virtual School, Academy Board
– past county Chair Metro Beautification & Environment Commission (District 24)
– Herb Society of Nashville: Dinner Group Coordinator, Herb Sale, Herb Day
– President, Nashville Lawn & Garden Foundation
– Antiques and Garden Show
– Nashville Lawn and Garden Show
– Friends of Richland Park Library
– West Nashville Farmers Market
– West Nashville Community Festival
 

June 3 – Annie Owen, “How to Take and Grow Rose Cuttings”

Annie Owen, a long time NRS member and Rosarian, will be doing a program on how to take rose cuttings.

After the first bloom cycle, Ann will invite anyone who is a member of both NRS and ARS that is interested in rooting roses (and other perennials) to her greenhouse. She has a misting cabinet that she roots the plants in and she will keep the cuttings until planting time the following year if needed. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Click here for more information on propagating roses.



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