by Ron Daniels, Nashville Rose Society
Growing Zone 7
Featured in Roses & You, American Rose Society Member Newsletter
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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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.
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.
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Spring pruning of the Rose Study Garden at Cheekwood will be Monday, April 2 at 2:00pm. The Garden will also be fertilized that day. Anyone who wants to help or any new members who want to learn, bring your bring your pruners and trowel and come help!
Now is the time to inventory what you have on hand to order your rose supplies for the annual Vendor Night. Pre-order rose growing supplies from Beatys Fertilizer and Southern Nurseries and have them delivered at the April meeting. You will save some money and NRS gets a cut as well so we all win. Pick-up is on Tuesday, April 3, rather than the usual first Sunday meeting time.
Download the order forms as Adobe (pdf) or Word document (doc) and return the completed forms by email or USPS to:
620 Bellveue Road North
Nashvville, TN 37221
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