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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.

Note! The scheduled February and March meetings will begin at 1:00pm.

See below for details.


2019 Winterization of Roses

By Marty Reich, Master Rosarian

winterizing rosesIt is time to put the kids to bed. The last big rose chore before we get to put our feet up and enjoy the rose catalogs needs to be done by about the first week of December. A general rule is to wait until there have been two real (not just a couple of hours) freezes below 28degrees F. Protect too soon and the bush will not have time to gear up its internal winterization mechanism.

Read the entire article here.


2019 Roses in Review Summary Report Available

The Tenarky District 2019 Roses in Review Summary Report compiled by Jeff Garrett, Tenarky District Roses in Review Chairman, from the reports submitted by Tenarky members of the American Rose Society is now available.

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Upcoming Meeting and Events

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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 currently scheduled Meetings & Events visit the Meeting & Events page.


March 1, 1:00pm – Jason Powell, “Petals From the Past” Nursery and Cheekwood Greenhouse Tour
Jason Powell, owner of Petals from the Past Nursery

Note!! The March meeting of the Nashville Rose Society will begin at 1:00 pm with a tour of the Cheekwood greenhouses. Many of the flowers that you see in the Cheekwood gardens are grown in their own greenhouses. This is a special opportunity to see the greenhouses on a tour lead by Peter Grimaldi, Vice President of Gardens & Facilities. Members are to meet in front of the visitor center and can walk or ride the shuttle to the greenhouses.

At 2:00 pm, Jason Powell owner, “Petals From the Past” Nursery, in Jamison, Alabama, will discuss great varieties of antique roses for the garden, how to incorporate them into the landscape, and care and maintenance techniques for success.

“Petals from the Past” specializes in antique roses, heirloom shrubs and hard to find perennial flowers and herbs. They also offer guided tours of their lovely gardens. The nursery is managed by Jason and Shelley Powell, horticulturalists, whose skills complement each other. Jason has a master’s degree in horticulture from Texas A&M University and Shelley has a BS in Horticulture from Texas A&M. Since starting Petals from the Past in 1994, they have applied contemporary techniques in growing the finest old-garden plants along with new varieties.

For more information on Jason’s nursery, visit petalsfromthepast.com.


March 21 – Hands-on Pruning Workshop from 10:00-12:00

Sharpen your pruners and grab your gloves for the March Pruning Workshop to be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Nancy Jones’ garden in Bellevue from 10-12 PM. This is the perfect opportunity for new members to learn how to prune roses from experienced rosarians. These workshops are held rain or shine and everyone is welcome so tell your friends, no need to be a member for these. Also these are hands-on so you should bring gloves and pruners.

Nancy’s garden is located at 130 Belle Glen Drive, Nashville 37221. For more information, call Marty Reich at 615-833-0791 or 615-319-9487. Learn more about pruning roses here.


Monday, March 30, 6:00 – 8:00pm – Vendor Night

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, Southern Nurseries, and Remarkable Roses to have them delivered at the April meeting, actually being held the evening of March 30, 2020. You will save some money and and help NRS raise funds as well.

Pick-up is on Monday, March 30 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Cheekwood. No credit cards will be accepted so bring a check or cash. No program will be held this month.

The deadline to get your order to Gary Spencer is March 16.

Download the order forms as Adobe (pdf) or Word document (doc) and return the completed forms by email or USPS to:

Gary Spencer
620 Bellveue Road North
Nashvville, TN 37221
Cell: 615-319-5357

 
Click the required format to download:

Beatys Fertilizer (.pdf) or (.doc)

Southern Nurseries (.pdf) or (.doc)

Remarkable Roses (.pdf) or (.doc)



Rose Chat Podcast with Chris VanCleave and Teresa Byington

Click here for the Jan 26th, 2020, podcast Glorious Garden Tours 2020 – Paul Zimmerman.

Join award winning rosarians Chris VanCleave and Teresa Byington each week for the Rose Chat Podcast. This top rated gardening podcast explores the different aspects of roses. With topics ranging from where to plant roses, how to select roses for your garden as well as how to maintain them to achieve the garden of your dreams.