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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.

And now for our next garden pest – Spider Mites

by Marty Reich, Master Rosarian
Excerpted from the July 2018 Rose Leaf


I assume everyone is still battling Japanese beetles and now we are seeing spider mites.

Spider Mites
Spider Mites
Spider mites can quickly get a foothold in a dry garden so this is the one time it is recommended to spray the foliage. After the sun is low enough that water droplets cannot burn the foliage, I spray the bushes with water and wet the mulch underneath them as well as actually running the watering system. You can also use a water wand which is effective at getting water underneath the leaves where the mites do their dirty work.

Click here for the article.

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.

September 9 – NRS Grand Prix Rose Show

Note new date and place!

The Nashville Rose Society Grand Prix will be held in Botanic Hall in the Visitor Center at Cheekwood. The Grand Prix is an in-house rose show and a perfect opportunity for new members to learn how to exhibit roses. Start now to get your roses ready to produce award-winning blooms by September. Keep up your maintenance schedule – water, feed and spray! Bring your roses to the meeting!

Click here for the show schedule and instructions.

September 22-23 – The Nashville Rose Society 2018 Rose Show

Arrangement by Sara Jo Gill with ‘Hot Princess’ roses – Best of Show and ARS Royalty Award at the 2017 Nashville Rose Society Rose Show – Photo by Sara Jo Gill

The Nashville Rose Society 2018 Rose Show will be held on Saturday, September 22 (1 pm-4:30 pm), and Sunday, September 23 (11 am-4:30 pm). The Show will be held at the Belmont University Gabhart Student Center, 2002 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee.

“Basics of Growing Roses” seminars will be held on Saturday and on Sunday at 2:00 pm. The seminar on Saturday will be presented by Ron Daniels, ARS Consulting Rosarian. Sunday’s seminar will be presented by Marty Reich, ARS Master Rosarian. The seminars are free to the public.

Parking is free in the Curb Garage, which is Building #27 off of Bernard Ave. Click here for a map of the Belmont Campus.

Click here for the rose show schedule in pdf format.

October 21 – Christian Bedard, Hybridizer at Weeks Roses

Note new date and place!

The October monthly meeting will be held on Sunday, October 21 (not October 7).

Christian Bedard, Research Director and Licensing Manager at Weeks Roses, will speak so mark your calendars. The program will be a must-see.

The meeting will be held at the Frist Lecture Hall at Belmont University, 1515 Wedgewood Ave, Nashville, TN 37212, just off Wedgewood Avenue. The Frist Lecture Hall is in the Inman Center, which is Building #6 on the Belmont campus map.

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