Teresa Byington “Cottage Gardening” Presentation

Teresa Byington’s Bloom Thyme Cottage Garden
Teresa Byington took us on a tour of her garden, Bloom Thyme Cottage Garden at the November 7, 2021, monthly meeting of the Nashville Rose Society. The Bloom Thyme Cottage Garden, which Teresa has tended for 30+ years, is a large cottage garden that weaves together her love of roses – from the oldest to the most modern shrubs and their garden companions. Roses alongside annuals, herbs, shrubs, trees, perennials and a few veggies fill this garden.

Teresa was kind enough to let us record her GoToMeeting presentation that is filled with cottage garden history, gardening advice and plant recommendations. You can revisit Teresa’s presentation by clicking here.


February 18-20 – 2022 Tenarky Winter Workshop

by Lori Emery, Tenarky District Director and NRS Member

 

Be sure to register for the Tenarky Winter Workshop that will be held at Belmont University, 1515 Wedgewood Ave, Nashville, TN 37212, February 18-20, 2022. Check-in will begin on February 18th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Ayers Academic Center, Rooms C & D, where we have our monthly meetings. We will then have a delicious “Little Italy Buffet.” Hybridizer Dave Bang will join us virtually to discuss his hybridizing process and his roses.

Saturday will be a busy day, starting with Carol Shockley who will show new roses for 2022. Connie Hilker, from Hartwood Roses, will discuss antique roses. Pamela Powell, Chair of Photography for ARS will be with us to judge the Photography Contest and speak with us on taking photos of our roses with our IPhone camera. You can find the Rose Photography Schedule here.

Gaye Hammond will join us virtually to discuss mistakes we may have made with our roses and how to fix them. Dr. Mark Windham will update us on Rose Rosette Disease. We will have a short Tenarky Business meeting to discuss the Tenarky Fall Rose Show and District Convention. That evening there will be an enjoyable banquet, with Dr. Windham as our guest speaker.

Joanna Deck is bringing several of her roses for our silent auction. We are scheduled to have K & M roses as our rose vendor. Jeff Harvey, owner of Dirt Dawg will also be on hand with numerous tools and live plants. Barbara Taube will bring her miniature containers for purchase.

Sunday morning will be our Consulting Rosarian school. Nancy Jones will do a morning devotion before the school begins. Mary Ann Hext will review the consulting rosarian mission and program. Our own Ron Daniels, Co-President of NRS will review soil and water principles. Gaye Hammond will again join us virtually to discuss fertilizers. Dr. Windham will wind up the morning with pesticides, chemical safety, insects and diseases. Candidates who wish to become Consulting Rosarians are then able to take an open book test. (Candidates must have been pre-approved application). Current Consulting rosarians can audit the course to refresh and increase their knowledge, and earn required continuing education credits.

For the full weekend schedule, click here.

Current Covid-19 Restrictions will be in place. Masks are required on campus.

We have a convention rate at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 5566 Franklin Pike Circle,Brentwood, Tennessee 37027. Book by January 18, 2022 for convention rate of $110! Click here for the reservation link.

PLEASE make plans to attend the Winter Workshop, the dinner and banquet this year. We have some great speakers lined up for the workshop! The food is going to be fabulous! Your attendance helps to pay for the traveling expenses for speakers who are coming from outside Tenarky.

We have not had a Winter Workshop since 2018, so let’s all plan to attend this year!

For more information, contact District Director Lori Emery at 615-948-7672 or email laemery20@hotmail.com.

Parking: The Ayers Academic Center is located at the corner of Wedgewood and 15th avenues on the northern front of campus. The entrance to the parking garages for both buildings is the same as we used last year. There are two elevator banks in the garage underneath the Ayers Academic Center – the South and North elevators. Members should park by, then use, the North elevators to the 4th floor. These open up directly across from our meeting room – which is Ayers C & D. It is not easy to find the meeting room from the South elevators!


2022 Calendar of Events – Save the Dates!

Click for NRS Calendar

The Nashville Rose Society Programming Committee and the Executive Committee members are working hard to plan the Calendar of Events for 2022. The schedule is subject to change, but you should pencil in these events so that you will not miss any of the informative meetings and workshops to help you grow and show beautiful roses in the new year.

Monthly meetings will normally be held from 2-4:00pm on the first Sunday of the month at Belmont in Ayers C & D (at least through June 2022). The plan is to return to Cheekwood once the renovations of Botanic Hall are completed.

2022 Calendar of Events (as of January 1, 2022)

January – There is no meeting scheduled in January – perfect time to start building your wish list for Vendor Day
February 6 – Meeting at Belmont, Matt Douglas, Owner of High Country Roses
February 18-20 – Tenarky Winter Workshop and CR school at Belmont
March 3-6 – Nashville Lawn and Garden Show at the Fairgrounds
March 6 – Meeting at Belmont, Andrew Barocco, Antique Rose Emporium
Last week of March or first week of April – Vendor Day at S&W Greenhouse, date TBD
April 3 – Meeting at Belmont, Joanna Deck, “Spray and Fertilizer Program for Championship Roses”
May 1 – NRS Grand Prix Rose Show at Belmont, Speakers Ralph & Jean Stream, “Exhibiting Roses/Winning Arrangements”
June 5 – Meeting at Belmont, Master Gardener of Davidson County, “Native Bee Farming”
July 10 – Note: second Sunday of July due to July 4th holiday, Susan Lyell Young, Owner of Restoration Rose Farm
August 7 – Linda Jansing, “How Judges Judge Show Roses”
September 11 – Note: second Sunday of September due to Labor Day holiday, NRS Grand Prix Rose Show
October 2 – Program TBD
November 6 – Gerry Mahoney, “Josephine’s Gardens at MalMaison”
December 4 – NRS Christmas Party


2021 NRS Glenda Whitaker and President’s Award Recipients

Glenda Whitaker Award – John Wendler, Lori Emery, and Ron Daniels

The Glenda Whitaker Award was presented to Co-Presidents Ron Daniels and John Wendler on December 5, 2021, at the Nashville Rose Society’s (NRS) Christmas party by Lori Emery, District Director – Tenarky.

The American Rose Society (ARS) award was created to pay tribute to Nashville’s own Glenda Whitaker. She received numerous accolades over the years; but may be best known for her amazing gift to recruit and encourage new members to the NRS and ARS.

Ron and John have worked diligently to stimulate growth in the society. NRS has flourished under their leadership and increased membership during the pandemic. They have been innovative in the face of a national health crisis; being one of the first to use zoom meetings for the monthly meetings and speakers.

NRS President’s Award – John Wendler, Gary Spencer, and Ron Daniels
The Nashville Rose Society Executive Committee created a new NRS service award at the November, 2021, committee meeting. The award will be called the “NRS President’s Award” and will honor any member who has demonstrated continuous support for our Society and has made significant contributions over time. A member who steps up when asked, goes above and beyond when needed and serves as a positive example for all NRS members.

The first award was presented to Gary Spencer, NRS Treasurer. In addition to being NRS Treasurer for more than 10 years, Gary has served in many areas – chairing Vendor Events, leading the set-up for Rose Shows, and purchasing supplies for the Roses Study Garden and other projects, as well as helping other members with a need. Gary is always supportive of NRS and our leaders.

Congratulations to John, Ron and Gary. The members of the Nashville Rose Society appreciate everything you do.

December 5, 6:00-8:00pm – Christmas Party

The Nashville Rose Society Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, December 5, from 6:00 – 8:00pm at Belmont University. NRS will provide turkey, ham, rolls and drinks, and dinnerware; members are asked to bring their favorite dish.

The party will be held in our Belmont meeting room (Ayers C & D), with lots of space to social distance.

Please see Marty’s email for more information on the gift exchange and RSVPing if you plan to attend.

Parking: The Ayers Academic Center is located at the corner of Wedgewood and 15th avenues on the northern front of campus. The entrance to the parking garages for both buildings is the same as we used last year. There are two elevator banks in the garage underneath the Ayers Academic Center – the South and North elevators. Members should park by, then use, the North elevators to the 4th floor. These open up directly across from our meeting room – which is Ayers C & D. It is not easy to find the meeting room from the South elevators!