R. Curtis Aumiller, author of the ARS Guidelines to Judging Rose Photography, presentation video

R. Curtis Aumiller, author of the ARS first Guidelines to Judging Rose Photography
R. Curtis Aumiller is the author of the American Rose Society first Guidelines to Judging Rose Photography. Curtis has been judging rose photography for over 14 years and has given presentations about judging and taking rose photos across the nation. At the May 2, 2021, meeting of the Nashville Rose Society, Curtis explained how to make sure you are taking and entering your best rose photos and will also cover those factors judges use to pick the winning rose photos.

Click here to watch Curtis’ presentation to the Nashville Rose Society via GoToMeeting.


June 6, 2:00-5:00pm – Tom Carruth, former Chief Hybridizer at Weeks Roses

“Magnificent Spring Bloom at the Huntington Library”

 

Tom Carruth, American award-winning rose hybridizer
The Nashville Rose Society is excited to have Tom Carruth as our speaker for our first in-person meeting since March, 2020. Tom will be joining us from California via GoToMeeting.

Tom Carruth is an American award-winning rose hybridizer, who has created more than 100 rose varieties, including eleven All-America Rose Selections. He is currently the E.L. and Ruth B. Shannon Curator of the Rose Collections at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. Click here to read the article from the 2020 American Rose Annual about what he is doing to restore the roses in The Hunting Library Gardens.

After the meeting, Belenda’s Dream, a disease resistant Earth-Kind rose, will be planted in the Belmont Rose Garden in memory of Bob and Judy Fisher’s son Rob. Robert Joshua Fisher, 41, passed away in 2016. Bob Fisher has been President of Belmont University since 2000 and his wife, Judy, has played a key role in the sprawling rose gardens on the campus of the university.

Belinda’s Dream Earth-Kind rose
Rob spent his entire career working to protect and improve natural resources in his home state, Arkansas, and throughout the world, including serving as the executive director and co-founder of the Ecological Conservation Organization (ECO). Prior to founding ECO, Rob worked for American Rivers, Arkansas Audubon, and the National Wildlife Federation. With these and other organizations, he approached his passion for conservation in a variety of fashions, from leading state and federal environmental policy programs to developing wetland restoration projects to expanding education initiatives.

The in-person meeting will be held in the Ayers Academic Center (Rooms C&D) at Belmont University. The Ayers Academic Center is the building next to the Inman Center where the Frist Lecture Hall is located (location of previous NRS meetings). The entrance to the parking garages for both buildings is the same as we used last year.

Anyone who wishes to join the meeting virtually should see Marty Reich’s email to NRS members for information on how to log into GoToMeeting. If you would like to attend as a guest, please submit your request on the Ask a Consulting Rosarian form on the website.


May 2, 2:00-4:00pm – R. Curtis Aumiller, author of the ARS Guidelines to Judging Rose Photography

A New Shot: Rose Photography in Your Show

 

We are excited to have R. Curtis Aumiller speak to us virtually (via GoToMeeting) on May 2, 2021, at 2:00pm.

R. Curtis Aumiller, author of the ARS first Guidelines to Judging Rose Photography
R. Curtis Aumiller is the author of the American Rose Society first Guidelines to Judging Rose Photography. Curtis has been judging rose photography for over 14 years and has given presentations about judging and taking rose photos across the nation. At today’s meeting of the Nashville Rose Society, Curtis will explain how to make sure you are taking and entering your best rose photos and will also cover those factors judges use to pick the winning rose photos.

Curtis is Dual-Accredited as a Horticulture and Arrangement judge for the ARS. Curtis has been the District Chair of Photography and the District Chair of Arrangements for the Penn-Jersey District, and he was a judge on the ARS American Rose Photography Contest for three years before being asked to chair that contest. Curtis is currently the Penn-Jersey District Director.

Curtis was the Penn-Jersey District 2012 Outstanding Consulting Rosarian, the Penn-Jersey District 2013 ARS Silver Honor Medal recipient, Penn-Jersey District Outstanding Judge in 2018, became an ARS Master Rosarian in 2019, and the Pittsburgh Rose Society Bronze Medal recipient in 2020. Curtis lives in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania where he grows over 100 different rose varieties.

Click here to watch Curtis’ presentation to the Nashville Rose Society.


Pruning Your Hybrid Tea Rose Bushes – video

by Ron Daniels, Master Consulting Rosarian and 2021 Co-President of the Nashville Rose Society

 

Pruned Let Freedom Ring hybrid tea rose bush
Ron Daniels shares his methods for pruning hybrid tea roses in the spring and fertilizing after pruning.

Let Freedom Ring hybrid tea rose bush one month after pruning
As Ron says, “There is no such thing as bad pruning, unless it is no pruning at all.”

Ron Pruning Video