June 7 – NRS First Virtual Meeting!


Let’s talk about roses! It seems like forever since our March meeting, and rose lovers love to talk about and share rose information. So let’s do it!

For the June 7, 2020, monthly meeting beginning at 2:00 pm, we are planning to have a virtual meeting using the GoToMeeting app. The meeting will include a and update on the NRS planned activities, a discussion on rose care, and a virtual tour of Ron Daniels’ garden – always a delight!

More information on how to log into GoToMeeting, please see Marty Riech’s email to the NRS members.

(Notice how the GoToMeeting logo is shaped like a flower?)

April 15 – Vendor Night 2:00 – 7:00pm at S&W Greenhouse! Sign up for pick-up time!

Vendor Night is Wednesday, April 15, from 2:00 – 7:00pm at S&W Greenhouse, 533 Tyree Springs Rd., White House, TN 37188. From Nashville, take I-65N to TN 76E in White House/Exit 108. From Exit 108 follow 76E/Raymond Hirsch Parkway to Tyree Springs Rd. Turn right onto Tyree Springs and S&W is a short distance on the right.

Anyone picking up an order on Vendor Night, MUST sign up for one of the 30 minute time slots between 2:00 – 7:00pm. As of Friday, March 20, the first available time is 3:30pm. Only 6 members will be allowed to pick up their orders during any given time slot.

To reserve your time, email John Wendler with your first and second time preferences. If you already signed up for a time slot on March 30, you will keep that time unless you let John Wender know.

There will be 3 tables set up – one for rose orders, one for Beaty and Holy Cow orders, and one for payment. Cash or check only! The products will be at 3 stations in the parking lot to be picked up after they are paid for.

Cash or check only – no credit cards will be accepted.

No program will be held in April.

CANCELED May 3 – Cindy Shapton, The Cracked Pot Gardener, “Herbs and Roses”

Cindy Shapton, The Cracked Pot Gardener
Cindy Shapton will be the May speaker for the Nashville Rose Society Monthly meeting. The meeting will be held at 2:00pm in the Frist Lecture Hall at Belmont University. Cindy’s topic is “Herbs and Roses”.

Herbs and Roses is not a famous rock band, although Roses are rock stars in the garden. And since roses are actually herbs with medicinal, aromatic and culinary properties…it only makes scents to put them together.

Like any neighbor, some get along better than others so it’s a good idea to have an understanding of combinations of plants that play well together, this is often referred to as companion gardening.

Explore the possibilities with Cindy as she talks about some of her favorite herbs and why interspersing these easy to grow plants in your garden may benefit you and your roses.

Cindy is a writer, speaker, herbalist, floral designer, and farmer. When she is not speaking and writing, she works growing herbs and flowers on her farm, Fernvale Herb and Flower Farm, near Franklin, TN. Cindy sells herbs and cut flowers by appointment and arranges flowers for weddings and events. She also teaches classes on growing food, herbs, arranging flowers, making remedies and foraging for native food and medicine on her farm.

Known as The Cracked Pot Gardener – the title of a column Cindy wrote for the Williamson Herald – Cindy writes articles for many magazines and is a regular contributor for State-by-State Gardening.

Cindy is the author of “The Cracked Pot Herb Book” – Simple Ways to Incorporate Herbs into Everyday Life, available on her website cindyshapton.com.

Like her FB Page, and follow her on Instagram as ‘The Cracked Pot Gardener’ for all the latest dirt.

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)

CANCELED – Hands-on Spring Rose Care Workshops

All Spring Rose Care Workshops have been canceled or postponed until the state lifts its “stay at home” directive.

Be safe and give your own roses some tender loving care. For information, there are several articles and a video on pruning roses on the Pruning page of the website. If you have further questions, please use the Ask a Consulting Rosarian contact form.