March 3 – Ron Daniels, “Growing and Caring for Roses – Part 2”


My roses are hungry!

Roses however are heavy feeders. At the March meeting Ron Daniels, NRS Co-President, will present the spring time tasks for growing and caring for roses. Ron will talk about how, what, and when to fertilize – affectionately we say feed – your roses.

We will also have Consulting Rosarians share information about pruning your roses, which will need to be done soon.

The meeting will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 pm in the Potter Room at Cheekwood.

March 1, 2:00 pm – Nashville Lawn & Garden Show Interactive Workshop

Secrets to Growing Beautiful Roses

Nashville Lawn and Garden Show

Tennessee’s largest and most popular gardening event will return February 28 – March 3, 2019, at The Fairgrounds Nashville. On Friday, March 1, at 2:00 pm, the Nashville Rose Society with host an interactive workshop on the secrets to growing beautiful roses.

Learn everything you need to know to grow beautiful roses in Tennessee from this interactive workshop designed to introduce rose care to the beginner or novice – from preparing your soil and selecting and planting your roses to watering, fertilizing, spraying and pruning. The workshop is conducted by Ron Daniels, Co-President of the Nashville Rose Society and a Master Rosarian. Ron will share his proven techniques for growing and caring for roses that have enabled him to win numerous awards as an exhibiting rosarian at local and regional rose shows. Ron will be joined by other members of the Nashville Rose Society who will be available to answer all your rose growing questions.

“The Nashville Rose Society is excited to participate in this year’s Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, said Ron Daniels. It’s an opportunity for us to share our passion for growing roses with people from across Tennessee. Roses have a reputation for being “fussy” and challenging to grow. I hope folks will come to the Lawn and Garden Show to be inspired and to learn that anyone can grow beautiful roses.”

Door prizes will be awarded to attendees who hold the winning tickets from a drawing that will take place during the workshop. In addition, all attendees will receive a copy of Ron’s presentation as well as a complimentary packet of information and tips for growing healthy roses.

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February 23 – Hands on Pruning Demonstration from 10:00-12:00

It is time to start planning to prune the roses for their new spring growth. The first Pruning Workshop will be held on Saturday, February 23, at Lynda and Gordon McClellan’s garden near Opryland from 10-12 PM. New members will have a chance to have hands-on experience with trimming roses by learning from experienced rosarians.

The garden is located at 2615 Davidwood Court, Nashville 37214. For more information, call Marty Reich at 615-833-0791 or 615-319-9487. Learn more about pruning roses here.