September is Rose Show Time in Nashville! The Japanese beetles are gone and with a good watering and spraying program, the roses will never look better. You have until 8pm on Sunday, September 20, to submit your photographs for the 2020 NRS Virtual Rose Show.
Entering is easy:
• This is not a photography show (but you will have to take pictures)
• Take photos in clear containers
• Use wedging if needed to improve the pose of the rose
• Two entries in each horticulture class is permitted
Need more info? Click here to review the pdf on the show rules, tips on how to take the photos, and who to send them to.
It’s been shown that gardening has a real and positive effect on mood and brain chemistry. Especially in these days of wearing masks and struggling to take a deep breath, the most obvious benefit is the fact that it allows you to get out into the fresh air and actually breathe. It also gives you a chance to slow down and be in the moment, removed from all the over stimulation our world provides. Continue reading “Gardening…it’s good for your health!”
A variety of types of roses are planted in the Cheekwood Rose Study Garden. Because it is a hands-on teaching garden, roses are removed and new varieties added back to teach how to plant a rose. The list of roses in the garden change – click here for the table of the roses that are currently in the Rose Study Garden.
by David Cook, University of Tennessee Extension Agent for Davidson County, Tennessee
David Cook’s presentation to the Nashville Rose Society introduces the plants that attract beneficial insects to gardens and landscapes and identifies specific beneficial insects and mites that feed on other insects that damage plants. Continue reading “Beneficial Insects: Will Work for Food”