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!”
by Ron Daniels, President – Nashville Rose Society, Master Rosarian, Master Gardner
As I look back on my experiences with growing roses for the last 28 years, I remember who introduced me to the love of roses and was kind enough to mentor me. This fine gentleman was John Curtis, or as NRS members referred to him, “The Rose Farmer”. He earned that name because of his commitment to organic methods of growing roses.
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by Jack Wedekind, Master and Consulting Rosarian
Many people seem to think that growing roses is just too difficult or time consuming. I will admit that it takes some work and commitment. But I have found it to be an extremely rewarding hobby. Our hobby that began with six rose bushes, over a few years, grew to a garden of over 100 bushes. My wife Betsy and I joined the Nashville Rose Society and the American Rose Society (rose.org), both non-profit organizations, and received lots of help and advice.
If you want some concise no-nonsense steps that will result in good roses, consider the following Eleven Steps to Growing Good Roses:
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by Annie Owen
Rooting cuttings of roses, and other perennials and annuals, is easy to do by following these instructions:
by Ron Daniels, ARS Consulting Rosarian, Master Gardener, 2017-2018 President of Nashville Rose Society
This post includes a slideshow for growing and caring for roses that may be downloaded.