April 2, 2019 Vendor Night – List of Vendors and Order Forms (updated)

Vendor Night will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Botanic Hall at Cheekwood. This annual event is a chance for you to pre-order rose growing supplies and have them delivered at the April meeting. PLUS – it is a major fund raiser for NRS.

Download and complete the following order forms (Word or PDF) and email or USPS mail by March 20th to:

Gary Spencer
620 Bellevue Rd. N
Nashville, TN 37221
Phone: 615-319-5357
Email: gspencer1@bellsouth.net

10% will be added to all orders to raise money for NRS.


Beaty Fertilizer Order Forms

Word or PDF

Remarkable Roses Order Forms

Word or PDF

Southern Nursery Holy Cow Soils Order Forms

Word or PDF

Michelle Reeves Art Order Forms

Word or PDF

Mentors Matter

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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ARS National Convention and Rose Show in San Diego

by Mary Ann Hext, Consulting Rosarian

On Wednesday, October, 24, we took our dogs, Annie and Lindy, for another boarding experience at Greystone and drove to the airport to fly to San Diego for my last ARS Board of Directors meeting as our Tenarky District Director. The three years in this position have flown by and have kept me very very busy with rose events, activities, meetings, local society visits, district and national conventions, ARS committee work, and lots of traveling, but I have enjoyed the experience and made many many new rose friends from across the country.
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One of the World’s Leading Breeders of Roses to Speak at Belmont University

For Immediate Release
September 26, 2018

Christian Bedard, Research Director and Licensing Manager, Weeks Roses
On October 21, 2018, Christian Bedard, one of the foremost breeders of roses in the world, will speak at Belmont University at an event hosted by the Nashville Rose Society. The event will be held from 2:00-5:00 p.m. in the Frist Lecture Hall, which is located in the Gordon E. Inman Center atBelmont University, 1515 Wedgewood Ave, Nashville, TN 37212. Parking and admission to the event are both FREE to the public.
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NRS Members Win at Wilson County Fair

2018_Wilson_County_FairThe Wilson County Fair is recognized by many as the state’s biggest and best fair, drawing more than 450,000 people nine of the last 10 years. This year’s fair was held August 17-25, 2018, and included a Rose Show. This year’s fair, open to Wilson County residents and Nashville Rose Society members, had more entries than any show in the past.

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