Nashville Rose Society Announces 2020 Bronze Honor Medal Winners

The NRS Awards that are typically (in normal times) given at the annual Christmas Party were announced this year at the December 6, 2020, virtual meeting.

Bronze Honor Medals, the highest award that can be presented by a local rose society, were given to Bob Bowen, the Cheekwood Rose Study Garden manager, and Keith and Martha Garman, co-chairs of the NRS Grand Prix Rose Show.
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A Rose Garden Sheltered-in-Place – Updated

By Diane Coleman, NRS Consulting Rosarian, John Wendler, NRS 2020 Co-president, and Bob Bowen, NRS Consulting Rosarian

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020, most of the Nashville Rose Society members followed the Tennessee governor’s and the Nashville mayor’s orders to shelter-in-place. For most of us, this gave us more time to enjoy the company of our gardens. We were able to tend to our roses during a time when they need so much attention – uncovering mulch, pruning, feeding and watering, as well as weeding. Continue reading “A Rose Garden Sheltered-in-Place – Updated”

Rose Chat Podcast – Historic Rose Garden Restorations with Ron Daniels

Co-hosted by Chris VanCleave and Teresa Byington

Ron Daniels, Master Consulting Rosarian and 2020 Co-President of the Nashville Rose Society.
History, roses, and beautiful places are often tied together. Such is the case in Nashville. Ron Daniels, Master Consulting Rosarian and 2020 Co-President of the Nashville Rose Society, is working on garden restoration projects at both the Hermitage (Home of Andrew Jackson) and the beautiful Belle Air Mansion. With his usual expertise, energy, and enthusiasm Ron is digging deep into historical records to bring these rose gardens back to life in a way that honors the original plan. Ron also brings us up to date on the work at the Belmont Mansion. Continue reading “Rose Chat Podcast – Historic Rose Garden Restorations with Ron Daniels”

Rose Chat Podcast – Back to Basics with Ron Daniels

Co-hosted by Chris VanCleave and Teresa Byington

Ron Daniels, Master Consulting Rosarian and 2020 Co-President of the Nashville Rose Society
On this Rose Chat Podcast episode Ron Daniels, Master Consulting Rosarian and 2020 Co-President of the Nashville Rose Society, shares some of his top tips on getting our rose gardens off to a good start in the spring. Listen to the show here.

Ron is a third generation gardener who loves and enjoys growing roses. He also shares his experience with others who have the same desire to grow champion roses and other plants and to do so successfully.

Join Chris and Teresa each week for the Rose Chat Podcast. This top rated gardening podcast explores the different aspects of roses. With topics ranging from where to plant roses, how to select roses for your garden as well as how to maintain them to achieve the garden of your dreams.