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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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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My Roses are Hungry!

by Ron Daniels, Nashville Rose Society
Growing Zone 7

Featured in Roses & You, American Rose Society Member Newsletter

 

Like all other flowering plants, roses need food in order to grow and bloom successfully. Roses however are heavy feeders. They have greater nutritional needs than many plants. They only get small quantities from existing soil therefore extra fertilizing is essential if you want your roses to perform at their best. For best results, fertilize at the right time, in the right amounts and with the right formulations, which I refer to as “the three R’s”!

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Nashville Rose Society ARS Honor Medal Winners

The following members of the Nashville Rose Society are recipients of the American Rose Society Honor Medals. Such awards recognize sustained lifetime
achievement by an individual or couple in devoting and focusing their talents and expertise to the promotion of the objectives and mission of the ARS or a District of the ARS.
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