The 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.
Talk of the Town, on NewsChannel5 Network, filmed an episode at the Cheekwood Rose Study Garden. The show was aired on Friday, September 21, 2018, featuring the Nashville Rose Show being held at Belmont College the weekend of September 22-23.
by Ron Daniels, Nashville Rose Society br>
Growing Zone 7
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”!
The following members of the Nashville Rose Society are recipients of the American Rose Society Honor Medal for Outstanding Service to a Local Society. 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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