February 18-20 – 2022 Tenarky Winter Workshop

by Lori Emery, Tenarky District Director and NRS Member

 

Be sure to register for the Tenarky Winter Workshop that will be held at Belmont University, 1515 Wedgewood Ave, Nashville, TN 37212, February 18-20, 2022. Check-in will begin on February 18th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Ayers Academic Center, Rooms C & D, where we have our monthly meetings. We will then have a delicious “Little Italy Buffet.” Hybridizer Dave Bang will join us virtually to discuss his hybridizing process and his roses.

Saturday will be a busy day, starting with Carol Shockley who will show new roses for 2022. Connie Hilker, from Hartwood Roses, will discuss antique roses. Pamela Powell, Chair of Photography for ARS will be with us to judge the Photography Contest and speak with us on taking photos of our roses with our IPhone camera. You can find the Rose Photography Schedule here.

Gaye Hammond will join us virtually to discuss mistakes we may have made with our roses and how to fix them. Dr. Mark Windham will update us on Rose Rosette Disease. We will have a short Tenarky Business meeting to discuss the Tenarky Fall Rose Show and District Convention. That evening there will be an enjoyable banquet, with Dr. Windham as our guest speaker.

Joanna Deck is bringing several of her roses for our silent auction. We are scheduled to have K & M roses as our rose vendor. Jeff Harvey, owner of Dirt Dawg will also be on hand with numerous tools and live plants. Barbara Taube will bring her miniature containers for purchase.

Sunday morning will be our Consulting Rosarian school. Nancy Jones will do a morning devotion before the school begins. Mary Ann Hext will review the consulting rosarian mission and program. Our own Ron Daniels, Co-President of NRS will review soil and water principles. Gaye Hammond will again join us virtually to discuss fertilizers. Dr. Windham will wind up the morning with pesticides, chemical safety, insects and diseases. Candidates who wish to become Consulting Rosarians are then able to take an open book test. (Candidates must have been pre-approved application). Current Consulting rosarians can audit the course to refresh and increase their knowledge, and earn required continuing education credits.

For the full weekend schedule, click here.

Current Covid-19 Restrictions will be in place. Masks are required on campus.

We have a convention rate at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 5566 Franklin Pike Circle,Brentwood, Tennessee 37027. Book by January 18, 2022 for convention rate of $110! Click here for the reservation link.

PLEASE make plans to attend the Winter Workshop, the dinner and banquet this year. We have some great speakers lined up for the workshop! The food is going to be fabulous! Your attendance helps to pay for the traveling expenses for speakers who are coming from outside Tenarky.

We have not had a Winter Workshop since 2018, so let’s all plan to attend this year!

For more information, contact District Director Lori Emery at 615-948-7672 or email laemery20@hotmail.com.

Parking: The Ayers Academic Center is located at the corner of Wedgewood and 15th avenues on the northern front of campus. The entrance to the parking garages for both buildings is the same as we used last year. There are two elevator banks in the garage underneath the Ayers Academic Center – the South and North elevators. Members should park by, then use, the North elevators to the 4th floor. These open up directly across from our meeting room – which is Ayers C & D. It is not easy to find the meeting room from the South elevators!


DATE CHANGE! October 16 – Ron Daniels Open Garden

 

Ron Daniels, co-president of the Nashville Rose Society and Master Rosarian, will host his Gadwall Abbey’s Open Garden on Saturday, October 16, 1 – 5pm, at 1000 Gadwall Circle, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

Ron has over 170 roses of all types and many companion plants in his Gadwall Abbey Garden. Ron’s garden produces many Rose Show winners and has been featured on Talk of the Town.

If you have not seen Ron’s garden, put this on your calendar!


2021 ARS National Convention & Rose Show

by Mary Ann Hext, Master Rosarian
Reprinted with Permission from the Bowling Green Rose Society newsletter, Rosebuds

 

“Cream City Roses” was the theme of this year’s ARS National Convention in Milwaukee September 9-14. My husband, Gary, and I drove part of the way on Thursday, so we could arrive in time on Friday for the tour available to attendees of the Pfister Hotel built in 1893. We chose to stay in the original part of the hotel which houses the largest Victorian art collection of any hotel in the world rather than the 23-story tower added in the 1960s. Our room was a suite looking out to other historic buildings and one floor below the rose show and meeting rooms which was very convenient. Marty Reich, Nancy Jones, and Lori Emery met us in Milwaukee at the show.
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