Teresa Byington’s “Cottage Gardening” Presentation

Teresa Byington’s Bloom Thyme Cottage Garden
Teresa Byington took us on a tour of her garden, Bloom Thyme Cottage Garden at the November 7, 2021, monthly meeting of the Nashville Rose Society. The Bloom Thyme Cottage Garden, which Teresa has tended for 30+ years, is a large cottage garden that weaves together her love of roses – from the oldest to the most modern shrubs and their garden companions. Roses alongside annuals, herbs, shrubs, trees, perennials and a few veggies fill this garden.

Click here to read the story of Teresa’s garden as told to Garden Gate Magazine, February 2022 issue.

Teresa was kind enough to let us record her GoToMeeting presentation that is filled with cottage garden history, gardening advice and plant recommendations. You can revisit Teresa’s presentation by clicking here.


Growing & Preparing Your Roses to Show

by Jeff & Cindy Garrett, Master Rosarians

At the August, 2021, meeting of the Nashville Rose Society, Jeff & Cindy Garrett gave an excellent presentation with tips on growing roses and preparing them for a rose show.

Jeff & Cindy Garrett’s beautiful rose garden.
The Garretts moved to their current home on Lake Chickamauga in 1989. That spring they added two rose beds with about 96 plants. Over the years they have continued to develop their landscape to its current capacity of just under 350 roses.

Both Jeff and Cindy are active in the American Rose Society and are Master Rosarians. They and have been honored with the Silver Medal from the Tenarky District of the American Rose Society. They have both also won the Outstanding Consulting Rosarian Award for the Tenarky District. For many years Jeff has been the Tenarky District Roses In Review Coordinator. They are also regional editor’s for the annual Horizon Roses publication.

Jeff and Cindy were kind enough to allow us to post their presentation.

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R. Curtis Aumiller, author of the ARS Guidelines to Judging Rose Photography, presentation video

R. Curtis Aumiller, author of the ARS first Guidelines to Judging Rose Photography
R. Curtis Aumiller is the author of the American Rose Society first Guidelines to Judging Rose Photography. Curtis has been judging rose photography for over 14 years and has given presentations about judging and taking rose photos across the nation. At the May 2, 2021, meeting of the Nashville Rose Society, Curtis explained how to make sure you are taking and entering your best rose photos and will also cover those factors judges use to pick the winning rose photos.

Click here to watch Curtis’ presentation to the Nashville Rose Society via GoToMeeting.