NRS Virtual Rose Show Class 11 – Arrangements “Covid-19”

This class is the arranger’s choice of design using large roses with the theme of Covid-19. Type of design should be traditional, modern or oriental.

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ExhibitorTypeRose(s)Comment CardAwards
Melissa BoermanModernDouble Delight, Tiffany, Sunsprite, Fragrant Cloud, Neil DiamondMust New Garden Friends Really Keep Their Distance?Yellow
Diane ColemanTraditionalAll My Loving, Barbra Streisand, Green RoseWishing You WellBlue
Ron DanielsModernSt. PatrickBlue & Best
Pam BrownModernDick ClarkRed
Joseph WoodOriental MannerJewel Grace"High" Note: Line material in the shape of a C for Covid-19Red

Beneficial Insects: Will Work for Food

by David Cook, University of Tennessee Extension Agent for Davidson County, Tennessee


David Cook’s presentation to the Nashville Rose Society introduces the plants that attract beneficial insects to gardens and landscapes and identifies specific beneficial insects and mites that feed on other insects that damage plants. Continue reading “Beneficial Insects: Will Work for Food”

Sept 13 Virtual Meeting – Cindy Shapton, The Cracked Pot Gardener, “Herbs and Roses”

Cindy Shapton, The Cracked Pot Gardener
Cindy Shapton will be the September speaker for the Nashville Rose Society monthly meeting. The virtual meeting will be held at on September 13, 2020, at 2:00pm using the GoToMeeting app. Cindy’s topic is “Herbs and Roses”.

Herbs and Roses is not a famous rock band, although Roses are rock stars in the garden. And since roses are actually herbs with medicinal, aromatic and culinary properties…it only makes sense to put them together.

Like any neighbor, some get along better than others so it’s a good idea to have an understanding of combinations of plants that play well together, this is often referred to as companion gardening.

Explore the possibilities with Cindy as she talks about some of her favorite herbs and why interspersing these easy to grow plants in your garden may benefit you and your roses.

Cindy is a writer, speaker, herbalist, floral designer, and farmer. When she is not speaking and writing, she works growing herbs and flowers on her farm, Fernvale Herb and Flower Farm, near Franklin, TN. Cindy sells herbs and cut flowers by appointment and arranges flowers for weddings and events. She also teaches classes on growing food, herbs, arranging flowers, making remedies and foraging for native food and medicine on her farm.

Cindy is the author of “The Cracked Pot Herb Book” – Simple Ways to Incorporate Herbs into Everyday Life, available on her website

Like her FB Page, and follow her on Instagram as ‘The Cracked Pot Gardener’ for all the latest dirt.

More information on how to log into GoToMeeting, please see Marty Reich’s email to NRS members. If you would like to attend as a guest, please submit your request on the Ask a Consulting Rosarian form on the website.