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Official Publication of The Nashville Rose Society Serving Rose Enthusiasts Throughout Middle Tennessee

April 3rd - NRS meeting on Spring Rose Care at Cheekwood Refreshments 6:30 PM Program 7:00 PM april 2012 Volume 45, Issue 3

Affiliated with the American Rose Society -

2012 ARS Offical Rose List

Drip Irrigation By: Tom Beath Growing roses involves many different activities that, at the very least, require us to expend valuable time and energy. Consequently, any task that can be done without our direct involvement is valuable to us. Watering is one task that has been done automatically for many years and is familiar to most of us. Lawn irrigation systems put out large amounts of water at a rapid rate. These systems are well suited to turf. Bedding plants, such as shrubs and roses often suffer deleterious effects when these systems overwater or spray water onto the foliage, causing disease. In my business, I often see boxwood with root rot and roses with blackspot because of improper watering. I recommend that all planting beds be put on separate zones and used only until the plants are established. Once established, these systems should be used only as insurance against drought. Pop up sprinkler heads should be replaced by the bubbler or fan spray variety.

News from Beth Smiley, Publications Director & Managing Editor of the American Rose Society ( The latest edition of THE resource for exhibitors and judges includes more than 300 pages of approved exhibition names, AARS list, ARS “E” list and Miniature/Miniflora Hall of Fame list is now available is now available through Here is a link on the American Rose Society website with a link to Price is $20.00 and it ships in 3-5 business days.

The best form of irrigation for bedding plants, ornamental trees, shrubs and roses is drip irrigation. Drip irrigation delivers water slowly at or near the root zone of the plants. Drip conserves water by preventing overspray, runoff and evaporation. Because the water is applied only to the root zone, weed growth is reduced. Best of all, drip irrigation can be installed by most anyone. If you can follow instructions and possess moderate hand strength, you can do it. Basically, you start by attaching a Y splitter valve directly to your water spigot. This enables you to dedicate one side to your irrigation system and the other to a hose for washing your car. On the irrigation side, attach a pressure reducing valve (25-45 psi, about the size of a small ear of corn) followed by a short length of plastic pipe that attaches to the top of a battery powered clock/controller. This clock automatically (Cont’d on page 5)

President’s Column Good afternoon Nashville Rose Society members. I was rained off of a job today and am using this new found time to pen this column. We have suffered through many serious rain storms over the past couple of weeks. Here in Pegram, we have seen an unfortunate amount of hail damage that has caused roofers and siding installers to descend upon us like sharks. God willing, my home was spared serious damage. A few new dents in the garage door and screens that look as though a cat went crazy on them was the worst of it for me. I hope you faired as good as or better than us. The weather has played havoc with all of us lately. One man’s global warming seems to be another’s, “Gee, it’s a nice day.” But rose growers, who have superlative memories when it comes to weather, are always frightened of the impending possibility of a late season killing frost. I pruned my roses over three weeks ago and scratched in alfalfa meal and Mill’s Mix. Was I right? Time will tell. We had a reunion, of sorts, at the “Meet the President” meeting at Cheekwood. Our members outnumbered all other guests, who represented 4-5 different garden clubs. It was a wonderful turnout. We viewed a Power Point presentation about the past and future plans for Cheekwood. We also learned that the facility is operating on a bare bones budget. Unfortunately, everything comes down to money, sooner or later. All organizations agreed to a $50.00 fee for the use of the meeting rooms in the evening. The fee covers the cost of the doorman and security. The fee was unanimously agreed upon as reasonable. The following question and answer period may have caught our host, President Jane Offenbach, off guard. Many expressed their opinions on the current scheduling difficulties. Pres. Offenbach was reminded of Cheekwood’s history with all of the Horticultural Organizations and our frustrations that we may not be held in the esteem that we once enjoyed. 2

Cecil Ward spoke very elegantly and firmly when he described our relationship with Cheekwood, it’s longevity and lack of cooperation regarding a rose garden. Annie Owen and Sam Jones also spoke eloquently. Pres. Offenbach said she was “on board” to help the Horticultural Societies and offered an open door policy to her office. Vendor Night has come and gone. Gary Spencer may have a financial report ready by the next meeting. An Officer’s meeting has been scheduled and I should have some information about our upcoming events. Ron Daniel has been busy planning a Garden Tour. We will have a report from him. Also, we will hear a presentation by our Vice-President Gene Meyer on Spring Rose Care. Gene mostly uses products that can be purchased from big box stores in his garden. His winning results in our last Rose Show are testament to his knowledge. All new members should attend this presentation. Bring your questions and a note pad. The mild weather has thrown us all a curve. There will not be a rose pruning demonstration in the field this year, as most of us saw “leafing out” as far back as 5 weeks ago. Instead, I will bring some multiflora roses that I dug from a job in Nashville. They are overgrown and scary looking. After the meeting, I will teach and/or assist the pruning of these roses, for the benefit of the new members. We’ll prune as a shrub, and pretend that one is a hybrid tea. I’ll bring a lopper and two Felco’s for pruning. Any experienced member is welcome to prune, as well. Have you been reading your copy of American Rose? An article on carefree roses and another on “no spray” roses was entertaining. However, Texas and Ohio seem worlds away when it comes to our humidity and mildew problems. The articles seem to be a list of roses that you should not grow. No help to the average rose lover who enjoys variety in the garden. If you are not a member of the American Rose Society, join now. You’ll get the wonderfully done American Rose

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magazine. Should you decide to become a Consulting Rosarian, at some point in the future, 3 years membership in ARS is required. I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting. —— Tom Beath

Editor’s Desk Whenever Jim is out of town on business, the likelihood of three things increases exponentially: the malfunction of a major household appliance; that rare situation in which hubby’s presence would be handy, rather than a handicap; and a heightened awareness of unidentified nighttime noises which bring to mind Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock stories. There is a distinct correlation between how dangerous a noise sounds as it relates to the presence (or absence) of light as well as the presence (or absence) of one’s husband. One such recent noise in the night that I had determined too scary to investigate was revealed, in the light of day, to be a creature that was trapped in a downspout. Of course it would be a downspout that ended beneath a deck-covered ground. Did I mention that Jim was in San Francisco? Naturally, I remained calm and did what any self-respecting animal lover would do. I ran to the garage, retrieved a pair of tin snips and did what was necessary to free a very large and panicked, captive bird. Now, while many of you may debate the wisdom (or the lack thereof) in my actions that day, my next decision was undeniably brilliant. I decided it was best to relate the fallout of my rescue mission (i.e. mangled downspout) to my husband while he was still a great distance away. Happily, the only thing Jim took issue with was my self-comparison to a modern-day Elly May Clampett, reminding me that, among other obvious differences, she could better afford the replacement of selfvandalized downspouts. (Cont’d on page 3)

Editor’s Column

Seeds of Hope Garden Tour 2012

(cont’d from page 2) A few days later, Jim and I awoke to a terrible clatter just outside our bedroom window. Upon further inspection, Jim noticed a pair of birds building a nest in a gutter right next to a corner (and in tact) downspout. As the mornings passed, Jim became annoyed with what he deemed their “4 AM romper room madness”. He agreed not to disturb their madness if I agreed not to engage in my own version of March Madness which entails nagging him about watching too much basketball. The things I do for animals! A few weeks later, my dad was visiting from Virginia and I proudly showed him my patch job on the downspout. Before he could decide whether to be polite or honest, a familiar noise resonated from the (still in tact) downspout on the corner. Jim was then at work so I helplessly looked at my Dad and quickly sensed he wasn’t interested in demonstrating a family tradition of tearing up downspouts. Instead, Dad came up with a clever (and more sinister) theory about this second trapped bird. “What if,” my dad began “It’s the same bird? What if Momma bird threw him in the downspout only to watch you rescue him? This time, she tried a different downspout. Haven’t you ever been that mad at Jim? Would you want someone to interfere?” With that, he walked inside. The man knows me well. As I pictured Jim’s contorted body trapped in a downspout, I realized that even if he refused to apologize for an offense that would cause me to do such a thing, I would free him…. eventually. So I ran to the garage hoping Jim did not hide the tin snips with all his other tools I am no longer allowed to contemplate unauthorized uses for. I had just finished poking a large hole in my second downspout (considerately attempting to match the deformity of the first downspout) when Dad came out of the house on my left side and Jim pulled up in the

driveway on my right side. This was worse than any of my childhood cookie jar moments. In a last ditch effort to defend my position, I held the tin snips in the air hoping to inspire a sense of competition over which man would win my affection by freeing the bird. Instead, they both stared at me, one a bit more incredulously than the other. As Jim began to insist I apply logic to the situation by admitting I was now asking him to destroy his own downspout, my Dad stepped in, explaining to Jim that I had come by this affection (or did he say affliction) for animals honestly. “Her mother was the same way, Jim. I was married to that woman for over 50 years, so you would be wise to believe me, this is one of those marital issues where the best thing you can do is just tuck your head and roll….. you don’t always have to understand something in order to accept it.” The look they exchanged with each other was beyond knowing and I suddenly took pride in the part of my mom’s spirit that lives on inside of me. I don’t know what gave me more pleasure that day, watching the captive bird fly to freedom, or watching the two men I love the most reluctantly mutilate a downspout. Not because they cared about the bird, but simply because they love the lunatic woman who cared about the bird. (Which I must admit looked eerily similar to the one I had freed just weeks earlier). I have since noticed that a pair of birds has built a nest in the Joseph’s Coat that climbs just beneath our bedroom window. I don’t know exactly when I will explain to Jim why he must now postpone any pruning until after the babies leave the nest, but it will probably be at the same time I show him my happy discovery that Duct Tape now comes in colors that match our downspouts. —— Starla & Jim Harding

Mark Pilkington, Community Relations Coordinator, of Monroe Harding, Inc. wanted to reach out to the Nashville Rose Society and let you know about an exciting opportunity to view some of Nashville’s most prominent gardens this spring. It sounds like a great garden tour with an even better cause. The 10th annual Seeds of Hope Garden tour will be on June 2nd 2012 and they would love to have members from the Nashville Rose Society in attendance. All proceeds from the Seeds of Hope Garden Tour go directly to Monroe Harding Inc, which empowers vulnerable young people and helps them develop the skills needed for successful and independent living. DETAILS: Seeds of Hope is a self-guided garden tour featuring prominent gardens in the Belle Meade, Green Hills, and Oak Hill areas. In addition to outstanding local gardens, Seeds of Hope will also feature the Monroe Harding campus. DATE: Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. LOCATION: In addition to the garden located on the campus of Monroe Harding, the five individual gardens will be announced closer to the day of the event. TICKETS: Tickets are $20 per person if purchased before June 2. Tickets purchased the day of the event are $25 per person. Tickets may be purchased in advance by visiting www. or by calling (615) 298-5573. INFORMATION: Money raised from this event benefits Monroe Harding, Inc. Monroe Harding impacts young people’s lives by providing a safe stable home for youth in state custody. Monroe Harding provides a familylike support system for youth as well as supporting their basic needs such as food and shelter. For more information about how you can help please call (615) 298-5573.

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We hope you will all bring something to exhibit in the show, and if you have lots of blooms, bring something to share with exhibitors from areas that are already past their bloom cycle. We would also appreciate interesting line material and roses tight enough for our instructors to use for the judging school practical exam on Sunday morning.

News from Jim Harrell, editor of the Rose Arrangers Bulletin: Join us at the ARS’ very first MultiRegional All-Arrangement Rose Show and School! Located at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Franklin, Tennessee, about 20 minutes south of Nashville, this weekend event starts late Friday afternoon, June 1st. We’ll have vendors, special exhibits, wonderful food and a waterin’ hole to wet your whistle. Most importantly, top national arrangement instructors will lead our four Arrangement seminars. No matter what level your experience - novice arranger to seasoned judge you’ll find valuable information. Bring your casual ‘music city’ duds and don’t forget your camera. You may catch a glimpse of a country superstar! We’re planning a truly unique format for the weekend - an all arrangement rose show, serious seminars, educational exhibits and vendors. This will be a total immersion activity that will stimulate interaction and participation from all the attendees. The weekend begins on Friday at 5:00 pm with a cocktail hour, delicious supper and the first instructional program. Afterwards, arrangement show exhibitors may place backgrounds and underlays in the show area. Others are free to socialize or, if adventurous, check out Nashville, only 20 minutes away.

gin at 10 am and go until late afternoon. That evening, after cocktails in the show area, we’ll have dinner and a brief program recognizing the Arrangement show winners. The judging applicants will practice a bit more point-scoring and take their written and practical exam Sunday morning. See new styles of modern design, the latest from some schools of Ikebana and the possibilities of redefined guidelines for the future as special exhibits. Share your opinions and be part of the progression of our art. There will be plenty of instruction to help aspiring arrangers understand what judges are looking for; we’ll explore rose arranging, the finer points of exhibiting and judging rose arrangements; and the programs will satisfy the requirements for the judging exam. Be assured that some of the country’s top rose arrangement exhibitors will share tips and tricks! The vendors will be set up early, so you can shop and add to your container collection or find some cool, new mechanics and who knows what else!

Saturday morning, we’ll have arrangement classes to pique the interest of even jaded exhibitors and some classes for exhibitors who have never exhibited or won a class at a district or national show. Show entries close at 9 am, and the day’s programs be4

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We have secured a rate of only $99/ night, plus taxes, at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, TN. Our Event Package, which includes registration, all programs, instructional material, and dinner Friday and Saturday night is only $99 per person. The registration form and the Events Schedule and Rose Show Class Schedule is available on our website, or contact our Registrar, Kay Harrell, 912-634-0323, So find that penny jar, look under the mattresses, pawn Aunt Bessie’s ugly wedding gift and git’ yourself to Rockin’ & Roses! Ed. Note: This is an incredible opportunity to participate in an ARS national event that is being hosted right in our own back yard so don’t miss out!

April Beginner’s Rose Tips Spring brings an abundance of beautiful new rose leaves but after a few weeks one might notice darker leaves with brown edges or yellow leaves with black spots in the center or near the bottom of the bush. Upon closer observation, one will discover that these leaves are last year’s leaves and the rose bush no longer needs these old leaves. Simply pluck them off and take to the trash. This will eliminate the ugly leaves leaving only the beautiful new ones plus avoid the possibility of spreading disease. Be sure to rake your beds and removes any fallen leaves. Remember what Ted Mills says, “Keep your rose beds hospital clean.” - Mary Bates, Consulting Rosarian

When building a new bed for a rose garden, next to location (one that receives at least six hours of sun), good soil for your roses is the most important thing. First remove existing dirt 18-24 inches deep. If you plan to install automatic irrigation do so before adding new soil. Then fill your bed with a good soil mixture that contains one third organic matter, one-third sand and one-third good quality top soil. Addition of a soil aeration amendment such as perlite, while not essential will improve the quality of soil in your new bed. You can spend a lot of time, money and energy in planting roses, but if you do not get the soil right it will all be for naught. - Charles Lott, Consulting Rosarian

Drip Irrigation (Cont’d from page 1) opens and closes an internal valve, which allows water to flow through, at times preset by you. Out of the bottom of the clock is your supply pipe, ½” or ¾” that runs to your bed. Water pressure is not a problem until you run out to the 200’ mark. Nice to know that everything doesn’t require complicated mathematics. The black poly pipe is flexible so rounded turns are no problem. Right angle turns require cutting the pipe and fitting a 90 degree angle bracket. Run your pipe to the end of your bed and close off the end. Use landscape staples to hold the pipe securely in place. The pipe does not have to be buried in the ground. Mulch will hide it when your installation is done. Next, run ¼” tubing from the supply pipe to your plant. I recommend watering directly at the base of first year plants. Once established, the plants should be watered at the drip line and this can be done in any number of ways. At the end of your ¼” line, which terminates at the plant, you install emitters. Emit-

ters allow water to drip out at preset rates. There are 1 or 2 GPH emitters or adjustable fan sprayers that shoot water from a 60 degree radius to a full 360 degree circle. Also, you can attach lengths of hose that have emitters built in at 6” increments up to 24”. This type of hose can be formed into a circle that is laid at your rose’s dripline. If using well water, you will want to install an inline screen to keep errant particles from blocking your hose. The screen simply unscrews for cleaning. As an example, say you have a brand new bed of Fortuniana roses and wish to water them with one gallon of water, every other day. I would install 2GPH emitters at the base of each plant and run the system for 30 minutes, every other day. 1 GPH emitters would need to run for the full hour. I set my clock to water from 5 AM – 5:30 AM and my roses are watered without interfering with my family’s morning showering routines.

Welcome New Members! Scott McEwen 1812 Lakehurst Dr. Nashville, TN 37206 Linda St. John 1339 Pocohontas Rd. Morrison, TN 37357 931-723-0908 Sandra Hatch Mosier 756 Howse Ave. Madison, TN 37115 615-865-0725 E. Dan and Sue Smith 406 Belle Meade Blvd. Nashville, TN 37205 615-383-8940

Install the system, turn it on to check that the connections aren’t leaking and the emitters are depositing water, mulch and enjoy your new found leisure time. To shut down in the winter, simply disconnect from the Y splitter valve and remove the clock. Atmospheric pressure will drain the system for you. It does not need to be blown out. Cover the end of the hose to prevent debris from entering, remove the batteries from the clock and store it inside until next year.

Nicki Bacon 2420 Hidden River Lane Franklin, TN 37069 615-347-0498

Drip Irrigation parts can be purchased in any number of places, such as Lowe’s, Ace Hardware or online at Dripworks. I purchase my supplies at Ewing Irrigation in the Fessler’s Lane area. Well worth the trip because of their knowledgeable staff and inventory for every situation.

Jerry Breast 709 Hogan Rd. Nashville, TN 37220 615-331-2360

I thoroughly enjoy knowing that my roses have already been watered as I drink my morning coffee. If you still water by hand, consider investing an afternoon and about $100.00 (including the clock which costs $30 – 40). You will be glad that you did.

And Returning Members!

Harriet Dunn 4717 Chalmers Dr. Nashville, TN 37215 615-665-0477 Susan Overholser 2209 Westview Dr. Nashville, TN 37212 615-298-2324

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April Rose Care By: Jim Harding Winter Protection - With the mild winter and warmer than normal spring it seems ridiculous to make mention of winter protection. However, if you mounded mulch around your roses last fall it is worth mentioning to be careful when removing the winter protection because there may be a future Queen hiding underneath in the form of a basal break! These are fragile new canes growing out from the bud union. pH - One thing I have learned from ARS Master Rosarians like Marty Reich, is that no matter how much fertilizer you apply - organic or chemical - your roses cannot receive the full benefit if the soil’s pH is off. The only way to be sure is to have your soil tested either with a pH meter or by sending a sample to your local agricultural extension office. The closer the pH is to 6.5 the better. Too low, add 1 cup dolomite lime around the drip line of each bush. Too high, add sulfur in the same manner. Whatever adjustments you make be sure to scratch the lime into the soil because the lime needs to be in contact with the soil in order to become effective. If you want to learn more about pH and roses, reference your July 2011 issue of the Nashville Rose Leaf for Marty’s pH 101 Basics article or at

Fertilizing - Now that you know the pH in your rose beds it is okay to think about fertilizing your roses. Fertilizing established bushes should be started in the spring after the winter cover is removed. As stated earlier there are two basic types of fertilizer, organic and chemical. Both types can yield excellent results. Organic methods are slow but sure. Chemical fertilizers are faster acting; especially ones that are water soluble. Some rosarians prefer an all natural method using materials like composted manures, alfalfa meal, cotton seed meal, fish meal, bone meal, blood meal, worm castings and liquid 6

seaweed or kelp. Other good options are products like Mills Magic Rose Mix that contains many of these materials already pre-mixed (scratch in 2-3 cups into the soil around each large bush, 1 cup per miniature). Also add Gypsum and Epsom Salt around each bush. Gypsum naturally contains calcium sulfate. The calcium builds strong stems. Sulphur makes the other nutrients work better by sweetening the soil and helping remove salt buildup left over from chemical fertilizers. Use 1 cup for a hybrid tea and ½ cup per miniature rose. Epsom Salt contains magnesium sulfate to make the stems stronger, encourage the growth of basal breaks, and make clearer and brighter colors in the blooms. Use 2-3 tablespoons per rose. Chemical fertilizers also offer excellent results. For rosarians with limited time a simple application of a timed release fertilizer like Osmocote or Mills Bloomkote is a great way to deliver the right amount of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium needed for your prized roses. The novice rose grower can do very well using a good balanced fertilizer that has an equal percentage of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, such as 10-10-10 or 13-13-13. Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to avoid burning your roses. Pruning - Between too much travel and the warmer than normal weather our roses are already loaded with buds and even have a few roses with buds showing color. It seems too late to do our typical spring pruning so Starla and I have decided to take a different approach this year. The primary goal of pruning is still the same, improve the health of the bush, so we will focus on removing all dead, damaged, or diseased canes, and by removing all twiggy growth (stems smaller than the diameter of a pencil). We will keep all the healthy canes already loaded with buds. Not sure how this will turn out, but it looks like we will have our first flush of roses in April this year. Spraying - If you haven’t already done so step one is to clean up. The spores for

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these diseases tend to over-winter on any old leaves, diseased canes, or other debris so keep your rose beds clean throughout the growing season. The warm weather has caused the roses to leaf out a lot sooner than normal so hopefully you have already begun your spray program. Your spray program should include using a preventive fungicide like Banner Maxx mixed with fungicide that kills diseases like blackspot like Manzate, (aka as Mancozeb, Pentathalon, etc). The exception are rugosa roses which should never be sprayed. While I do not know of any research that supports alternating fungicides, it is a practice I have adopted after learning about how spider mites can build up a resistance to a singular miticide. So I rotate between three preventive fungicides. Seems to work fine, but the real key is maintaining a consistent regimen regardless of what fungicides you use. Bugs - The only real pest in the garden this time of year are aphids. Walking through the garden today wherever I saw aphids I saw a lady bug doing what they do best - eat aphids! I tend to not worry too much unless I see a bunch of aphids and then I just lightly pinch the tender new growth and squish and wipe the guts on Starla’s shirt when I pretend to give her a hug. Watering - April showers bring May flowers, but if April doesn’t bring any showers and you do not provide your own showers then you will have no flowers in May. In other words the roses need water. Calendar - Last but not least trying to remember when you last sprayed or fertilized your roses is tough enough, but remembering exactly what chemicals or fertilizers you used can be down right impossible. Avoid any confusion and get yourself a rose calendar to record everything! If you still have questions and want to avoid some of the mistakes that Starla and I have made don’t hesitate to refer to page 11 for the consulting rosarian nearest you.

A Rose Lover’s Calendar


NRS, Tenarky, & ARS Coming Events



NRS Meeting at Cheekwood - 6:30 PM Refreshments, 7:00 PM Pro gram on Spring Rose Care by NRS member Gene Meyer


Members! What a great problem to have - not enough room


NRS Meeting at Cheekwood - 6:30 PM Refreshments, 7:00 PM Pro gram

to list all of our new and


Spring Rose Show in Bowling Green, KY & Memphis, TN

returning members! Flip to page five to see the


entire list.

1-3 1st Annual ARS Multi-Regional All-Arrangement Rose Show Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Franklin, Tennessee, contact Registrar, Kay Harrell, 912-634-0323, 5 NRS Meeting at Cheekwood - 6:30 PM Refreshments, 7:00 PM Program

ARS Consulting Rosarians

Details & other event news available at

South Nashville Leann Barron Marty Reich*

Nashville Rose Leaf is printed by: The Print Authority, Brentwood, Tennessee


Nashville Rose Society is a 501c-3 organization and all contributions to the society are tax-deductible. Contributions may be made as memorials or to honor some person, group or occasion. Checks for contributions should be made payable to Nashville Rose Society and mailed to: CINDY WORCH 137 Urban Farms Rd. Manchester, TN 37355 ((931) 723-2142

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The Nashville Rose Leaf is published eleven times annually by the Nashville Rose Society, Nashville, TN Editors: Jim & Starla Harding, Sam & Nancy Jones Editorial Advisory Committee: Marty Reich

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West Nashville Keith Garman (615) 352-6219 Sam* & Nancy Jones (615) 646-4138

Nashville Rose Society 2011 Officers President Tom Beath.........(615) 481-3589 Vice-Pres Gene Meyer....... (615) 373-0303 Treasurer Gary Spencer......(615) 662-3819 Rec. S’ty Hayes Gibson .......(615) 794-1708 Cor. S’ty Cynthia Worch .....(931) 723-2142

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We are a non-profit organization serving the middle Tennessee area to educate persons on growing and exhibiting roses. Membership is open to everyone who supports the objectives of the organization. Annual dues of $20.00 per household include a subscription to The Nashville Rose Leaf, the official newsletter of the society. To join, send a check payable to Nashville Rose Society to: Marty Reich, 5020 Dovecote Dr., Nashville, TN 37220-1614 Phone: (615) 833-0791; E-mail:

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Brentwood Area Cecil* & Bessie Ward (615)373-2245 Jerry & Marise Keathley(615)377-3034 Franklin Area Anne Owen* (615) 794-0138 Logan* & Joan Shillinglaw(615) 790-7346 Robbie*&Marsha Tucker(615) 595-9187 Hendersonville Area Ron Daniels (615) 330-7083 Charles Lott (615) 824-5614 Jack Wedekind (615) 824-8696 Murfreesboro Area Dillard & Diane Lester(615) 896-0203 Columbia Area Lyle Worsham*

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ARS Nat’l Convention & Rose Raffle The American Rose Society will hold its 2012 Fall Convention in beatiful San Ramon, California at the San Ramon Marriott, Thursday though Sunday, September 27th - 30th, 2012. ARS is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit educational organization and exists to promote the culture and appreciation of the rose,through education and research,to members,to local rose societies and their members,and to the public. The ARS has over 350 affiliated societies across the United States. This convention will include informative lectures and presentations on a variety of rose related topics, wine tasting in the historic Livermore Valley, one of California’s premier wine destinations, a San Francisco Bay Dinner Cruise, public and private garden tours, installation of ARS officers and of course the ARS National Fall Rose Show, featuring beautiful rose blooms and arrangements. We are planning a pre-convention tour to San Francisco, highlighted by dinner in North Beach and tickets to Beach Blanket Babylon! Our post conference tour features a trip to Gold Country and ends with a day in Yosemite National Park! The East Bay Rose Society is the local host society for this wonderful convention. This event will have something for everyone,

from the most experienced rosarians to rose novices, and we welcome everyone to attend. Rose Show Raffle - Win one of three remarkable prizes!! Help support this event by purchasing a single ticket for $5 or five tickets for $20. Raffle participants need not be present to win. Grand Prize: South Lake Tahoe “Dream Lodge” Enjoy 3 nights/4 days at California’s South Lake Tahoe. Located near the Truckee river, this 6-bedroom home is perfect for large groups.

2nd Prize: $1,000 Cruise Voucher Apply this $1,000 cruise voucher toward your dream cruise.

3rd Prize: $500 Marriott Gift Card Use this gift card at any Marriott’s popular destinations. Raffle Drawing – September 30, 2012 and benefits East Bay Rose Society, host of 2012 Fall National Convention and Rose show. Make your raffle check payable to “East Bay Rose Society” and mail to: Eileen Jackson, 117 Muller Street, Vallejo, CA 94590. Please include your phone number, e-mail address and local rose society on your check. Quilt Show - It was thought that it would be great fun to include rose themed quilts in our Fall National Convention in San Ramon, CA. A quilt show will be held in conjunction with the Rose Show on September 27-30, 2012. The quilt show will be co-chaired by Kathy Wyckoff and Mary Peterson. You need not be a member of the ARS in order to exhibit a quilt. If you are interested in entering a quilt in this show, please contact Mary Peterson with your intent to enter so that space can be reserved for your quilt. For more information on the quilt show and general information about the ARS 2012 Fall National Convention and Rose show, visit the conference homepage at

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