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NASHVILLE ROSE LEAF

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

March 1st NRS Meeting at Cheekwood

6:30 pm - Refreshments & 7:00 pm - Vendor Night Affiliated with the American Rose Society - www.ars.org

March Roses of the Month - A Collection from Jeff Garrett it’s name. Big pointed buds swirl open to show off seductive shades of peach, coral & salmon. But the color display doesn’t stop there as the blooms transition into deeper tones of orange, scarlet & burgundy. A real show stopper in the garden.

‘Miss Kitty’ – There is always something special about seeing a clean white rose in the garden. Discovered by Kitty Belendez, this beautiful white hybrid tea is a sport of ‘Cajun Moon’. ‘Pink Promise’ - Bred by James W. Coiner (2006) and introduced in the United States by Coiner Nursery in 2008. While this hybrid tea gets mixed reviews on a fragrance that can vary from a mild to strong fruity scent there is no doubt it is worthy of the 2009 All America Rose Selection award. ‘Pink Promise’ was also selected by the National Breast Cancer Foundation to officially represent a continual blooming promise of Photo courtesy of Kitty Belendez

Photo courtesy of K & M Roses

Photo courtesy of Weeks Roses

‘Dayna Sawyer’ – The attractive pink blend blooms (white with pink edges) have good size with good exhibition ‘Colorific’ – Introduced last year by form that is typical of Eddie Edwards Weeks Roses this floribunda lives up to roses. Carries a moderate fragrance.

compassion and awareness. For every ‘Pink Promise’ plant purchased, a percentage of the sales will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to help extend womens’ lives through education and early detection. ‘White Licorice’ – The soft creamy pastel blooms pack a powerful sweet licorice and lemon fragrance that will put a smile on anyone’s face. This floriferous floribunda was also introduced last year by Weeks Roses. Photo courtesy of Weeks Roses

Just down the road in Chattanooga live two of the best rosarians in Tennessee, Jeff and Cindy Garrett. What makes them special is that each year they share their knowledge and expertise by reviewing newer varieties of roses. The March Rose of the Month is a collection assembled from Jeff’s 2010 Rose Review. You can read his complete review beginning on page 4.

By: Jim Harding

Photo courtesy of AARS

march 2011 Volume 44, Issue 2


President’s Column

At this writing, this is what I have seen out my window for too long. Boy I miss my roses. However, March gives us some early opportunities to think and talk about what is to come in just a short while. First comes our annual Vendor Night on March 1st. I hope everyone has placed their orders; if not go to the NRS website and print off your order forms and get them to Gary Spencer as soon as possible. This is a great chance to get all the products you need for another wonderful year of growing roses and to help the Nashville Rose Society at the same time, as this is one of our most important fund raisers. We would also like to welcome back our returning vendors Beaty Fertilizers, Dickens Supply, The Rose Gardener, Davidson County Co-op, The Compost Farm and Dirt Dawg Nursery,and our new associates, Ken Correll with Outdoor Basics as well as Jennifer Harvey and her Happy Dawg Bakery. Welcome and thanks to all. Then, on Thursday March 3, the Nashville Lawn and Garden show begins, with the chance for everyone to man the NRS booth and talk to attendees about roses and their care. In the past, this has been one of our best sources for new members, so if you are not already signed up to help out in the booth, call Ken or Linda Correll at 615-885-9080 and let him know you want to help. If that is not enough, March 26th is the date of our annual pruning party to be held this year in the beautiful 2

Hendersonville garden of Ron and Francine Daniels. You have seen this garden featured on “Volunteer Gardener” and this is your chance to see it in person. (Map and further info is available on the NRS website). NRS member Doyle Clark has volunteered to sharpen pruners at this years event, but I am sure he would appreciate help so let him know. The Fortuniana Rose sale is quickly coming to an end. If you have not placed your order, contact Charles Lott crlott@bellsouth.net or 615-8245614 and get your order placed soon. The list of roses is available at www. nashvillerosesociety.com. Then there is The Nasvhille Rose Society “Budded-Bare Root-Potted Sale. A wonderful selection of Weeks roses is available for those who are not into Fortuniana rootstock. This list is also on the NRS website. A quick thanks to Ken Correll and Charles Lott for fun and interesting programs on beekeeping and Consulting Rosarians at the February meeting. Just a quick reminder, the general rule on pruning your roses in the spring is “When the forsythia bloom” don’t get too hasty.

Editor’s Desk Ever since Jim and I started growing roses, the winters brought about a certain sense of sadness as we reluctantly put our roses to rest. I have even found myself increasingly envious towards those lucky rose growers who are fortunate enough to enjoy their roses year round. Perceptions, however, seem to change as do the seasons and I freely admit that last years growing season left me abandoning all my winter woes, swiftly replacing them with a sense of urgency to get these bad boys to bed! Last seasons’ weather conditions leapt from drowning to droughting and it seemed that if I wasn’t insisting that Jim build an ark, I was holding auditions for rain dancers. (Nobody got the part). Spring and fall failed to even show up, the beetles

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decided to pull double overtime and the season ended with hubby and I squabbling over an armadillo’s right to life. It was, therefore, with great relief and enthusiasm that Jim put the little demons to bed last year. It would not have hurt my feelings one bit had we discovered a deceitful way to lull them into an even earlier slumber, say by August. Pious in my disrespect, I referred to the rose winterization process as “putting them in time-out”. The weeks passed and I still made no apologies for my evil and persistent “bah-ha-ha’s” as my heart towards the winter plight of our roses turned cold with the temperature. Anyone who would wish to grow these recalcitrant creatures year long has no self-love! Those were my feelings and NOTHING would change them….except the passage of time. I am, after all, a female...ever unsure as to what will bring me happiness from one moment to the next. (This does not relieve Jim of his responsibility to know such things 24-7). Presently, the roses are quiet and most obedient. Truth be told, they almost look angelic, sleeping peacefully in their little snow blankets. How ever did I become so embittered and frustrated with them? Why, the flood was but a nuisance and as for the drought? It was little bother, if any at all. Most fortunate, indeed, is the year-round rose grower! In truth, I miss my roses and now find myself ready to make nice. Yes, it appears the winter respite has served a great purpose. But must it last so long? How now can I hasten the emergence of spring? I vow never to feel rage for my roses again! But, just in case, anyone who contemplates clipping this column and sending it to me this August is no friend of mine! - Starla & Jim Harding

Contributions The Nashville Rose Society expresses our appreciation for a generous contribution from: The Houghland Foundation.


THE DREADED “P” WORD By: Cindy Worch, Consulting Rosarian This is the month to start thinking about pruning our roses. I would rather look at it as making healthy plants. That way it doesn’t hurt quite as bad when we go out into the garden to start cutting away at our “babies”. First you want to take inventory of your equipment. Clean and sharpen your tools. If you find that some need replacing take a look at the Vendor Night order forms. You can purchase new equipment and help raise funds for the Nashville Rose Society at the same time. It’s a win-win situation, and you will have your new tools on March 1st, just in time to get started. Once I get out in the garden (I personally take my pruning cue from Mother Nature and start pruning when the forsythia start blooming) I take a good look at each rose. Is it worth keeping or does it need to be replaced? If it is a keeper, I’ll decide how tall I want it to be. I usually take it down by 1/3 to ½ of its original size. Next, I take out any dead wood, crossing canes and anything smaller than the diameter of a pencil leaving the bush with at least three to four good canes. I prune each bush in a manner that opens the center of the plant for good air circulation to help minimize fungal disease. Water each rose and then move on to the next one allowing the water to have time to soak into the ground of the one you just pruned. This is important because the next two steps should not be done with thirsty roses. I remove the winter mulch and clean up around the base of the plant to clean out old leaves where fungal spores can hide. Then it is a good time to start your spray program. Spray all canes, soil, and mulch to kill any fungus spores that may have overwintered. Many recommend a “clean up” spray as your first spraying, which is a combination of your favorite fungicide + Mancozeb + an insecticide sprayed together. Some may not include the insecticide due to the fact that it can

kill the “good” insects too. Next I go ahead and fertilize with a time released granular fertilizer and any organic fertilizers that I want to add to the soil. I have read that fertilizer is not readily available to the rose until the soil warms up, but I do this as part of my spring clean up because of time limitations and I have a lot of roses! I don’t recommend any liquid fertilizer at this time, it is available to the plant almost immediately and the new growth will more than likely get zapped if a late frost comes our way. Water your rose again from the base and reapply a layer of mulch being careful to cover up the bud union (if it has one) to protect it until the threat of frost has passed. Now is also a great time to move any roses that you may want to relocate. First, prepare the hole where your rose will be relocated. Prune the rose and dig it up. I also do a light pruning of the roots to encourage new growth. Plant but don’t fertilize at this time, allow 6 weeks before applying fertilizer. If you still feel somewhat unsure of cutting your “babies” back, remember a pruned rose is a happy rose. If you still have questions please feel free to call on any of the ARS Consulting Rosarians listed in the back of the newsletter or just grab one of us at the next rose meeting.

The American Rose Society is offering a four-month trial membership for only $10 to anyone who is interested in becoming members of our organization. ARS members are home gardeners who enjoy growing roses and want to expand their knowledge of rose culture. Visit www.ars.org

Clickin’ & Pickin’ NRS Vice-President, Tom Beath, gathers websites to help you choose what to click-n-pick. You can help too by sending your favorite websites to beathandcompany@gmail.com 1. www.rosegeeks.com - By far the best collection of information about rose rosette disease. Very interesting reading from writers who spent a lot of time researching. Jeff Harvey 2. http://www.ars.org/?page_id=147 - There is an excellent article on the ARS website about Rose Rosette Disease. In reading about rose rosette disease, there seems to be a lot of differing opinions about the treatment of the disease and the use of miticides to control it. This article says that miticides will not be effective and that Cygon is the chemical of choice. One other thing that was brought up in the article is that it is practically impossible to spread the disease mechanically - like pruners! I wish I had read this last year. Annie Owen 3. www.helpmefind.com is one of my very favorite websites when it comes to finding out everything about roses. From what color it is, to other names it may go by including exhibition name, to letting you know if it is commercially available. Information about rose clubs, rose gardens, books, forums and on and on. You can view free of charge or you can join for a nominal fee to be able to dive deep into their excellent resources. A must visit for anyone growing roses. They also have Help Me Find Peonies and Help Me Find Clematis. Cindy Worch 4. http://paulzimmermanroses.com/ For a very laid back approach to rose gardening there is Paul Zimmerman. (Cont’d on page 8)

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2010 Rose Review By: Jeff Garrett Early winter has certainly been nasty! Hopefully spring will be here before we know it. Since it’s too cold to do much out in the garden, now is probably a good time to reflect back on this past season. In particular, how are some of our newer varieties performing? When evaluating roses, we feel you should give a plant time to get established. Therefore, we evaluate our newer rose varieties over a three year time span before we make a final judgment. Following are some of our observations. ‘Always and Forever’ – is a new medium red hybrid tea being introduced by J&P Roses. Our first year plant grew and bloomed well. It also appeared to tolerate our summer heat. So far, the form has tended to be a little flat, but only time will tell for sure. ‘Artic Circle’ – is a beautiful creamy white hybrid tea with a distinctive pink edge that was hybridized by Eddie Edwards. Our third year plants continue to produce large blooms that have a nice high-spiraled center. This variety seems to do equally well on both Fortuniana and Multiflora rootstock. The plants are a little slow to repeat bloom, so you may want to consider having multiple plants if possible. ‘Blackout’ – is a very dark red hybrid tea from Eddie Edwards. This variety grows and blooms well. The blooms have very good substance, but are just too flat. After three seasons, we are considering shovel pruning this variety. ‘Bolivar’ – is a beautiful pink blend floribunda. Hybridized by Bob Martin, this floribunda has great hybrid tea form. I have this variety growing on Multiflora rootstock, as it tends to not be very vigorous. While the blooms are consistently nice, getting a decent cane is proving to be very difficult. The plant also does not appear to like our summer heat. ‘Bugatti’ - is a dark mauve hybrid tea. After two seasons, we will be removing this variety from our garden. While the blooms seem to have nice size and exhibition form, the color just isn’t very attractive. ‘Colorific’ – Is a new orange blend floribun4

da from Tom Carruth and Weeks Roses. The colorful blooms have lots of petals and good substance. Our first year plant bloomed well and had a nice compact growth habit in a container. This looks to be a very nice floribunda. ‘Dayna Sawyer’ - has a very nice creamy white bloom that is blushed with pink. This hybrid tea was hybridized by Eddie Edwards. Our 2nd year plant on Fortuniana rootstock grew and bloomed well. We added another plant last year on Multiflora rootstock and it also did well. The blooms have decent size and generally good form. ‘Desperado’ – has eye-catching red blend blooms with coloration very similar to Double Delight, especially in cooler weather. This hybrid tea from Eddie Edwards has good bloom size and exhibition form. Our plants just keep getting better each year! Be advised however, it does not have the fragrance of Double Delight. Get it anyway, you’ll love it! ‘Dick Clark’ – is a new red blend grandiflora from Tom Carruth and Christian Bedard. The blooms have a creamy white center and are edged with a nice cherry red color. Bloom size and form is best in spring and fall, as they do not appear to like our summer heat. Our first year plant grew and bloomed well in a container. Looking forward to seeing how it performs this coming season. ‘Dream Come True’ – is an AARS award winning yellow blend grandiflora hybridized by Dr. John Pottschmidt. This is one variety that needs time to get established. While the blooms are not nearly as nice in hot weather, they are equally beautiful in the sping and fall. ‘Easy Does It’ - is a floribunda from the Harkness family in England. The ruffled blooms have a very attractive peachy pink color and a nice moderate fragrance. This vigorous variety is a sport of Livin’ Easy and has excellent disease resistance. Medium height plant is a good bloomer. ‘Ethan Phelps’ – is a deep pink hybrid tea from Eddie Edwards. Named for Eddie’s

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grandson, our first year plant generally grew and bloomed well. Time will tell if this is to be a really good variety. ‘Great Rosarians of the World’ - is an apricot blend hybrid tea hybridized by Eddie Edwards. The ruffled blooms are a showy mix of light and dark yellow and are best when fully open. Not yet sure about exhibition potential. ‘Harold’s Pride’ – is a new orange blend floribunda from the late Vernon Rickard. Our own-root first year plant was slow to get started, but by fall we saw some very pretty creamy white and orange blooms with good size and form. Looking for improved plant vigor in the coming season. ‘Hey Paula’ – is registered by hybridizer Eddie Edwards as a yellow blend hybrid tea. One of the parents of this variety is ‘Gemini’, which is one of our favorite roses. Last year we put this variety on Multiflora rootstock in hopes that it would grow and bloom better. So far it has continued to sprawl and have weak stems. I have heard others are having success with this variety, so I might be inclined to order another plant. ‘Howard & Sara’ – is a medium red hybrid tea hybridized by John Smith. To our surprise, this first year plant has showed signs of being a nice red variety. I am looking forward to seeing how this variety does in its second season in our garden. ‘Impulse’ - is a brilliant orange hybrid tea from the florist industry. Our second year plant continued to produce some very nice brightly colored blooms with good form and size. This variety is available from Steve Singer at Wisconsin Roses on Multiflora rootstock. ‘JoAnn Edwards’ – is an orange blend hybrid tea from hybridizer Eddie Edwards. Given that Eddie named this variety for his wife, we expected great things. So far, this rose has been just so-so for us. When good, the orange and white color combination is beautiful. However, the bloom size is suspect. Our bushes on Fortuniana and Multiflora are not as vigorous as we like,


but perhaps another year will bring better things. ‘Love Me Tender’ - was hybridized by John Sheldon. The blooms have an attractive deep mauve center fading to white on the edges. While the blooms have good form, they are generally a little on the small size and could use more petals. This variety does not do well when the weather is really hot. A nice rose for all the Elvis fans! ‘Lovely Layla’ - has a nice soft creamy white to light yellow bloom with a pink edge. Hybridized by Eddie Edwards, this variety really stood out this past fall. Our second year plants are growing well. This variety is a little slow to repeat, but the blooms are worth the wait. ‘Marlon’s Day” – is a white sport of Moonstone found by Fred Wright of North Carolina. This hybrid tea takes time to get established and grow well, so don’t be too quick to judge it. The blooms are outstanding with good size and form. This is a variety that everyone should be growing!

continue to grow and watch this variety. ‘Over the Moon’ - is a warm apricot blend hybrid tea available from Weeks Roses. If you like Just Joey, you will probably like this rose as it has similar coloration. After two seasons in our garden, it appears that this variety does not particularly like our climate. The plant does not grow well and the blooms are few and far between. Bloom size has been a little small. ‘Paradise Found’ - is a red blend hybrid tea from the Meilland family that is available from Edmunds Roses. Our second year plant has beautiful deep pink to ivory colored blooms in the spring and fall, however not so good when the weather is hot. We’ll keep watching it and hoping for better results. ‘Parole’ – is a deep pink hybrid tea from Kordes. The eyecatching blooms are very large and beautiful. However, the stems on our Fortuniana rootstock plant are just not strong enough to hold them up. So far, the plant lacks vigor to be a really good variety.

‘Miss Kitty’ - is a hybrid tea sport of Cajun Moon found by Kitty Belendez. We moved our plant into a pot and it has finally started to grow. The blooms are a nice pure white with good form.

‘Pink Promise’ - is a 2009 AARS winner from Coiner. This hybrid tea has beautiful soft light pink blooms with good size and form. After two seasons, this variety is proving to be a very nice rose.

‘Miss Olene’ – is a nice hybrid tea that was hybridized by Eddie Edwards. The creamy white blooms have a soft pink edge. Our second year plant continues to grow and bloom well. Bloom size also improved. Hope it keeps getting better!

‘Pumpkin Patch’ - is a nice caramel orange floribunda from Christian Bedard of Weeks Roses. The name is very appropriate, as the blooms are a nice deep pumpkin color. Our second year plant in a container continues to produce some very nice bloom clusters on a rather compact plant. We like this variety!

‘Mohana’ – is a nice medium yellow hybrid tea from the florist industry. Our first year maiden really put on a show of nice clean yellow blooms. Not yet sure if the form is really good enough for exhibition, but this is a very nice variety. Plant grows well and blooms abundantly. ‘Moon Over Miami’ - is a wonderful white hybrid tea from Eddie Edwards. The blooms are big and have clean white color with very good form. Not yet sure about the substance, as our blooms tended to fade a little quickly. Hard to get a great white rose, so we’ll

‘Randy Scott’ – is a pure white hybrid tea from hybridizer John Smith. We have been trying to get this variety for a couple of years and finally secured one from James Mills. So far, it has been all we had hoped for. Nice clean white blooms with good size and form. Our new plant was a little weak but has started to grow and bloom better. I have budded more on Multiflora rootstock for 2011. ‘Snuffy’ – is an orange-pink hybrid tea from John Smith. This first year variety was

another pleasant surprise for us. The eyecatching blooms have nice color, but the form generally tends to be a little flat. The plant is growing well so far. ‘Stephen Rulo’ - is classified as a russet grandiflora and was hybridized by William Chaney. The bloom color in our garden is a medium to light mauve. The blooms have nice size and good form. They are also somewhat fragrant. Our second year plant has continued to grow and bloom very well. Looks to be a nice grandiflora. ‘Sweet Promise’ - is an orange-pink hybrid tea from Meilland. The deep salmon blooms have lots of petals and look best when fully open. Our second year plant has not been as vigorous as we would have liked, so we’ll keep hoping for better growth. This variety does have a very nice fragrance. ‘White Licorice’ – is a light yellow floribunda from Christian Bedard. The off-white blooms have good form and wonderful licorice fragrance. Our first year bush grew well and produced lots of nice clusters. Appears to be another nice floribunda. Reprinted from the Winter 2011 Issue of Basal Breaks, Tri-State Rose Society, Jeff & Cindy Garrett, Editors

March Rose Tips About this time of year rosarians begin to feel the urge to get in their rose gardens and start work. One thing that a number of rose growers overlook is the excessive accumulation of salt in their rose beds. It would be wise to make this test. There are a number of products available in garden centers that will alleviate this problem. Your roses will grow better if you correct this unfavorable condition. —— Ted Mills, Master Rosarian

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You Can Have Your Cake And Eat It Too! By: Denise Thorne

The American Rose Society (ARS) guidelines and Garden Club design rules for principles and elements of design are very similar, so time spent learning from either source can be used to create a pleasing arrangement. Just keep in mind the specific criteria for arrangements in a given flower show will be listed in the show schedule, so take the time to read it and decide what section(s) to exhibit best highlight your skills, capabilities, talents and, most important, the roses that you grow. The primary difference between a show sponsored by a rose society versus a garden club is that the arrangements in a rose show must have roses as the dominate flower. The Guidelines for Judging Rose Arrangements from the ARS is a complete and concise reference and handbook for any arranger that intends to exhibit rose arrangements. You can order a copy at www. ars.org for only $10 and it covers the principles and elements of design. In the meantime, let’s suppose you want to “practice” designing an arrangement. If you are new to the world of flower design you will often hear the expression “filling your space”. What this phrase means is how you “fill” the allotted space designated for your flower arrangement. The Artistic Crafts Division in a flower show could be the top of a box, however a great alternative shape I enjoy using is the top of a cake! A round cake provides an eight inch blank circle, but where to begin? In case you did not know, roses are edible, so every year I begin by desig6

nating a group of roses in my garden to use for culinary purpose, (you will need to avoid using any chemicals or sprays in these gardens). In addition to using roses to make a beautiful presentation on cakes and desserts I also use herbs which grow happily in my beds. Rosemary, lavender, thyme, mint, chives and oregano blossoms are great companion plants for roses and are used quite frequently in my dishes. Fresh herb foliage adds interest, contrast and aroma to the design on the cake. Rosemary foliage is one of my most frequently used herbs and the cuttings remain turgid and firm longer than most other herbs.

Photo courtesy of Denise Thorne

Flower arranging can be a great way to add enjoyment to growing roses. Whether you want to design an arrangement for a flower show or just for fun there are several principles and elements of design that are common to all visual art forms. The six principles of design are balance, dominance, contrast, rhythm, proportion and scale. The seven elements of design are space, line, form, size, texture, pattern and color.

After I have selected my roses and herbs that are blemish free and void of all insects, I will condition the plant material. Conditioning is the process used to insure freshness for cut flowers and foliage by enabling them to ingest more water than they lose. This is achieved by immersing the cut ends immediately in water and allowing them to drink. After conditioning, I usually begin my cake design with three pieces of foliage by placing the cut ends of the stems in the icing toward the center, forming an imaginary triangle shape. Inserting the cut stems into the icing prevents air

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flow to the stems promoting longevity. Then I continue with my rose blooms and buds, adding and building the design with foliage as needed. You can use any roses you have but ‘Tiffany’ is a rose I use frequently on white cakes whose subtle salmonpink shading and yellow undertones contrast with the greenery and white shades of icings I concoct. Another great combination are the red buds of a ‘Knock Out’ rose that look gorgeous against chocolate fudge icing trimmed in caramel. Using roses in this manner will build your confidence in beginning to design. You will be surprised how you can learn and apply the principles and elements of design in this simple arrangement. Some days I use my creative energy decorating cakes. Other days I simply cut a single stem and place it in a bud vase in the kitchen to prolong the enjoyment of wandering through my rose beds. Every week during the growing season I will gather roses to share when we visit friends, family or especially church. Whether on a cake on in a vase, people always appreciate a gift of roses and treasure their beauty. There are so many wonderful ways to share an arrangement of roses and cake design is just another outlet to enjoy the gorgeous roses from my gardens. Denise Thorne and her husband Gary reside in Watertown Tennessee in Wilson County on a 300 acre cattle ranch “The Rocking T”. They raise Angus beef cattle. Horses, rabbits, cats and Denise’s pet cow “Julia” also reside on the farm amidst one hundred plus roses. Denise is a member of the ARS, Nashville Rose Society, an accredited National Flower Show Judge, Master Gardener, President of Town and Country Garden Club, and an active member of many other clubs. From 2011 through 2013 she will hold the newly formed office as District II Rose Chair and State Floral Design Chair on the Board of the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs. The Thorne’s attend the College Hills Church of Christ where Gary is an elder along with their three adult children and five grandchildren.


A Rose Lover’s Calendar

NRS, Tenarky, & ARS Coming Events

Welcome (Back) New Member!

MARCH

1 NRS Meeting at Cheekwood 6:30 PM - Refreshments 7:00 PM Vendor’s Night 3-6 Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, TN State Fairgrounds For information call 615-876-7680 or visit www.nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com

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APRIL

3 NRS Meeting at Cheekwood - Pickup Fortuniana Roses 6:30 PM - Refreshments 7:00 PM - Main Program 16 Annual Plant & Herb Sale in the Sports Arena, TN State Fairgrounds

MAY

4 NRS Meeting - Location TBA 6:30 PM - Refreshments - 7:00 PM Main Program 14-15 Tri-State Rose Society Garden Tour - Chattanooga Contact Rirjeff@aol.com for details 21 Bowling Green Rose Society Rose Show - American Legion Hall - Contact R.JacobsA@insightbb.com for details

Details & other event news available at www.nashvillerosesociety.com Nashville Rose Leaf is printed by: The Print Authority Brentwood, Tennessee

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

Nashville Rose Society 2011 Officers President Larry Baird.........(931) 729-5259 Vice-Pres Tom Beath..........(615) 673-2435 Treasurer Gary Spencer......(615) 662-3819 Rec. S’ty Hayes Gibson .......(615) 794-1708 Cor. S’ty Cynthia Worch .....(931) 723-2142

Nashville Rose Society Membership 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: marty615@bellsouth.net

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Annual NRS Pruning Party By: Larry Baird

The annual Nashville Rose Society pruning party will be held on Saturday, March 26th, in the beautiful Hendersonville rose garden of Ron and Francine Daniels. Their garden has been featured on The Nashville Public Television program “Volunteer Gardener” as well as in the Nashville Rose Gardens spring garden tour. Rosarians from the Nashville Rose Society will be in attendance to conduct a hands on pruning demonstration and to answer questions about the art of spring pruning your roses; or any other rose related questions you may have. The annual pruning party is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Nashville Rose Society, this is a great event for anyone interested in learning how to enjoy growing roses. As a special added attraction this year, the Nashville Rose Society will sharpen your pruners for free to help make your spring pruning easier and more efficient. Make plans to come out and join the fun. You will meet fellow rose growers and learn the pleasures of growing the “Queen of Flowers”. The garden is located at 106 Briarcrest Court West in Hendersonville, TN. The party begins at 10:00 A.M., rain or shine. For further information call 931-729-5259. The Nashville Rose Society (www.nashvillerosesociety. com) meets in Botanic Hall at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are always welcome!

Clickin’ & Pickin’ Paul loves old garden roses and shrubs and is not into spraying much, if any. He has now put together several videos about roses, from planting to pruning and so forth as well as a “Getting Started” 6 part introduction course to garden roses. I have met Paul in person and he is as comical on his videos as he is in person. You can find his videos on his website, youtube, Facebook, and the Fine Garden website. He also has a forum and sells roses on e-bay. He likes the “Easy” way to roses and it works. Cindy Worch 5. www.rosarianscorner.net - (Rainy Rose Society Member) Cliff Orent, owner of EuroDesert Roses. 6. www.sactorose.org/rosebug – Pests and Diseases. Sue Hopkins 7. www.gardenweb.com – Antique rose and rose forum. Sue Hopkins 8. www.greatrosarians.com – Clair Martin, curator of Huntington Rose Garden. Sue Hopkins 9. www.davidaustinroses.com – For lovers of the look of old garden roses. Tom Beath 10. www.heirloomroses.com – A well of info with great pictures as well. Tom Beath 11. www.jacksonandperkins.com – Free catalog to warm our winter. Tom Beath 12. www.rose-roses.com - If you go to this website for rose information, you probably do not need to go elsewhere. When you go to this website first click on “About this Website” and read about Bob and Mary Bauer’s journey into roses. This alone is worth the trip. Charles Lott


Nashville Rose Leaf March 2011