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THE TENNESSEE ROSEBUD - Tennessee Rose Society

THE TENNESSEE ROSEBUD - Tennessee Rose Society

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Page 2 TENNESSEE ROSEBUD Tennessee Rose Society 2010 Officers President - Kathy Brennan 671-0844 1st Vice President - Carolyn Noey 693-5250 2nd Vice President - Susie Epperson 984-4313 Secretary - Steve Franklin 692-1168 Treasurer - Hoyt Williams 579-5444 Parliamentarian - Jane Witherspoon 691-5349 Editor- Mary Bates ARS Consulting Rosarians Consulting Rosarians are available to answer your questions and welcome your calls. Those who are current members of the Tennessee Rose Society are as follows: Dr. Joseph & Rhonda Spruiell Master Rosarians 865-693-3200 Kathy Brennan 865-671-0844 Libby Alexander 865-983-6498 Mary Bates Richard Weidner 931-456-8131 Jane Witherspoon Upcoming Events By Susie Epperson, Program Chairman, October Meeting Don’t miss our October meeting when members, Mary and Michael Bates, will take us on a tour of the rose gardens of the South Island of New Zealand. The tour will begin in Christchurch, “Garden City of the World,” and will include the historic Christchurch Botanic Rose Garden originally established in 1909. Enjoy beautiful rose photography from great rose-breeding families such as Kordes, Harkness, Cocker, Dickson and, of course, New Zealand’s own beloved hybridizer, Sam McGredy. Visit a New Zealand Rose Show and see their favorite exhibition roses, ‘Paddy Stephens’ and ‘Raspberry Ice.’ Michael and Mary fell in love with roses while traveling through New Zealand after completing their contracts for providing support to the U.S. Antarctic Research Program in the 1980’s. ARS Fall National Conference and Rose Show in Atlanta The rose societies of North Georgia (Greater Gwinnett, South Metro, Northeast Georgia, Northwest Georgia and Greater Atlanta) are hosting the Fall Conference and Rose Show October 7-11, Great Roses in The South. Site of the event will be the Atlanta/Marietta Hilton, a newly renovated property on a golf course in historical Marietta. Close to the Marietta Square with easy access to Atlanta and points north, it’s the perfect place to pack in all the activities the weekend holds. Soak up some history, enjoy some sightseeing, sit in on workshops and the excellent programs on Friday and Saturday, exhibit (or not) in the show on Saturday and party hearty that night. Sunday’s garden tour will take us to four counties followed by the awards banquet in the evening. An all-day arrangements workshop or tour of Civil War sites rounds out the conference on Monday. Workshops Friday morning include one on photography (bring your camera), and one on society newsletters (bring recent copies of your newsletter). Those interested in quilting will be treated to a visit to three local quilt shops; or you can visit Rose Lawn, a Victorian home and gardens in Cartersville, Georgia. That afternoon, Deep South District’s Connie Vierbicky will entertain with “Austin Power: Roses of International Intrigue;” Pat Henry of Roses Unlimited will share “Exciting Roses from Around the World;” and Dr. Robert Burns of the Greater Atlanta Rose Society will present a program on Eudora Welty’s garden, “A Legacy of Southern Roses.” Saturday afternoon’s programs include “Developing Roses Resistant to Foliar Diseases” by Mark Windham, professor and distinguished chair of ornamental pathology at the University of Tennessee; Tom Carruth of Weeks Roses will make a presentation of roses he has hybridized; and a panel on building society memberships will be led by Baxter Williams. On Monday, Deep South District’s Sandy Dixon will conduct the modern arrangements workshop. For information on the events schedule, show hours, show schedule, refrigeration, etc. see the ARS link at Susan Clingenpeel is show chairman, e-mail:

Summer 2010 Newsletter Page 3 PRESIDENT’S CORNER “A happy garden is when what you think, what you know and what you do in the garden are in harmony.” Gandhi Welcome back fellow rosarians! I hope everyone had a good two months despite the beetles and the mites. In June, I totally gave my garden up to the Japanese beetles. However, in July and August, I continued to fight the spider mites. We sprayed very carefully so as not to kill my good bugs in the garden. I urge everyone to read the ARS & You sent to you by e-mail. In it you will find very interesting information about the American Rose Society, our District and local societies. ARS is asking everyone to vote on the changes to the Articles in their By-Laws. Please take a minute and vote. There is good information on ARS memberships for “new” members, such as half off the cost of membership and even a free membership deal. If you pay full price for membership, you will receive a free rose bush from Witherspoon Rose Culture. All this is well worth checking to see which membership suits you best. As you remember, June is Rose month as well as Library month. ARS asked all local societies to take roses to their libraries. In May I asked you to do this and six of you responded. We had six libraries covered. This was good considering it was our first year; next year we will do better. Also, we gave the main library a large reference book on roses sent to them from ARS headquarters. They thanked us for the gift and put a plaque in the front of the book acknowledging the gift from Tennessee Rose Society. Don’t forget to register for the Fall National Show and Convention in Atlanta beginning October 7th. This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet and enjoy rose growers from around the Country. It probably will be a long time before a National show comes again to this part of the United States. Kathy Brennan, ARS Consulting Rosarian President, Tennessee Rose Society Tenarky Fall Convention and Rose Show at Memphis The Dixie Rose Club and Memphis Rose Society will host the Tenarky District Fall Convention and Rose Show on September 24th, 25th and 26th at the Memphis Hilton. Both clubs are working hard to make this convention a success and are inviting everyone to register and attend this fun event. Several educational rose culture seminars and garden tours will be featured as well as an exciting rose show with some of the south’s best roses. Tennessee Rose Society member, Dr. Joseph Spruiell, will conduct a judging school for anyone who is interested in becoming a judge or who needs to audit a school. Please visit for registration forms, hotel information and schedule of events. Roses in Review Survey The 85 th annual Roses in Review Survey is now available for your participation. There are two ways for rose growers to participate. The traditional way is by filling out the paper forms that are included in the July issue of American Rose. If you need additional forms, feel free to copy the forms from the magazine. When you have completed the forms, mail them to Tenarky District RIR Coordinator -Jeff Garrett. If you wish to complete your ratings online, the RIR survey can be accessed directly on the ARS website. Be sure to read the instructions on the most common questions asked. It’s a fun, easy and fast way to submit the information. Don’t forget the survey closes at the end of the day on September 26.

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