2022 Tenarky District Rose Show Results

Linda Bowen’s Crescendo – Best in Show
The 2022 Tenarky District Fall Rose Show & Convention was held at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens on September 17-18, 2022. Hosted by Nashville Rose Society the Rose Show & Convention was quite a success.

There were 62 registrants and about 38 exhibitors from Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, and Wisconsin. We were honored to have Diane Sommers, president of the American Rose Society, as an exhibitor, judge, and banquet speaker.

Linda Bowen with her award winning entry – Crescendo
The Show classes included:

Division I – Horticulture
* Section TD – Tenarky District Challenge Classes
* Section A – Miniature Rose Challenge Classes
* Section B – Miniature Roses – Single Stem Entries
* Section C – Large Rose Challenge Classes
* Section D – Large Rose – Single Stem Entries
Division II – Rose Arrangements
Division III – Rose Photography

Linda Bowen, member of the Nashville Rose Society, was the winner of the day. She took away awards for the Best Novice, King of the Show, and Best in Show with her entry of hybrid tea Crescendo.

And now for the Courts!

Miniature Roses-Single Stem – Section B-Class 8

RoseShown byCertificate
QueenSwirly PopJeff & Cindy GarrettARS
KingDottieDiane SommersARS
PrincessDaddy FrankGene MeyerARS
CourtSweet MallieJeff & Cindy GarrettNRS
CourtOlivia RoseDiane SommersNRS
CourtArcanumKeith & Martha GarmanNRS
CourtEdistoGene MeyerNRS
CourtMagic ShowJeff & Cindy GarrettNRS

Miniflora Roses-Single Stem – Section B-Class 9

RoseShown byCertificate
QueenMango BlushMarty ReichARS
KingVernon RichardRicky LockhartARS
PrincessSpice of LifeBarbara TaubeARS
CourtConundrumJeff & Cindy GarrettNRS
CourtGift of LifeJeff & Cindy GarrettNRS
CourtPat ShanleyJeff & Cindy GarrettNRS
CourtCabooseJeff & Cindy GarrettNRS
CourtShamelessJeff & Cindy GarrettNRS

Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora – One Bloom per Stem – Class 34

RoseShown byCertificate
QueenRing of FireJeff & Cindy GarrettARS
KingCrescendoLinda BowenARS
PrincessBlack MagicLinda SchorkARS
Royal CourtKristen SingerGene MeyerNRS
Royal CourtHot PrincessJeff & Cindy GarrettNRS
Royal CourtHot PrinceGene MeyerNRS
Royal CourtBig RedJeff & Cindy GarrettNRS
Royal CourtLouise EstesRicky LockhartNRS

Rose Photography

Class 1-One Exhibition Bloom, HT, Gr, F SubjectPhotographerAward(s)
Grand AmoreKathy BrennanBest in Class, Queen, Gold

For the list of all the winners, click here.

Thanks to our Rose Show Judges!

The American Rose Society judges that give so freely of their time and resources are essential to the success of any rose show. They often travel many miles giving up their weekend time because they love roses, and they appreciate the rosarians and rose societies they serve. The Nashville Rose Society greatly appreciates our 2022 panel of judges.

Horticulture Judges
* Howard Carman – Louisville Rose Society
* Linda Jansing – Louisville Rose Society
* Mike Thompson – Holston Rose Society
* Paula Williams – Louisville Rose Society
* Connie Baird – Nashville Rose Society
* Mary Ann Hext – Bowling Green Rose Society
Arrangement Judges
* Barbara Taube – Nashville Rose Society
* Diane Sommers – Gateway Rose Society, Greater Milwaukee Rose Society
Photography Judges
* Annie Owen – Nashville Rose Society
* David Dahl – Photographer

For more photos, visit the Tenarky District Facebook Page.

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October 9, 2:00-4:30pm – Myers Brown, “The Belmont’s Landscape”

Adelicia Acklen, Portrait by William Brown Cooper
History buffs as well as rosarians will not want to miss the October 9,2022, meeting of the Nashville Rose Society at Belmont University. Our speaker will be Meyers Brow, Executive Director of Belmont Mansion. His presentation will explore the gardens and landscaped environment surrounding Adelicia Acklen’s summer home, Belmont Mansion.

The home featured gardens, statuary, aviary and zoo and included a steam engine powered water tower to provide irrigation. This unrivaled wonder impressed Nashvillians and outsiders alike but was heavily damaged by the Union troops who constructed earthworks on the property during the American Civil War.

Myers is a Fellow and a current officer of the Company of Military Historians and is on the advisory boards for the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area and the Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association. Prior to joining Belmont, he served as Director of Archival Collection Services and Chief Historian at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. He previously worked as a curator with the Tennessee State Museum, the Alabama Historical Commission, and at the Atlanta History Center. He also served as the chairman of the Tennessee War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.

He is the author of two books: Images of Tennessee’s Union Cavalrymen (published in December 2008) and Images of Tennessee Confederates (April 2011). He served as editor of the Best of the Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Volume 5, Nathan Bedford Forrest and the Confederate Cavalry in West Tennessee (published April 2013).

The October meeting will be held at the Ayers Academic Center (Rooms C & D) at Belmont University, 1515 Wedgewood Ave, Nashville, TN 37212, just off Wedgewood Avenue. Ayers Academic Center is Building #8 on the Belmont campus map, and is the building next to the Inman Center where the Frist Lecture Hall is located (location of previous NRS meetings).

Parking: The Ayers Academic Center is located at the corner of Wedgewood and 15th avenues on the northern front of campus. The entrance to the parking garages for both buildings is the same as we used last year. There are two elevator banks in the garage underneath the Ayers Academic Center – the South and North elevators. Members should park by, then use, the North elevators to the 4th floor. These open up directly across from our meeting room – which is Ayers C & D. It is not easy to find the meeting room from the South elevators!

Pick-Your-Own-Bouquet Workshop with The Rose Society

As the weather cools, what does a rose garden need to thrive? Ron Daniel and John Wendler, Co-Presidents of the Nashville Rose Society, led a workshop on Sunday, September 18, 2022, that covered fall activities like fertilizing, spraying, watering, deadheading, and winterizing roses.
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NRS 2022 Fall Grand Prix Rose Show Winners

NRS 2022 Grand Prix Rose Show Winners

The 2022 Fall Grand Prix Rose Show was held during the Nashville Rose Society regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Sunday, September 11, 2022, in the Potter Room at Cheekwood Gardens & Estate. The purpose of the Grand Prix is to give members a chance to learn about and practice exhibiting roses.

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Sept. 17-18 – 2022 Tenarky District Fall Rose Show & Convention Schedule and Registration Form

Hosted by the Nashville Rose Society


Photo courtesy of Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Exciting news for everyone! Mark your calendars and plan to come to the 2022 Tenarky District Fall Rose Show & Convention at Cheekwood Gardens in Nashville.

The show and convention will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18. We will have horticulture, arrangements, and photography divisions. As this is our district rose show, we will have the 13 Tenarky District Challenge Horticulture Classes which includes the much sought-after Moore and McFarland trophies. Arrangements will include (for only the second time) the Sam Jones Memorial Arrangement Challenge class. This is your opportunity to enter your roses in district classes that are not available at our local shows.
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