by Cindy Worch, Nashville Rose Society member and Consulting Rosarian
A sustainable rose is grown without chemical intervention and in the most earth-friendly way. I will use organics first and only resort to chemical fungicides if necessary.
Sustainable gardening also works in harmony with nature so not to deplete resources faster than they can be replaced. Such as water and soil.
Only organic pesticides are used in my garden. I like to attract beneficial insects such as ladybugs. I feed the birds which will eat insects as well. A firm spray of water works wonders on aphids and spider mites. Companion plants work as well to deter bad insects.
Click here to see Cindy’s full presentation that she made to the Nashville Rose Society on April 2, 2023.
The latest Rose Chat Podcast is very informative, especially if you have ever suspected that your rose was infected with Rose Mosaic Virus.
In this episode of Rose Chat, Dr. Malcolm Manners talks about his work with Rose Mosaic Virus and the beautiful rose gardens and rose collections at Florida Southern College and their history.
After listening to this episode, it will be evident why in 2013 he was awarded the “Great Rosarian of the World” for his many years of work on rose mosaic virus disease and as an educator in the field of rose culture.
Dr. Malcolm has been teaching at Florida Southern College since 1981 and specializes in fruit production, roses, and techniques of propagation of various crops. Dr. Manners is also active in the preservation of heirloom genetic resources in roses and is a trustee of the Heritage Rose Foundation.
If you are planting new roses this spring, whether to expand your garden or replace your least favorite rose bushes, the 2020 Tanarky District Roses in Review Report is an excellent source of information for roses that grow well in our district (Tennessee / Arkansas / Kentucky). Continue reading “2020 Tenarky District ‘Roses in Review’ Report”
A variety of types of roses are planted in the Cheekwood Rose Study Garden. Because it is a hands-on teaching garden, roses are removed and new varieties added back to teach how to plant a rose. The list of roses in the garden change – click here for the table of the roses that are currently in the Rose Study Garden.