Bee Pollinators

by Shelly Wilkinson, Davidson County Master Gardener

 

Shelly Wilkinson’s June 5, 2022, presentation to the Nashville Rose Society helped us understand the importance of bees, characteristics of the main species of bees, and where and how bees live. She also covered how to make our own gardens and landscaping more pollinator-friendly.

Shelly has kindly allowed her presentation to be posted on the NRS website. Continue reading “Bee Pollinators”

Rose Chat Podcast – Dr. Malcom Manners, Rose Culture and History

Dr. Malcom Manners, guest on Rose Chat podcast.
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.

Click here for the Rose Chat Podcast.


Rose Diseases Photo Chart

by Dr. Mark Windham and Dr. Alan Windham

Need a quick, handy chart help to help identify what disease is attacking your rose bushes? The first step to addressing a problem in the garden is to accurately identify what that problem is!

Dr. Mark Windham, professor in the Agriculture Department at University of Tennessee – Knoxville and Distinguished Chair of Ornamental Pathology, and Dr. Alan Windham, Professor of Plant Pathology with University of Tennessee and Extension Specialist, have created a full-page color chart to help you identify rose diseases.


Click the image above for a full-page, printable chart of rose diseases.

Beneficial Insects: Will Work for Food

by David Cook, University of Tennessee Extension Agent for Davidson County, Tennessee

 

David Cook’s presentation to the Nashville Rose Society introduces the plants that attract beneficial insects to gardens and landscapes and identifies specific beneficial insects and mites that feed on other insects that damage plants. Continue reading “Beneficial Insects: Will Work for Food”

Identifying and Controlling Garden Pests

by Dr. Tommy Cairns, Ortho’s All About Roses, 1999
[with updates from the ARS Consulting Rosarian Manual]

 

There are three main categories of pests to watch out for – various insects, spider mites, and fungal diseases. This section deals mainly with a visual identification scheme and some suggestions for control. Continue reading “Identifying and Controlling Garden Pests”