July 14, 1:30-4:00 pm – Bette Ann Fields, “Flower Arranging for Your Home, the Season, or a Friend”

Don’t miss the fun! The Nashville Rose Society July meeting will include a silent auction, ice cream social, and a presentation by Bette Ann Fields, District II Director of the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs. Bette Ann’s topic will be “Flower Arranging for Your Home, the Season, or a Friend”. The meeting will be held in the Massey Auditorium of Botanic Hall / Visitor Services Building at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens.

Growing up in the Northeast, young Bette Ann Fields accompanied her mother to flower shows and gardening events, taking an early interest in successful growing techniques and award-winning flower arrangements. Later, after retiring from a 25-year career in Diagnostic Radiology, Bette Ann pursued her love of horticulture and floral design in earnest — becoming a Master Flower Show Judge and Master Landscape Designer. She became active in the Nashville Rose Society. Today, she is a Lifetime Member of National Garden Clubs, Deep South Garden Clubs, and Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. She maintains a busy schedule attending most state, regional and national garden club conventions, as well as Creative Flower Arrangers of America’s annual forum in Florida.

Don’t forget – The July meeting will be the SECOND Sunday of July, due to the 4th of July holiday.

Do you make homemade ice cream? Please bring your favorite! Attendees will vote for the best ice cream. Yum!!

Arrive for the meeting about 1:00pm if you have items for the silent auction. Bidding will begin at 1:30pm and continue during the ice cream social from 1:30 – 2:00pm. Bette Ann’s program will begin at 2:00pm and bidding will close at 3:30pm.

A silent auction was one of the suggestions to raise funds for the NRS resulting from the recent member survey. Start planning now for what you will bring for the auction. Suggested items include baked goods, garden produce, gardening items such as gloves, trowels, etc., flower arranging items such as vases or Kenzan/frogs, flower arrangements, and plants.

After the ice cream winners are announced and the bidding is closed, Ron Daniels will have a short presentation on drip irrigation. With the heat of the summer just beginning, drip irrigation is a good way to make sure your roses get the water they need.

Admission to Cheekwood is not required – let the gate attendant know that you are attending the NRS Meeting in Botanic Hall. The Cheekwood Campus Map shows the location of Botanic Hall.