November 7, 2:00-5:00pm – Teresa Byington, “Cottage Gardening”

Teresa Byington

The Nashville Rose Society is pleased to have Teresa Byington as our speaker for our November meeting at Belmont University. Teresa will be joining us from Indianapolis via GoToMeeting. Her topic will be “Cottage Gardening”.

Don’t forget! Daylight savings time ends! so Fall Back your clocks!

Teresa will take us on a Cottage Garden journey – past and present. She will also give us a virtual tour of her garden, Bloom Thyme Cottage Garden, that she has tended for 30+ years. Bloom Thyme Cottage Garden, is a large cottage garden that weaves together her love of roses – from the oldest to the most modern shrubs and their garden companions. Roses alongside annuals, herbs, shrubs, trees, perennials and a few veggies fill this garden.

Teresa loves to dig in the dirt and gets plenty of opportunities to do just that as she cares for her large cottage garden that consists of about 150 roses. She is an active member of the American Rose Society and Immediate Past President of the Indianapolis Rose Society. She is a Consulting Rosarian and Master Gardener, giving her additional opportunities to get her hands dirty as well as educating others about gardening.

Her blog,, tells of her adventures in the garden and in life, as well as promotes roses as an integral part of the landscape. As co-host of the Rose Chat Podcast she shares the stories of roses and those who love them.

After Teresa’s presentation members will participate in our annual Chili Cookoff! Bring your best recipe for chili or cornbread and enter the cookoff. Attendees will vote for their favorite. Drinks, bowls, and cutlery will be furnished along with power strips to connect to electricity.

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!

Anyone who wishes to join the meeting virtually should see Marty Reich’s email to NRS members for information on how to log into GoToMeeting. If you would like to attend as a guest, please submit your request on the Ask a Consulting Rosarian form on the website.

We hope to see you there!