“Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn” – Demo Garden

On Wednesday, 14 September 2016 Linda Robertson led troops through the maze of corn stalks, an okra forest and tomato vines to seize control of the Demo Garden and Memory Garden. By all accounts, the coup was successful with all casualties occurring at the distant end of the hoe, spade and rake. Below are photos of the action taken by your veteran war correspondent Carol Walenga. Thank you, Carol! And thank you to all who showed up for duty: Ann Andrews, David Bates, Carol Benson, Brenda Gill, Janie Kelley, Floyd Patterson, Linda Robertson, Jan Whitaker and Whit Whitaker.




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Nashville Rose Society 2016 Rose Show

THE NASHVILLE ROSE SOCIETY to Host Rose Show and Competition

September 24 & 25 at the Franklin Marriott Hotel in Cool Springs

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Nashville Rose Society will host the Tenarky District Rose Show on September 24 and 25 at the Franklin Marriott Hotel in Cool Springs. This is one of the largest rose competitions in the South and it hasn’t been held in Nashville since 2012. Admission is free to the public.

The Tenarky District is affiliated with the American Rose Society and is comprised of local rose organizations across Tennessee, Arkansas and Kentucky. More than 40 of the best exhibiting rosarians in the area will compete for awards in multiple categories, displaying all kinds of beautiful roses – hybrid teas, floribundas and miniatures as well as climbers, shrub roses and old garden roses – in a variety of colors and fragrances. There will be competitions for best rose arrangements and rose photography as well.

For more information, download the press release here:

Nashville Rose Society 2016 Rose Show – Press Release

Don’t miss this opportunity! For more information, go to The Nashville Rose Society’s website at www.nashvillerosesociety.com or contact John Wendler, chairman of public relations for the event.


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WCMG at the Cheatham County Fair – August 2016

Wilson County representatives pitched in to help out during the Cheatham County fair earlier in August. Flo Moore & Marianne Pelletier helped judge the Best of Show for the children’s vegetable show. They were joined by Wilson County Master Gardeners Carol Walenga and Bev & Gary Smith, and Wilson County beekeeper Petra Mitchell.



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The Carol & Gary Show Coming This Fall

During the deluge at the Fair last week, Carol Walenga and Gary Stein entertained the masses inside the Master Gardener Building in Fiddlers Grove while they waited out the storm. Rumors that the duo’s act has been picked up by NBC for their fall lineup are unconfirmed.

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Thank you, Patti Stein for the action photos.


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More Fun At The Wilson County Fair

More Master Gardener fun at the 2016 Wilson County Fair. Thank you Marianne Pelletier for the photos.






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