A Brief History of the History Garden at Fiddlers Grove

Thanks goes out to everyone who came out and helped in creating the History Garden. It was a fun time. It’s amazing how much can get done when we work together.

The Garden has been planted with lettuce, spinach and kale. I also put in flower seeds that need stratification in order to germinate. These flowers will used throughout the Grove and maybe will be available for sale at Spring Fest in April.

Next year the garden will be planted with sorghum, broom corn along with other heirloom vegetables.

Thank you for all that you do!
Marianne Pelletier

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Volunteer & Education Hours Available

Hi Everyone!

20161009_142022I don’t know about you, but I am enjoying this beautiful fall weather. It’s the perfect time to come to Fiddlers Grove to help in creating and learning about the History Garden. This Saturday, October 15, at 8am we will be at Stewart’s Cabin (by Opry Stage) to start building raised beds.

If you are in need of Education hours come out with hammer in hand to learn how to build raised beds from landscape timbers.

If you are in need of volunteer hours, bring a hammer to pound rebar through landscape timbers into the ground (this is not as hard as it sounds).

As the beds are built we will need volunteers to fill the beds with soil (soil is bagged) and then if there is time we will mulch around the beds.

If you have any newspapers, please bring them. We will use them to put under the mulch.

Most importantly lunch will be provided for those who help. Please let me know if you can help this Saturday so I know how much food to make.

Thank you for all that you do!
Marianne Pelletier





Posted in CEU Opportunity, In Our Gardens, Volunteer Opportunity

Work Day at the Fiddlers Grove History Garden

The area where the Fiddlers Grove History Garden will be has been tilled. Now we have to rake out the grass and level it out before we put the raised beds in.

There will be a work day this Tuesday, Oct 11 at 8am. Bring your metal rakes to help in getting the garden ready.

Also, if you have any newspapers you don’t need, please bring them with you. We will be using it in the pathways under the mulch to try and keep weeds down.

See you then!

Marianne Pelletier

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“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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