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Welcome to the website of the Tenarky District of the American Rose Society.  The Tenarky District is one of 18 ARS geographic districts in the United States.  It is comprised of 9 local societies in Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Tenarky has a district convention and rose show each fall and a workshop each winter, usually in February.  It also sponsors workshops for Consulting Rosarians, Horticulture Judges and Arrangement Judges.  This website will be updated frequently so visit us often.


Click here to view a Smilebox
from a memorial service for Dr. Joe Spruiell.


2014 Rose Shows

See Events for details and schedules!

May 31 - Bowling Green Rose Society - Schedule   Results

June 14-15 - Nashville Rose Society - Schedule   Results

Oct. 3-5 - TENARKY District Convention and Rose Show



TENARKY Winter Workshop
Franklin, TN
February 21-22, 2014

Paul Zimmerman of Paul Zimmerman Roses, spoke twice at the 2014 TENARKY Winter Workshop, February 21-23: first, on Saturday morning, about his simplified and sustainable methods of growing roses which he has written about in his book, Everyday Roses; and secondly, at the Saturday evening banquet, about his recently established International Rose Trials in partnership with the Biltmore Estate Rose Garden in Ashville, NC.

Other featured speakers included Carol Shockley from the Central Arkansas Rose Society who reviewed and showed photos of the newest exhibition style hybrid teas, floribundas, minifloras and miniatures, many of which were created by amateur hybridizers, such as Fred Wright, John Smith, Robbie Tucker, Whit Wells and others; and Pat Shanley, ARS Vice President, who reported on the ARS delegation to China last fall, including insights and results. She was accompanied by other delegation members, Clayton Beaty of Beaty Fertilizers and Sam and Nancy Jones, Tenarky District Director and First Lady. Richard Anthony, owner of For Love of Roses, Brighton, Tennessee, led a stimulating presentation on miniflora roses.

All speakers joined in a panel discussion on “The Challenges, Art and Fun of Roses” which included discussion on current rose topics and allowed rosarians to ask questions and gain additional insight from these experts. The increase of rose rosette in the TENARKY area garnered much discussion and concern. At the district meeting, it was decided the district would make a contribution to Dr. Mark Windham’s rose rosette research project at the University of Tennessee. Rosarians could also attend a Horticulture Judges Seminar on Saturday afternoon and a Consulting Rosarian School on Sunday morning. At the beginning of the workshop Friday evening, following the welcome supper, Matt Pilcher, horticulturist from Nashville, offered creative suggestions for “Dressing Up Your Rose Garden” with sustainable gardening plants and procedures for creating a host-friendly environment for beneficial insects and organisms. 


Roses at TENARKY
(some still available - click below for lists)

Certified Roses Images
Certified Roses List
Weeks Roses List

updated 3/3/14


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2007 Princess of District Web Sites

2006 District Website Princess logo 2004 ARS King of District Websites
Website Awards earned by Claire Campbell, Tenarky webmaster 2003-2012.
Awards were discontinued in 2010.



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