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Madame Isaac Pierre on arched trellis with bench                    David Austin's Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Sue Ruxton. Ooltewah, TN
Tri-State Rose Society of Chattanooga
When Sue lived in Florida, her yard was too shaded for roses.  She changed that when she moved north. On the right is Tess of the d'Urbervilles.
  back yard garden and fountain near the patio area                    Nicole, Veteran's Honor, Beloved with Angels on both ends
Nora & Bobby Faulkenberry, Ringgold, GA
Tri-State Rose Society of Chattanooga
Nora never wanted to cut any of her roses, but when her mother was suffering from terminal cancer, she took her a bouquet.  When her mother died, Nora dedicated a small garden to her.
view of side yard                    picture of back yard
John & Diane Skinner, East Ridge, TN
Tri-State Rose Society of Chattanooga
John has been growing roses for 14 years.  In the beginning, Dianne wanted 2 pink, 2 red, and 2 yellow so they started with those and now have over 175 plants.
  beds shown contain 30 HT/Grandifloras                    another view of bed with HT and Grandiflora roses
Dan & Barbara Brickman, Ooltewah, TN
Tri-State Rose Society of Chattanooga
The Novice Queen as well as the Queen of theShow and the Mini Queen at the Chattanooga District Show -- all came from this garden.
main rose beds with Lake Chickanauga in the background                    the greenhouse where they root fotuniana rootstock & bud roses
Jeff & Cindy Garrett, Soddy Daisy, TN
Tri-State Rose Society of Chattanooga
The Garretts currently have about 450 roses.  Here are their main rose beds with Lake Chickanauga in the background.  In the center of the first pictureis their largest water garden with water lilies and Koi fish.
  Sissy & her roses against front of house                    24 HT & Floribundas
Sissy Brackett, Chattanooga, TN
Tri-State Rose Society of Chattanooga
Sissy has 76 roses, one for each of her years. The roses pictured here were planted by her grandchildren while she was recovering froma horrible car crash.
back yard with Strike It Rich, Dolly Parton, Silver Star, and Night & Day                    Let Freedom Ring, Pope John Paul II, Liv Taylor, Veteran's Honor, Night & Day
Jim & Nancy Layzer, Gainesboro, TN
Cookeville Area Rose Society
The Layzers tried to grow roses from the time they moved to Tennessee 24 years ago but didn't have much success until they received the help and support of the members of the CARS.
  back yard with mostly HT's & Altissimo climber on the fence                    back yard beds in late fall
Sam & Nancy Jones, Nashville, TN
Nashville Rose Society

Winning a Novice Queen with Crystalline, the Jones discovered the fun side of growing roses, competing, arranging, sharing with neighbors, and judging, and helping others grow roses.
fall picture of HT bed                    spring shot of HT bed
Don & Sara Jo Gill, Brentwood, TN
Nashville Rose Society
The Gills have been growing roses for over 22 years and exhibiting for eighteen.  Since their first blue ribbon for a Double Delight at the state fair, they have won many prizes both in horticulture and in arranging.
  Charles & granddaughter Courtney with Double Delight & Mr. Lincoln                    Granddaught Sarah Grace with Sweet Caroline & Chelsea Belle
Charles & Ann Lott, Hendersonville, TN
Nashville Rose Society
The only place the Lotts have sun is in the frontyard on both sides of their driveway.  Here is where they have 120 roses, mostly Hybrid Teas, with eight miniatures, and six Knockouts at the driveway entrance.
Photos provided by the garden owner
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