From Post staff reports
The Nashville Rose Society Garden Tour 2011 is set for Saturday, June 4, from noon until 5 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
Members have tediously and meticulously been grooming every leaf and bloom on every rose bush, and Denise Thorne of Wilson County, chair of the Garden Tour, said she knows this tour will be a treat for everyone who visits.
The tour includes Jim and Starla Harding, editors of the Rose Leaf Magazine. Their gardens are located on 1705 Catalpa Court in Thompson’s Station.
The gardens of Larry and Connie Baird, who serve as president and first lady of the organization, are on 2571 Tonty’s Bend Road in Duck River, and they will have their gates open to welcome everyone.
Lyle and Ruby Worsham invite you to stop in and wander through the paths of their landscaped gardens at 212 Cheyenne Trail in Columbia.
The Belmont Rose Garden in the Nashville Campus of Belmont University will be on the tour. The address is 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville. Head Horticulturist Mary Weber has the garden ready for touring.
You can read all about the history of this garden project on the Nashville Rose Society website www.nashvillerosesociety.com.
“All these people have devoted their time and energy for the Nashville Rose Society, so please show your appreciation and invite someone and tour these gardens. You can glean knowledge from these expert rosarians,” Thorne said.
By RAY POPE
While working in my garden this past Sunday, there were several Purple Martins looking over my Martin house. Finally there was a different type of bird also checking it out. I had to go in and retrieve my binoculars to see it a little more closely. There was a Tree Swallow very interested in living there as the female rested on the top and the male flew back and forth bringing nesting material inside.
I received an e-mail from Suzy Scott this past week. With such a pretty Sunday last week, Suzy decided to ride her motorcycle to church. She uncovered the bike and then reached for her helmet only to find that some bird had built a nest inside and there were three eggs already in it. I told Suzy that it was most likely a Carolina Wren as they like to nest in some of the strangest places. Anyway Suzy took the car instead.
The day I did the seminar on Bluebirds and Purple Martins, W.T. Nolen Jr. brought me several Bluebird houses that he had built. Dotty Kim wanted one very bad so I gave her one of them. Dotty laid hers on the rail of her wheelchair ramp with the intentions of putting it out the next day. Before she could do that, a pair of Carolina Chickadees took over the nesting box and raised their own family in it. They moved out this past week.
I woke up this morning just before time for church and had to rush to get there. After a great meal at my mother’s, I finally got to my house. I have been keeping an eye on my Bluebirds as they were elbow to elbow inside the nest. When I opened the box it was devoid of little ones. I then decided to move the house where I could work in peace in the garden without the dive-bombing. Before I could place it elsewhere, Pop Bluebird was back with a beak full of grass.
By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post
Julie Hadlock just can’t get shed of her love for horses, saddles and everything else that reflects the Western lifestyle.
In fact, her itch got to be so bad that she finally felt compelled to open her own tack shop, Stockman Supply, in February in downtown Lebanon at the former site of Carpenter’s Scratch and Dent. It has quickly become a place that makes cowboys and equestrians feel equally at home.
What makes Stockman Supply extry special is its demonstration area in the back room. Not quite the same as the drive-up window at McDonald’s, the area is mighty convenient for horse owners to bring in their steed and have it personally fit for a saddle or other riding gear.
“I wanted to have an inside fitting room for the rider and their horse, so people can bring their horse in here to be custom fit for a saddle,” said Hadlock, who grew up on a mini-farm in Goodlettsville, just north of Nashville, where she worked with livestock from a young age.
By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post
Charges are pending against the occupants of a home at 201 Keaton Street after Lebanon Police Department’s SWAT team and its Narcotics Division served a search warrant Friday night, May 27 where they confiscated marijuana, pills, cash and seized a vehicle.
A concussion grenade was used by the SWAT team which executed the search warrant at the residence, Chief Scott Bowen said.
Once inside, he noted, “We were able to recover several items including cash, marijuana, pills, drug paraphernalia and seized a vehicle.”
The suspects’ names were not released as they have not been charged with anything as of yet, although Bowen added they will be filed soon.
MEETING SET THURSDAY AT 6:30 PM
By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
Norene has had a Post Office for more than 130 years, but the United States Postal Service is considering closing the facility and has invited residents to a community meeting on Thursday, June 2, to answer any questions or concerns.
The USPS sent a letter to all Norene residents informing them of the possible closure of their Post Office and provided a questionnaire for the citizens to answer in order to receive feedback before the June 2 meeting.
“The office is being studied for closure or consolidation,” read the letter, which cited operating costs as the major factor for the possible closure.