OK: the Nashville Music Garden. Have you heard of it? It's a garden, full of flowers, which is nice. I mean, how could you be against that? (It's at the corner of at the corner of Fourth Ave. and Demonbreun, in the Hall of Fame Park.) But I have to admit, I'm confused.
The Nashville Music Garden is home to the Nashville Music Garden Collection, an assortment of over six dozen flowering plants whose names include Barbara Mandrell, Grand Ole Opry, Minnie Pearl, Pretty Woman, Purple Haze, Elvis, Ring of Fire, Tennessee Waltz, Alabama, Chantilly Lace, Dolly Parton, Kiss an Angel Good Morning, Hank Williams, Reba McEntire and Amy Grant, just to name a few.
So the flowers have names? Like pets? Or are these are all unique species? Is it like "Monterey Jack," or "Chilean Sea Bass," where they just slap a catchy-sounding name on something? They didn't really breed 70+ new kinds of flowers, did they?
Anyway, you can see for yourself on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m., when the mayor and Barbara Mandrell and a whole bunch of other people will be there to smell the roses and talk about how great it is to have a garden full of flowers named after musicians and songs. Free long-stemmed roses and Loveless biscuits for the first 500 people!