Mar 2015 Program

Tue., Mar. 3, 2015 at 1:30 PM “Companion Plants for Roses” by Charlotte Owendyk.  Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson CA

Roses are the Queen of Flowers, and every Queen needs her Court. Companion plants complement the beauty of roses. On Tuesday March 3 at 1:30 PM the Mother Lode Rose Society is privileged to present “Companion Plants for Roses” with special guest speaker Charlotte Owendyk.

Charlotte Owendyk
Charlotte Owendyk

Companion plants are like the icing on the cake, and just like it’s important to use the right ingredients when baking, the right companion plants can make a garden delectably delicious.

Rose Expert Charlotte Owendyk will share her secrets of how you too can have a royal garden, and she has a long history with beautiful gardens. At the tender age of four, Charlotte had her first exposure to roses when she literally fell from a fence into the neighbor’s rose bed. A magical spell was cast; Charlotte believes that nothing beats roses for long lasting bloom and fragrance. After 25 years, her Roseville garden now contains more than 300 roses. In addition, the garden is filled with an assortment of shrubs, vegetables, herbs, fruit and other trees. Tucked among the roses are companion plantings adding to the overall English garden atmosphere.

Winner of several national awards for her horticultural articles, Charlotte is enjoys speaking to garden groups and rose societies. A member of several local rose societies, she has served in numerous capacities including president and rose show chairperson. She is responsible for the nationally recognized Rose Reflection newsletter for the greater Sacramento area rose societies and is a consulting rosarian and apprentice horticultural judge.