Tue., Oct. 6, 2015 at 1:30 PM “A Year in Baldo’s Rose Garden” by Baldo Villegas
Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson CA
The largest personal rose garden in the Sacramento area belongs to Baldo Villegas, and at our October meeting Baldo will be sharing his tips for a season of beautiful bloom.
Upon Baldo’s retirement as Senior Environmental Research Scientist with the State of California, he moved to a ranchette in Orangevale, and in the course of 5 years planted approximately 3,000 roses. About 1,500 are in the ground, 1,000 in pots, and another several hundred as cuttings planted at the base of the mother plant. Baldo’s Acres, as the property is known, is a sight to behold in bloom. An avid exhibitor, many of the roses Baldo grows are new releases or top performing roses with exceptional form. Besides roses, a large assortment of fruit trees, perennials and bee colony add to the splendor.
A national award winning Master Rosarian, Horticulture Judge and Silver Honor Medal recipient, he is in demand as a speaker across the country and is well known for his enthusiast, humorous and down to earth presentation. An Entomologist, his nickname is “Bugman.”