April 2016 program

Tue., Apr. 5 at 1:30 PM “Old Garden Roses Part 2:  Antique Roses in the Mother Lode” by Hilde Langlet

Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson CA


The Mother Lode is rich with historical roses.  Pioneers often brought cuttings of their favorite roses, fragrant mementos of home, as they traveled across the prairies to settle out west. Some of these roses that were first planted 100 years ago can still be seen blooming today along country roads and on family homesteads.  Old garden roses, also known as antique, heirloom or heritage roses, are especially suitable to the rural landscape of the Gold Rush country.

Hilde Langlet
Hilde Langlet

At the April 5th meeting of the Mother Lode Rose Society, Consulting Rosarian and MLRS member Hilde Langlet will give a presentation on “Antique Roses in the Mother Lode,” and share tips for growing these historic treasures.

Hilde Langlet has been growing roses since the 1970s.  Hilde started in San Jose with a small garden of 40 roses, mostly hybrid teas and floribundas.  Hilde was active with the Santa Clara Rose Society until teaching photography at Foothill College became a full time job. After retirement, Hilde moved  to Volcano and joined the Mother Lode Rose Society. Hilde is also a member of the American Rose Society, the Rose Hybridizers Association, and the Old Rose Society also known as Heritage Roses.  Hilde has been dabbling in hybridizing but her real interest is in old roses, where they came from and what makes them unique. She has more then 200 rose bushes with about 40 heirloom roses.  Her talk on April 5th will be on, “What I’ve learned about old roses”, their history and care.  Hilde’s rose garden is in the foothills of California, at 2,000 feet elevation, which creates some interesting challenges with some of them.

Hilde Langlet is a Consulting Rosarian and enjoys sharing her passion for roses.

This meeting is free and open to the public.  The Mother Lode Rose Society meets at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson CA