Special Event: Saturday June 18th Sierra Foothills and Mother Lode Rose Society are hosting a garden tour in the Mother Lode! Scroll down description of gardens and photos. Scroll down further for Map/Directions at bottom of page. Flyers with map will also be available at the June 7th monthly membership meeting 1:30 PM.
Garden #1: Hilde and Tom Langlet, 17206 Hale Road, Volcano. Approximately 200+ roses, many old garden roses. Please note due to one-way drive way, this garden limited access, will be open 9 – 10 AM ONLY.
Steve and Susie Jones, Fiddletown
To describe Steve & Susie Jones’ rose garden is “new and under construction.” They grow over 400 roses of all types on their five acres. Climbers, ramblers, large shrubs, old garden roses, and species line the two deer fences on the property. Except for about 100 miniature roses they brought up as they were in 7-gallon squat pots, most of the roses are less than two years in the ground.
Steve builds new rose beds each year using stacking blocks and recently dug up the yard to put in hard plumbing to the rose and vegetable beds in front and to the gazebo they are in the process of building. Other rose beds on the property contain hybrid teas, floribundas, polyantha, old garden roses and Austin roses.
BEN AND ELSINA DEAN
“ The Rose Garden of Yesterday and Tomorrow”
8180 Mt. Aukum Rd,Mt. Aukum, California
Welcome to the Dean Rose Garden, the “Rose Garden of Yesterday and Tomorrow”.
The first rose “Cecile Brunner” was planted as soon as moved into our first home(the only one) over 60 years ago. We are sorry to say that all that is left of that beloved rose is the large trunk of that climbing rose that has succumbed to the infectious Crown Gall Disease. This past year however new growth has strongly shown it’s strength and we have blooms. Most of the growth continues to grow high above the old historic grapevines that were planted from cuttings from my home place(the D’Agostini Winery Ranch)now known as Sobon Estate. Another old garden rose that came from cuttings from my mother’s rose garden continues to bloom across the front driveway in front of the house. I hope you can enjoy the fragrance.
Please enjoy our passion for roses and the beauty of the potpourri of Perennials and annuals.
We built our home ourselves and the garden gradually evolved to the expanse as it is now with many changes.
As we get older and more disabled so does the garden change, but with the age so does something new each year with more trellises and pathways. And of course the newest of roses and statuary and of course more containers with miniatures and minifloras.
The container plantings have increased each year because of the invasion of the oak root fungus in the soil.
This has been our only home. We have raised 5 children here. We intend, God willing, to spend our last days here in the midst of the beauty of the Sierras, while strolling through the garden while checking where I can put just one more plant.
ENJOY YOUR VISIT OF THE OLD AND THE NEW.
THANK YOU FOR COMING AND GOD BLESS YOU
BEN AND ELSINA
Lani Chapman garden, 13320 Oakstream, Shenandoah Valley
Nestled above the sloping grapevines on the crest of a ridge on Oakstream Road, is a landscaped panorama of greenery. A spread of coral, pink and red carpet roses occupy a circle in front of the home and frame walkways on the north and west side of the home. Predominately, hybrid- tea roses of various colors prevail in a garden bed on the west side of the home.
Last stop is the Amador Flower Farm. Bring a picnic lunch.