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					                                                        Neighborhood Gardeners since 1934
      Mailing Address:
      P.O. Box 1681, Folsom, Ca 95763
      Website: www.folsomgarden.org


                             March 2010 Newsletter
        Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don't want to press your luck.
                                   -- Author Unknown



Board of Officers                                         March 4, 2010
      2009 – 2010
                                                         Business Meeting - 10:00
President
Erin Angulo
                                               The Rotary Clubhouse in Lew Howard Park
(916) 983-6557                          Guest Speaker: Chery Small Robinson. She will talk
(916) 768-3629 cell                     about medicinal and culinary herbs
palidans@aol.com
                                        Please Note:** If you bring a guest be sure to check in with the
 st
1 Vice President                        greeters for a name tag, and introduce your guest to Dorothy
Diane Sullivan                          Populorum who is in charge of membership. **
(916) 355-0214
dianes916@sbcglobal.net                 Be Green: - To aid in saving the earth, bring your
                                        own cup if possible.
2nd Vice President
Jan-Can Prendergast
(916) 855-3210
Treasurer
                                                          March Birthdays
Roy Byrd
(916) 293-8142                                           1   Connie Dibb
ronandcc@comcast.net                                     9   Marty Andis
                                                        10   Joyce Roderick
Recording Secretary                                     19   Gladys David
Dianna Leight
                                                        20   Kyle Murphy
(916) 984-9624
                                                        28   Joan McArdle
flashleight@sbcglobal.net
                                                        30   Simin Kiani
Assistant – Joye Gephart
 Parliamentarian
Denny Wiemers
(916) 983-1008                              SRVD The Sacramento River Valley District
dwiemers@earthlink.net                      www.californiagardenclubs.org

                                             National Garden Club www.learn2grow.com
The President’s Corner

President, Erin Angulo
983-6557
(916) 768-3629 cell
palidans@aol.com
 Hello fellow gardeners! The sun has finally arrived and the daffodils are blooming –
I think spring is just around the corner……

We have so many great events coming up in the next few months. Our Garden Tour
committee has been very hard at work getting 6 gardens, handling publicity, scheduling all of us to help in April
and generally doing a fantastic job so that we will have plenty of money for scholarships. Please be sure to sign up
and help on the days of the tour.

We also have some great Dirt Gardener events for the rest of the year. Thanks to all those who came
Wednesday, February 17th to hear Rose Loveall from Morningsun Farms talk about herbs and getting our gardens
ready for spring. Remember Friday, March 19th (note date change) to hear Steve Sawyer from Village Nurseries.
Then in May we will have a field trip to Amador Flower Farms in Plymouth. I would love to do a little field trip in
April or early May to Highhand Nursery for lunch and wander the nursery and little shops they have in the
warehouse. So much to do in our area and not enough time!

And remember, nominations are coming up quickly. I would really LOVE to have everyone step up in some
position, whether on the board or on one of the many committees we have – thanks in advance!

Yours in the love of gardening,         Erin Angulo


                                    Mark Your Calendars

                                                           Other Garden Activities and Events
       Folsom Garden Club Events
                                                           Feb 27 & Mar 13 – 10am - Wake up Your Yard from A
March 19 - 2pm – 4pm - NOTE date change -                    Winter Slumber Workshop at HIGH-HAND Nursery
Sr. Center, 48 Natoma, with Steve Sawyer                     Check out additional workshops at www.highhand.com
from Village Nurseries
                                                           March 5-7 – Sacramento Home and Garden
April 1 - 10-12 noon – FGC Monthly Business                 Show, Cal Expo
 Mtg., Garden Tour discussion
                                                           March 20 – 10am – What’s Blooming in the Cemetery
April 22 - 4:00pm Pre-tour of Folsom gardens,               Old City Cemetery, Sacramento
April 24-25 – Folsom Garden Club Tour                      March 24-28, 2010 - San Francisco Flower & Garden
   Springtime in the Gardens                               Show at the San Mateo Events Center.

May 6 – 10 -12noon – FGc Monthly Business                  April 8 – 11 California State Flower and Garden Show,
 Meeting                                                      Cal Expo
                                                           April 17 – 9:30 to 2pm – Open Garden, Historic
May 19 – Field trip to Amador Flower Farm                     Rose Garden, Old City Cemetery, Sacramento
 in Plymouth.                                              April 20-24 – Bouquets to Art - de Young Museum
                                                           May 14-16 – Auburn Spring Home Show, Gold Country
                                                              Fairgrounds, Auburn
June – Installation Pot Luck                               July 27 – Aug 8 - SONOMA COUNTY FAIR,
                                                              Santa Rosa
                                               February Meeting
Plant of the Month by Brenda Dayton                     Guest Speaker – Roger Sherburne
Brenda talked about What Not to Plant: Bermuda          A member of the Carmichael
Grass. This grass                                       Geranium Society. Roger
was brought here by                                     explained there are 5 main
the Spanish who                                         species of Geraniaceae.
brought it from                                         Pelargoniums and Geraniums
Africa. It is very                                      are susceptible to cold
aggressive and not a                                    weather.
good plant for our                                      To start cuttings he
area. She discussed                                     recommended using willow
various methods for eradicating Bermuda grass           bark powder to root the cuttings and preferred it to rootone.
from the use of Round Up if other plants are not in
the area to using black plastic, or paperbags to
cover the plant and “cook the plant”.

At the February Meeting:
Hodgepodge table took in $10.50
Raffle                   $62.00
Three new members joined. – Look below under 2009-2010 Yearbook for names and information.



Gardening Tips for February                                  Prepare the vegetable garden soil for
                                                             planting. The addition of well-rotted
Get the soil in your vegetable patch in high nutrient        manure, processed manure, peat moss or
shape.                                                       compost are good additives for building
                                                             compost humus in the soil.
Fertilize shrubs and trees if this wasn't done in
February. Use an acid type rhododendron fertilizer           Time to start tomatoes, lettuce, and many other
to feed evergreens, conifers, broad leaf evergreens,         vegetables from seed. The most dreaded tasks of all is
rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias.                        weeding, but it is one that really needs to be
                                                             accomplished before the weeds have a chance to flower
Use an all-purpose fertilizer to feed roses and other        and go to seed.
deciduous trees and shrubs. If you use granular type
                                                              Remember once the weeds go to seed you can be
fertilizers, be sure to water it in thoroughly.
                                                             fighting that weed seed for up to seven years or more.
Begin to spray roses for blackspot. Feed roses.              Most weeds can simply be pulled or cultivated out of
Prune winter Jasmine after flowering; cut                    the garden while they are young.
honeysuckle back to 3ft.
                                                             Turn the compost pile, adding any course mulch which
Remove all dead blooms
                                                             was removed from the garden to it.
from bulbs.
                                                             Keep an eye out for Aphids (spray off with water) and
Fertilize any bulbs that have                                Cutworms (Cutworm Dust).
finished blooming with bone
                                                             Clean out all of your birdhouses now, so that they will
meal or bulb booster.
                                                             be ready when the birds return.
Plant Primroses and pansies.
                                                             Mist or spray your houseplants to clean away the
                                                             winters dust, prevent Spider Mites and add a little
                                                             humidity.
Folsom Garden Club Logo – Vote at the March Meeting
Below are three logos created by members of garden club. One will be chosen as the official Folsom Garden Club logo
based on a vote at the March Business Meeting. Choose the one you feel will best represent the Folsom Garden Club.

                A                                       B                                         C




Update to constitution and by-laws:                   The last page contains Board Recommendations to the Constitution &
By Laws. It will be presented at the March meeting and a vote on the changes will be at the April meeting.




The Great Backyard Bird Count - Feb 12 – 15, 2010.
 Here are two photos, one of Canada geese (ho hum) just because it's a good
photo with good contrast/focus. The other very blurry photo of a Snow or
Ross's Goose, just because he's not so rare. We saw him last year--he might
                                travel with that group of Canandians!

                                 I only turned in a list from my backyard
                                 feeder to the GBBC this year: a Bewick's wren, lots of finches and orioles, jays,
                                 oak titmouse, spotted towhees and California towhees, white-crowned sparrows,
                                 black phoebes.

In the past, I've found the hike to the right from Brown's Ravine to be a great place for woodpeckers and I've seen a
flock of cedar waxwings there! Donna Brennan

Plots available at the Community Garden
                           Gladys Trejo, a member in the Folsom
                           Garden Club since 1944, invites club
                           members to her community garden to
                           develp their skills in producing
                           vegetables, fruits and flowers. Contact
                           Dan Knott if intersted in a plot at the
                           Community Garden. 988-1931.
GARDEN TOUR APRIL 24 and 25, 2010 -- “Springtime in the Gardens.”
                    The next Garden Tour meeting is scheduled for March 4, 12 – 1:00pm following the
                    Business Meeting. Hope to see you there.
                    Thanks to everybody who came to the last Garden Tour Meeting in February. We have
                    6 gardens; the ticket brochure work has begun along with the map. Ron Byrd showed us
                    samples of directional signs to select from. The metal framed signs were selected and these
                    signs have been ordered (18 of them).
Anna & myself met with Shirley & Dave Jones to discuss videoing each of the gardens. Dave showed us what he
has done and his work looks just wonderful, and he is willing to volunteer to do this. Donna Brennan reported 10
tickets were sold to her Quilt group!! Way To Go Donna! It was suggested the Club invest in a “Banner” with our
name & web site…Ron and Erin did some investigating and pricing…one was selected and should have this
available hopefully by the April Meeting.
One of our sponsors, The Blossom Shop, who is very supportive of our club, was very kind and willing to attach
our “Save the Date” card to each floral bouquet they sent out (with some exceptions) which began on February 9th.
The owner, Charlene, is also willing to begin selling our pre-tour tickets beginning February 16th as well.
Rashelle Cirigliano is helping Marty Andis with volunteers at each of the six Gardens on our tour. A sign up sheet
was passed around requesting our members to sign up for a 2 or 4 hour shift for Saturday and/or Sunday. If you
didn’t get a chance to sign up for a shift, please contact Rashelle at: 439-0343 As Soon As Possible.
At this moment, we are desperately in need of help with our Publicity. If you have some extra time to help
Gigi Gerber with this project, please contact her at: 351-1767 or send her an email: gigigoodies@yahoo.com
We are also in need of help with obtaining Sponsors. Please contact Denny Wiemers at: 983-1008 or send
her an email: dweimers@earthlink.net
I have just started passing out the 81/2 X 11 fliers to grocery stores & Manufactured Home Parks. If any of you
would like some of these fliers to pass around to the places you visit, please call Jan-Can at: 989-1223.
Rack cards should be available by the March meeting if not sooner. Please call Jan-Can with a count of Rack
cards you would like to have at: 989-1223.
Thank you all again for your help and support with our 10th Annual Folsom Garden Tour!! Your time and efforts
are very much appreciated…Jan-Can



2009 – 2010 Yearbook
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS -- We now have a total of 82 Members
Add the following new members to your list:

Diana Northrup                      Jim Northrup                         Don Thomas
                                        Attachment for Board Recommendations to
                                       Constitutions & By Laws Version May 7, 2009
The following section is offered for reference and explains the procedure for amending our Constitution and By
Laws:
      Article 7          Amendments and New Sections: The Constitution and Bylaws may be
                         amended by a two thirds vote of members present at a regular meeting after,
                         and providing, the amendment has been sanctioned by the Board of Directors
                         of The Folsom Garden Club and published prior to that meeting.

Existing Versions (shown in the box)
Revisions are highlighted in yellow and follow each section.

CONSTITUTION

      Article 4          Officers and Elections: (1) The officers of the club shall be a President, a Vice
                         President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and a Parliamentarian. (2) The President,
                         Vice President and Treasurer will be elected at the May meeting and installed
                         in June. The Secretary and the Parliamentarian shall be appointed by the
                         President and will serve at his/her pleasure. (3) The term of office for elected
                         positions shall be for one year. A member may serve in an elected position for
                         two consecutive years.




Officers and Elections: (1) The officers of the club shall be a President, a First Vice President, a Second Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and a
Parliamentarian. (2) The President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer will be elected at the May meeting and
installed in June. The Parliamentarian shall be appointed by the President and will serve at his/her pleasure. (3) The term of office for elected positions
shall be for one year. A member may serve in an elected position for two consecutive years.



BOARD OF DIRECTORS

      Section 3         The Board of Directors shall hold a meeting as necessary.


The president shall conduct a minimum of ten (10) Board of Directors meetings per year with one occurring prior to the annual planning meeting.


DUTIES OF THE COMMITTEES

      Section 2         The Program chairperson shall be responsible for providing
                        programs for regular club meetings and Dirt Gardener meetings.
                        The Vice President will fill this position. The Garden Tour
                        chairperson shall be responsible for overseeing the planning and
                        implementation of the annual garden tour. The Second Vice
                        President will fill this position

The First Vice President shall be responsible for providing programs for regular club meetings and Dirt Gardener meetings. The Second Vice President
shall be responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of the annual garden tour.

				
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