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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 9 Marty Andis 10 Joyce Roderick Recording Secretary 19 Gladys David Dianna Leight 20 Kyle Murphy (916) 984-9624 28 Joan McArdle firstname.lastname@example.org 30 Simin Kiani Assistant – Joye Gephart Parliamentarian Denny Wiemers (916) 983-1008 SRVD The Sacramento River Valley District email@example.com www.californiagardenclubs.org National Garden Club www.learn2grow.com The President’s Corner President, Erin Angulo 983-6557 (916) 768-3629 cell firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com We are also in need of help with obtaining Sponsors. Please contact Denny Wiemers at: 983-1008 or send her an email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.