A Story of our Club . . .

‘This article appeared in the Sacramento Bee in April 2015 in connection with “Folsom Garden Club has blossomed over the years” “In January 1934, a group of 16 women dressed in finery got together for tea and refreshments and formed the Folsom...

Saved by Sage

A while back, friends of mine, a married couple, bought a fixer upper. This wasn’t a splash-of- paint-and-some-elbow-grease fixer upper; this was a 1970s gem that hadn’t seen a lick of work done to it, ever. The former owner, a curmudgeonly recluse,...

One Little Black-Eyed Susan

One little Black-eyed Susan wandered into my yard one day, I don’t know where she came from but I invited her to stay.   She seemed so bright and sunny and she required little care, And everyone who saw her thought her beauty to be rare. Soon her roots spread deep,...

Reflections on Rosemary

First, you notice the smell: tangy, resinous, and unforgettable. That’s rosemary, the workhorse of our herb gardens. It’s always on hand, no matter the time of year, ready to yield up a snip to flavor tonight’s dinner. My rosemary was purchased from a Folsom...

Camellia Guidelines

Camellias are easy to grow if you follow a few “rules.” Here are some that I gathered from camellia experts and my father and mother who had several camellias in their East Bay Area garden. Camellias like shady afternoons, so don’t plant them in full sun. Mine are...

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