About Annette Howard

New to the area from the cold northeast this past February 2017. I am married and the mother of 1 lovely daughter. For many reasons my husband and I decided to retire early and move to a warmer climate. I joined the garden club my 2nd week here and quickly found and made many new friendships and learned lots from our guest speakers.

November Happenings

At our meeting on November 9 we will be treated to a Bonsai Demonstration by Sharon and Ron Lang from right here in BSL.  The Langs have cultivated many plants over the years and they will be presenting some of the basics of their care and will bring along some samples that they have grown. Please join us as we learn about this fascinating art.



November 13 will be a garden work day – please come out and lend a hand.  Bring gloves and any small hand tools you may need for weeding – we can always use the help.

Salvias Demonstration

LOCATION:  BSL Community Center

TIME:  10:00 AM

DATE:  October 12

SPEAKER: Rich Dufresne

Rich owns the World of Salvias company and has been growing salvias since 1974   and has introduced many salvias.  He is an organic chemist and educated at Carnegie Mellon University, Brandeis and Johns Hopkins.  He will talk about the many different varieties and their care.  He will bring a variety of plants and offer some for sale.  He has written a resource book Salvia Placard Handbook and has a website www.fbts.com  

As always the public is invited to our demonstration.  A tour of our award winning gardens will follow.  Please join us, learn a bit about Salvias and what the Garden Club is and does.